Been lifting 2.5 years. My peak weight was 192 at 5’11" about a year ago. My training is mostly Waterbury-type TBT stuff, 3 sessions a week plus 2-3 cardio sessions.
I’ve been “cutting” for probably 6-8 weeks now, and have dropped all the way down to 170. Problem is, although I’m noticeably thinner, I’m not getting any sign of impending abs, which was my goal.
I know, I should have bulked way more, but I was sick of feeling fat and buying size 34 pants. I’ve ALWAYS had some flab around my middle, and have NEVER seen my abs. Otherwise I have always been a skinny dude (genetics).
I’m worried about getting too thin, because my current diet is 500 calories below maintenance. I eat eggs, chicken breast, nuts, yogurt, oatmeal, berries, broccoli, water, fish oil, a multi, and two protein shakes per day. 1800-2000 cals per day, with some cheat food occasionally on weekends.
I want to see my abs before bulking again, but am afraid I’ll be 155 before that happens. I feel like I’m doing something wrong, and am looking to enlist help from this great community. Thanks to all who reply.