My name is Cris. Long time reader, first time poster. I just finished a bulking phase (that I was forced to stop a little sooner than I liked, eating 4500-5000 calories a day was rough both on my body and my wallet). I’m 5’11" and I started at 179 pounds and about 10.5% body fat, and am now at 193ish and 13.5%. My strength went up quite a bit, and I’m going to be cutting back down now.
I’m following Chad’s plan outlined in his book “Huge in a Hurry” and taking other advice from T-Nation articles on leaning out. I’ve also gone to a nutritionist for some baseline measurements and blood work and professional food advice.
I’ve included my starting photo and will take daily ones to track my performance, but I won’t spam the forums here with all of them (I’ll probably do weekly updates on size and strength). If you’d like to follow my daily progress, please check out my training blog at
My goal is to slim down to about 7-8% body fat while losing as little lean mass / strength as possible (obviously). Once I’ve reached that goal, I plan to make one of those nifty pic-a-day videos so I look like I’m morphing into a ripped monster in a matter of minutes. I’ll be sure to link that here when it’s done!
BSN N.O. Xplode
BSN True Mass (only used after extra heavy training days to retain lean mass)
Syntax Nectar Roadside Lemonade Protein Powder (best tasting carb free powder I’ve found to mix with water)
Wish me luck in adhering to my plan (shouldn’t be too hard as I’m kinda broke right now and I can’t really afford to go eat cheat meals haha)!