As of December 16th, I weighed in at 196.4, with 14.3% bodyfat and a 32 inch waist. This is nowhere near where I wanted to be right now, and to me that is unacceptable. My goal was to be at 205 with 8% bodyfat by the time I was 18. Thats 10 pounds heavier with 6% less bodyfat. For this to come true, I have to lose 16 pounds of fat, and gain 24 pounds of muscle. (roughly?) Thats a long shot to say the least.
I need your help vets. I've never had a coach, anyone to lift with, anyone to steer me right or wrong, and I'm asking for that from you. I want to do this the best way possible, and by myself, I simply can't do that. An outside perspective is needed often, and I lack that from anywhere else.
I think I should cut. I want to get lean first, under 10% lean. I'm sick of being this "heavy" I haven't seen my abs, and Id like to. I know this has been beaten to death again and again, so the issue is NOT WHETHER I SHOULD BULK OR CUT AT THIS MOMENT. I am comfortable enough at this musculature, that I think I would feel better leaner. I then plan to milk the rebound and see how big I can get while trying to stay moderatly lean.
I want to be under 8% bodyfat by mid april. The lower the better. What are reasonable results to expect in this timeframe? It seems like 16 weeks is really long to make a cut, but I've never try to cut down super low before. Does anyone have any comments on that?
As far as lifting, I'll be using
My BMR is 2063, says an online calculator, so I'm going to try to get my daily caloric intake in that range. I'll be erring on the higher side as things progress, and eventually dropping it slowly. I'm not following a specific diet. I find that when I get hung up on eating NO carbs or NO fats or NO whatever, I tend to eat only the same food over and over again. I'm going to follow a balanced diet, while trying to eat home cooked foods with little carbs.
As a guideline I'll use carb to protein ratio to determine whether or not the food is "good" to eat. Through most of the day I'll try to keep it 1-1 or under, and around workout times I may eat foods that are 1-2.
I'm going to try a little "g-flux" type thing here, where On days I have nothing better to do, im going to ride a stationary bike for an hour or three, and then replace all, or some of the calories I burned with fish oil.
Before pictures will be displayed after I am 7-8% bodyfat :].