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My Cutting Routine - Advice Please!


#1

What's up boys,

I'm going on a little fat loss phase for about 5-6 weeks. I've had a tendency to fuck it up in the past and I want to get it right this time around. So... I was looking for a little feedback, advice, criticism, etc. on my plan.

Here it is:

Monday:
Back squats supersetted w/ pullups (4 x 6-8 w/ 60 sec rest)
Flat barbell bench supersetted w/ weighted planks (4 x 6-8, 30 sec plank, 60 sec rest)
Calf raises supersetted w/ external rotations (3 x 10-12, no rest)
10-20 minutes HIIT

Tuesday:
Stretching/yoga (Iâ??m stiff as a fucking board and would love some flexibility)

Wednesday:
Swimming (plan on doing a triathlon eventually)

Thursday:
Stretching/yoga

Friday:
Clean and press (4 x 6-8, 60 sec rest)
Dips supersetted w/ weighted planks (4 x 6-8, 40 sec plank, 60 sec rest)
Calf raises supersetted w/ external rotations (3 x 10-12, no rest)
10-20 minutes HIIT

Saturday: Off
Sunday: Off

I'll be eating around 2700 calories and keeping carbs below 100 grams. I'll probably play some tennis or racquetball 2-3 times a week too.

I'm 5' 11'', 202 pounds, around 13% bf.

Thanks in advance!


#2

Hi nfg16,

Your plan seems okay, and I have some advice, but first I’d like to know:

  1. What is the primary goal? Look good nekkid? Train for triathlon?
  2. Is there a reason why you’re only lifting weights twice a week?

#3

[quote]catalyst wrote:
Hi nfg16,

Your plan seems okay, and I have some advice, but first I’d like to know:

  1. What is the primary goal? Look good nekkid? Train for triathlon?
  2. Is there a reason why you’re only lifting weights twice a week? [/quote]

Hey bro,

  1. Main goal is to cut fat, the triathlon is a future aspiration. I just figured I could incorporate some of the aspects of the triathlon into my routine, but it’s definitely not my main focus.
  2. I just figured a hard swimming session would be like lifting weights. I’m absolutely willing to lift more than twice a week if that gets results.

Thanks!


#4

I would suggest adding a 3rd lifting day with Deadlifts or Stiff Legged DeadLifts as the staple of the workout.

My current belief is that lifting heavy stuff, cardio and good diet will get you the results you want. You only need to tweak the variables of each.