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My Progress, Woah, Not Just Yet!!!

Well when? 8 weeks form now…Huh!!! WTF??? Hear me out please.

Ok fairly new to T-Nation and this may seem quite bizzare but please read my story. I have been working out for 1 and a half years now, fairly consistently with the last half year, owning my home buit gym (: with; bb’s, light db’s, bench, squat rack, bands, stability ball and stationary bike.

This is handy bcoz before that I went my local gym that only had DB’s and only went upto 40kg. |-: LAME and ofcourse my leg w/o’s sucked ass.

I did a crazy cut before that which I won’t get into but left me looking like a twig now I bulked back up in that time frame. Actually I’m at my biggest with roughly the same bf% as before my cut 2years ago.

OK here’s the problem, When I’m fully dressed I look burly and fairly athletic with the build of perhaps a rugby (football player)and when I’m nekkid I still look decent, big size for my age, good proportion and balance, perhaps like a powerlifter.

However, whenever I take some snaps I am disguisted. I swear, some ppl are not photogenic as they say but crickey!! I don’t even look like a lift, nvm have my own gym.

So, for the next 8weeks I wish to put 110% in. Then hopefully take some pics and hope for some criticism here. I am going to use this as a log and I hope you guys can back me I really need it. BTW, I choose 8weeks bcoz it is roughly that time I go on my hols so give’s me something to aim for.

I’ll be honest and I swear since I’ve been training, my 1st goal was to be strong and athletic. 2nd was my appearance. It has paid off somewhat I have gained some good strength, ALOT of size and never suffered with an injury. However, Cardio and my conditioning has been neglected. So for this 8weeks I am going to switch my priorities around.

5-7 meals a day and anything that goes down my throat will be CLEAN (no rude jokes pls) Drink more water and cut out the tea also.

Weights, 3 times a week total body. 4 compound, 2 iso on weak BODYPARTS, I usually train movements and don’t care so much about lagging bodyparts.

Off days, H.I.I.T cardio and circuits, maybe some steady state.

Ok Ok, I know theres no pic now! I really do wish I could but I can’t bare the look of myself!!! Besides ofcourse the score will reflect my effort so it goes to show.

But anyway I have 1 question and then I need adive and my stats will follow.

What does 1% of bf represent in weight? 1LB, 2.1299lbs, 10lbs??

What would you reccommend to me, as in yea, a certified cut; all out 8week fat loss OR not so much a cut but a recomp as such OR fuck it keep bulking. I know alot is personal opinion but if you was in my shoes. And finally the stats to go off:

Age: 18
Weight: 15stone, around 203lbs
Height: 5’11
BF: 20%
Waist: 33inch
Arms: 16inch (these suck big time and will definately be a bodypart specialisation, I’ve been a no curl guy for soooooo long!)
Occupation: Full-time student, training to be a PT. Quite flexible to be honest, part time job easy peasy too. I am an ENDO type person.

Bearing in mind I’m not exactly shooting for a comp just to show what I got. (a little), If I was to cut I would not like to be lower than the 180’s. I don’t know what bf that would put me at but I have no interest in being lower than 10%, especially for me I think that is awesome.

I have been tempted to venture the use of AAS lots of time and it is a wide-spread thing hear, I think my town has the highest use in the whole of Britian so its kinda in your face.

Long-term goal to bare in mind, would like to be 8-12% bf at 240+

So, Who’s got my back and would like to follow my journey?

Thanks, I appreciate it and I hope I don’t get flamed too much for the idea but I’m prepared.

Raz

A pic of me skinny, about 12stone. 10% bf at the time I was chuffed with my weight loss now I wish it never happend.

[quote]T-Raz wrote:
What does 1% of bf represent in weight? 1LB, 2.1299lbs, 10lbs??

Weight: 15stone, around 203lbs
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Body fat percentage is the percentage of your mass that is adipose tissue, so 1% x 203 lbs is 2.03 lbs. Or .15 stone, apparently. Is that actually a commonly used measurement over there?

[quote]T-Raz wrote:
OK here’s the problem, When I’m fully dressed I look burly and fairly athletic with the build of perhaps a rugby (football player)and when I’m nekkid I still look decent, big size for my age, good proportion and balance, perhaps like a powerlifter.

However, whenever I take some snaps I am disguisted. I swear, some ppl are not photogenic as they say but crickey!! I don’t even look like a lift, nvm have my own gym. [/quote]

why?

Even though you look like a rugby player/powerlifter…

Are you serious? It’s the percent of fat mass that makes up your total mass. For example, if you weigh 200 lbs. and have a bfp of 10%, then the amount of fat mass you have is 10% of 200 lbs, or 20 lbs.

Maybe if you posted a picture it would be easier to help you.

[quote]thesixteenth wrote:
T-Raz wrote:
What does 1% of bf represent in weight? 1LB, 2.1299lbs, 10lbs??

Weight: 15stone, around 203lbs

Body fat percentage is the percentage of your mass that is adipose tissue, so 1% x 203 lbs is 2.03 lbs. Or .15 stone, apparently. Is that actually a commonly used measurement over there?[/quote]

Thanks alot man, that clarifies it alot for me. Yes it is, even more so than lbs.
The big downfall for me is mathematics too! I’m pathetic at anything to do with numbers, this is massively why I can’t count calories.

