Hey, just need some advice have been on a 40/40/20 cutting phase for 11 weeks now have lost 25 pounds, still some way to go. My starting weight was 214lbs and im now at 189lbs. Starting bodyfat was 30% now just hovering around the 20% mark.
Basically considering trying the V-Diet, but wasnt sure if i should take some time of cutting, my cutting calories are 2200. First few weeks of cutting i had good loss numbers before tapering of to about 1 pound a week, however the last two weeks have seen losses of around 2-3 pounds, am worried may be some muscle??? Though my strength feels fine in the gym, lifts remain the same if not better.
Height: 5' 10"
Lean Body Mass: 150lbs
lower waist: 37" (love handles)
Below pecs: 33"
Full body weights x3 a week
(rotation between deadlifts, squats, bench, chin/pull ups, barbell rows, shoulder press, good mornings)
Cardio x3 a week
45 min sessions
Running 15 mins
Boxing bag (4 x 2 mins)
Vertical climber,rowing,bike make up remaining time
Long walk sunday 1hr beach
I def think i have alot of endo in me, store alot of fat in my lower waist and upper thighs, whilst my arms and upeer back are quiet toned. Do i need to go back to maintenance for a few weeks, sounds weird but i feel like im losing numbers on the scale but not fat in front of the mirror??? But when people see me they are like damn u look good, but im not happy with fat on my abs...My food is decent not 100% perfect but i dont have cheat meals.
6.00am - oats or rye bread with a piece of fruit
8.30am - whey shake
10.30 - cashews/yoghurt
12.30 - chicken 200g, grean beans,brocoli (weight days i add brown rice)
2.30 - whey shake
5.30 - chicken/steak, greans and brown rice/pasta on weight days to get carbs up
Protein is 200+ and carbs and fats make up the rest in a split
salmon oil 4 caps, 10g of flax seed ground daily
Lifts: 5x5 stronglift program
Deadlift: 350 (belt)
Barbell row: 140
Shoulders: 120 (weak shoulders)
Chin/pull ups 5x5 own weight Struggle to complete
Any help would be appreciated, been lifting for about 12 months, initially did a bulk and gained some decent strength but fat gain was far to great. Should i jump on the V-Diet or try lower carbs etc thanks in advance