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Fierce 5 Novice Routine while Cutting

Hey guys, 180lbs 5’10 32 years old here. Been half-heartedly bulking for years and recently found out I have an (estimated) 16.8% body fat, not cool! So now I’m trying to cut. Using My Fitness Pal I’m tracking calories etc. The diet almost feels too easy. I do t experience much hunger, I just don’t get to snack how I used to.

This is day number 5 and I’m still trying to feel out how exercise will fit in here. Was thinking run three or four times a week and lift two or three times a week with the novice Fierce 5 program. Building muscle during this cup would be awesome, but probably not realistic. I would like to keep my strength up though. Just before going on this bulk I deadlifted 430lbs which I was super proud of and I hope to stay close to that during this cut. Suggestions?

will you post a pic with your face blurred out for reference

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Sure. Give me a couple hours though. I’m at work and the only shirtless pics I have on my phone are all in flattering lighting with me flexing. I look pretty trim in the mornings but by evening time I look fat if I’m not flexing, despite only bloating about a half inch

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How do you “estimate” and come out with a number like 16.8%

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I did the test where you measure your waist, neck, then enter height and weight

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Gotcha.

My take is that the mirror is the best gauge of “too fat” or not.

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what lead you to choose fierce 5?

I posted a pic for reference

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The volume visit real high, I can focus on strength and it won’t make me too sore to run

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It’s not me you need to be asking, it’s yourself. Do you think you’re carrying too much fat for your goals? Or too little muscle? Or something else entirely?

You’ve asked for suggestions, but seem to have a game plan in mind.

I suggest you do exactly what you want to do for six weeks. At the end of six weeks if you like the result keep doing it, if you do not, look at making some changes.

I presume you are weighing yourself daily in the morning and recording that weight into MFP. You are getting 160-180 grams of protein daily.

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Yeah, I was just wondering if the game plan was viable or had any obvious flaws I wasn’t aware of

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While it’s not what I would do if I were you, who cares.

Your body, your experiment.

You get to find what works for you and what you enjoy.

What could be flawed about following a lifting program, running, and watching what you eat. You are ahead of 80% of men your age.

Start a log so we can follow your success.

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