-22 years old -Bodybuilding for a year (170lbs --> 142lbs --> 168lbs(bulk) --> 154lbs(nearly end of cut) -total gram/calorie counting freak (yeah im one of those :P) -graduating from pharmacy school in 3 years -want to become a pro lightweight (155lbs-170lbs) maybe 4 years from now!!! ... someday i'll be on that stage lol
-the thing im missing I DONT KNOW because i never really spoke to a personal trainer... everything i did was by researching over sites like this one and experimenting with my own body
supplements and diet consist of: -whey, glutamine, vit.c, animal-pak multi, ZMA, chromium, cinnamon, fish/flaxseed oils -stopped using no-xplode and creatine monohydrate 6 months ago (realized i didn't need it... plus no-xplode is shit -.- sry for the language lol but it is...) -i usually carb cycle especially during cut phase and also utilize g-flux
anywyas, keep the forums alive! this site rocks =]
Basically, this is my second cut but my first with having a good amount of muscle... people tell me im pretty strong for a 155lber... (230+bar squatx8 and 90lb db's x 11 chest press). I'm trying to cut down to the point that I see my abs well and this is hard for me especially because I do have some loose skin. Plus, I am overhydrated most of the time...
I'll just post my diet down since you seem interested... I have 4 types of days: high carb day, maintenance workout day, low carb day, and no carb day (well nearly no carb) I will just post the maintenance day down... basically the high carb is an increase in nearly 30g of carbs, the low carb is a decrease in 60g of carbs and an increase in fats, and the no carb consists of around 37g of carbs max all during first meal (I need to have my apple LOL)
Meal 2, 3, 4 are the same macro's but sometimes I vary the type of complex carb and meat (like sweet potatoes instead of brown rice, etc.) -216g Brown Rice, 150g chicken, 2 fishoil pills (sometimes I skip the pills before workout), veggies -54g carbs, 37.5g protein, 25 calories from fat -427.6+ calories
Meal 6(usually I include meal 6 into meals 4 and 5 to spread apart the absorption of casein protein throughout the night) -1.5xscoop casein protein or 250g cottage cheese, 2xflaxseed oil pills, 4xcellery -200+calories
As you can see, calories are pretty consistent... fat calories make up for lost calories from carbs but protein is all the time the same. However, during my cut... say, if I want to decrease 120 calories, I remove 120 calories from carbs on high carb and maintenance days, but I remove 60 calories from carbs and 60 calories from fats from low carb days and no carb days (since these contain fairly good amounts of fats). I have never yet reached ketosis but by the end of my last cut week (next week) I am sure I will...
This has worked for me thus far, but Any comments are appreciated............. =]
I am studying this fall at the University of Southern Nevada School of pharmacy. It has two campuses: one in Las Vegas, Nevada, and the other in South Jordan, Utah. I got accepted into the Utah campus but I am currently on the wait list for the Las Vegas campus (although I currently live in Las Vegas > )
... and my stats for anyone who cares: Deadlift: 260lbsx10 Squat: 260lbsx10 Leg Press: 450lbsx10 Leg Curl: 180lbsx10 Leg Extension: 135lbsx12 Chest DB Press: 90lbs db'sx11 Chest Bar Incline Press: 180lbsx10 Chest DB Declline Press: 80lbs db'sx12 Pullups: Bodyweightx24 and bodyweight+35lbsx8 Bicep Curl: 110 EZ Barx8 and 50lbs db'sx10 Dips: bodyweightx25 or bodyweight+45lbsx12 Shoulder Press: 75lbs db'sx8
Thanks. I know what you mean but here's my situation:
Because I bulked for 8 months (as it was my first bulk) I feel it wiser to cut down some fat now due to insulin sensitivity issues... I'd much rather start cutting now then bulk for 2-3 months then cut for a month or so and do small cycles than continue on with this first long bulk.
Plus, I'm a very steady bulker... I don't think I gained a lot of body fat during the whole bulk (basically no cardio for 8 months) because I slowly add cal's up every week or two. And, for me personally, I find it easier to gain muscle (bulking was relatively easy for me). As for cutting, I used to be a semi-marathon runner and enjoy running but my mid-section has never really popped out. >