I thought people might be intersted in strength levels too so here they are;

Bench: 90kg for 3reps
DL: 180kg for 1rep
Back squat: 150kg for 3reps
Front Squat: 80kg for few reps
Pull-Ups: BW 4reps, full ROM, CONTROLLED!!

I only just recently incorporated front squats so they’ll be up in no time. Also, 99% of the time I train alone so I don’t tend to max out very often.

[quote]T-Raz wrote:
thesixteenth wrote:
T-Raz wrote:
What does 1% of bf represent in weight? 1LB, 2.1299lbs, 10lbs??

Weight: 15stone, around 203lbs

Body fat percentage is the percentage of your mass that is adipose tissue, so 1% x 203 lbs is 2.03 lbs. Or .15 stone, apparently. Is that actually a commonly used measurement over there?

Thanks alot man, that clarifies it alot for me. Yes it is, even more so than lbs.
The big downfall for me is mathematics too! I’m pathetic at anything to do with numbers, this is massively why I can’t count calories.

I thought people might be intersted in strength levels too so here they are;

Bench: 90kg for 3reps
DL: 180kg for 1rep
Back squat: 150kg for 3reps
Front Squat: 80kg for few reps
Pull-Ups: BW 4reps, full ROM, CONTROLLED!!

I only just recently incorporated front squats so they’ll be up in no time. Also, 99% of the time I train alone so I don’t tend to max out very often.[/quote]

All i have to say is the camera doesn’t lie, you obviously picture yourself big, but your not…

I’m more or less in the same position bf wise (5’7" 180@20%) and an endo type (slow-dieted down from 205@32%).

Anyhoo, if you bulked from 10% to 20%, you probably should clean up your diet a little since you seem to going a bit out of control bf-wise. At the same time, 203 is not that much for someone who is 5’11", and if you cut now you may go back to what you were before.

Why not clean up your diet and do maintenance? Your body should lean out…I would (and am doing so for fat loss) try “hypermetabolism” by CT, it can be fine-tuned for fat-loss with max muscle maintenance, muscle gain with slight fat gain, max muscle gain, etc.

[quote]T-Raz wrote:
Well when? 8 weeks form now…Huh!!! WTF??? Hear me out please.

Ok fairly new to T-Nation and this may seem quite bizzare but please read my story. I have been working out for 1 and a half years now, fairly consistently with the last half year, owning my home buit gym (: with; bb’s, light db’s, bench, squat rack, bands, stability ball and stationary bike.

This is handy bcoz before that I went my local gym that only had DB’s and only went upto 40kg. |-: LAME and ofcourse my leg w/o’s sucked ass.

I did a crazy cut before that which I won’t get into but left me looking like a twig now I bulked back up in that time frame. Actually I’m at my biggest with roughly the same bf% as before my cut 2years ago.

OK here’s the problem, When I’m fully dressed I look burly and fairly athletic with the build of perhaps a rugby (football player)and when I’m nekkid I still look decent, big size for my age, good proportion and balance, perhaps like a powerlifter.

However, whenever I take some snaps I am disguisted. I swear, some ppl are not photogenic as they say but crickey!! I don’t even look like a lift, nvm have my own gym.

So, for the next 8weeks I wish to put 110% in. Then hopefully take some pics and hope for some criticism here. I am going to use this as a log and I hope you guys can back me I really need it. BTW, I choose 8weeks bcoz it is roughly that time I go on my hols so give’s me something to aim for.

I’ll be honest and I swear since I’ve been training, my 1st goal was to be strong and athletic. 2nd was my appearance. It has paid off somewhat I have gained some good strength, ALOT of size and never suffered with an injury. However, Cardio and my conditioning has been neglected. So for this 8weeks I am going to switch my priorities around.

5-7 meals a day and anything that goes down my throat will be CLEAN (no rude jokes pls) Drink more water and cut out the tea also.

Weights, 3 times a week total body. 4 compound, 2 iso on weak BODYPARTS, I usually train movements and don’t care so much about lagging bodyparts.

Off days, H.I.I.T cardio and circuits, maybe some steady state.

Ok Ok, I know theres no pic now! I really do wish I could but I can’t bare the look of myself!!! Besides ofcourse the score will reflect my effort so it goes to show.

But anyway I have 1 question and then I need adive and my stats will follow.

What does 1% of bf represent in weight? 1LB, 2.1299lbs, 10lbs??

What would you reccommend to me, as in yea, a certified cut; all out 8week fat loss OR not so much a cut but a recomp as such OR fuck it keep bulking. I know alot is personal opinion but if you was in my shoes. And finally the stats to go off:

Age: 18
Weight: 15stone, around 203lbs
Height: 5’11
BF: 20%
Waist: 33inch
Arms: 16inch (these suck big time and will definately be a bodypart specialisation, I’ve been a no curl guy for soooooo long!)
Occupation: Full-time student, training to be a PT. Quite flexible to be honest, part time job easy peasy too. I am an ENDO type person.

Bearing in mind I’m not exactly shooting for a comp just to show what I got. (a little), If I was to cut I would not like to be lower than the 180’s. I don’t know what bf that would put me at but I have no interest in being lower than 10%, especially for me I think that is awesome.

I have been tempted to venture the use of AAS lots of time and it is a wide-spread thing hear, I think my town has the highest use in the whole of Britian so its kinda in your face.

Long-term goal to bare in mind, would like to be 8-12% bf at 240+

So, Who’s got my back and would like to follow my journey?

Thanks, I appreciate it and I hope I don’t get flamed too much for the idea but I’m prepared.

Raz

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