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Thoughts on CT's Destroying Fat


Currently, I am 6'0 222lbs and am overall looking to lower my body fat percentage and maintain the muscle I currenlty have. I've been an athlete all my life playing football and am looking to shed that extra fat around my stomach.

Recently, I finished Chad Waterbury's TBT program and just completed his Waterbury Method program. I've been reading a lot on T-Nation and like what I see. I was thinking of doing CT's Destroying Fat workout next to help me trim down. I just wanted to hear everyone's thoughts/experience w/ on it first.

Here are my current stats:
Squat - 450 (3 reps)
Deadlift - 405 (3 reps)
Bench - 335 (3 reps)
Overhead Press - 225 (3 reps)

Weight Training Days: 2700-2900 calories (500 caloric deficit)
Non Training/Cardio Days: 2400-2600 calories (750 caloric deficit)

Breakfast (7am): 1 cup Oatmeal w/ 1 scoop Whey and 1 cup skim milk, 1 tblsp Natty PB, 2 pieces turkey sausage
Snack (10am): 1 can tuna, 1 string cheese, handful of unsalted mixed nuts
Lunch (Noon): Either chicken or lean beef and broccoli
Snack (3pm): Vyo-Pro Bar (200 calories, 7g Fat, 20g Protein, 24g Carbs, NO SUGAR ADDED)
PreWO: (1 scoop ISO-Whey, 10g Creatine, 1/2 scoop Ignition)
PWO: (2 scoops ISO-Whey, 1 scoop Ignition, 20g Glutamine)
Dinner (7:45pm): Either Fish, chicken, or lean beef with vegetables
Snack (10pm): 1 yogurt w/ unsalted mixed nuts, 1 tblsp Natty PB

Fish Oil capsules, BCAA's, Whey protein, Glutamine, Creatine, Ignition



Your diet looks pretty good, but I would steer clear of most protein bars. In my experience they're loaded with a bunch of processed junk.

As far as the Program goes, the lactic acid days are a total bitch. The program worked very well for me for about the first two weeks or so and then I plateaud real hard, but looking back I think it was because of my diet. I did however go from about 11%BF to 9%BF in 6 weeks.

My advice would be to give 100% every workout, it won't work if you half-ass anything. I would also recommend taking a cheat meal once a week.

Good Luck.



The dip should help to control your appetite.


IceVixen has a great thread going where she has logged doing this program leading up to her first figure contest (this weekend). You might want to check it out



Great! Thanks for the help. I'll be sure to check it out!


Have you also read CT's Refined Physique Transformation article http://www.T-Nation.com/readArticle.do?id=1615551

Combining the info in that article and Destroying Fat, I have made good progress. The latic sessions are a great workout, start with lower weights then you think you can do.