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#1406

Heyyyy yoooouuuuu guuyyyysssss!

That was a great movie.

So how is everyone? Summer is over and now is time for an update:

Summer bulking has been a success. Bodyweight is now a smidge over 190lbs, which is exactly where I predicted I’d be by this time. Body fat isn’t terrible; my waist measures 34.5" around the navel so nothing really to worry about. Top 4 abs are still visible.

This is pretty much my limit in terms of how fat I like to be though, so I’m going to cut a little fat. It’s not going to be an extreme cut getting down into single digits like it was last time; it’s just to tighten up a little so that the next time I do a mega cut I’m not starting out too chubby.

That’s not the only reason I’m dieting though - I am fucking sick of stuffing myself with food and I need a break from it. My cut’ll give my digestive tract a break and my mind an emotional break from force feeding. I also think that 9 months or so of pounding carbs has probably had a detrimental effect on my insulin sensitivity, so it probably makes sense to reset that.

The cut’ll last 8 weeks max, and the goal is to drop 10lbs and/or 2.5" from my waist. I actually think I’ll have that done in 6 weeks. So assuming I end up a sexy 180lbs (full six pack but not shredded, I’d expect) that’ll give me a good starting point to reassess my calories intake and start building that up.

The long term plan will be something like:

-Cut
-2 weeks of eating at maintenance (BW x 15, 150g carbs per day).
-Increase cals to BW x 18
-Continue until stall
-Increase calories and/or hormones as needed until I’m a little chubs again

And so on. Going to experiment with bulking on slightly fewer calories(3500 is a smidge too high I think if I want to stay lean long term) and waaaay fewer carbs, eating in a similar way to Punny (carbs timed around workouts, fewer carbs on rest days).

If I can end the year close to the weight I am now (realistically maybe 185lbs with full 6 pack) then that’ll be me well on course to finish out next year at a ripped two hundo.

Onwards and upwards!


#1407

If you experience any success whatsoever I believe proper internet bodybuilding protocol dictates that I HAVE to now brand myself as a diet and nutrition coach.

That said, still wish you luck with the approach.


#1408

Haha, I’ve learned so much from you over the years if I’m ever at some kind of awards ceremony you can be my +1


#1409

Still just a cipher with no pics, just saying.

No drugs on the cut? WTF? Disappointed.


#1410

You really want me to lose my air of mystery?

Thought about using a little clen on my cut but I’m so sensitive to it I essentially feel like I’m on speed the whole time. Makes me clench my jaw and gives me a crazy look in my eye that people can pick up on. Not really too cool in the workplace.


#1411

Based on the Scots I’ve met I would have thought you’d stand out more if you weren’t constantly wild-eyed and gurning.


#1412

@Chris_Colucci I want to report yet another incident of anti-Scottish xenophobia!


#1413

YaWeeLass


#1414

I’m English (sort of). Denying me my right to be a cunt to Scottish people is in itself anti-English xenophobia. It’s a fine tradition of my people dating back thousands of years.


#1415

We’ll set aboot ye, ya prick!

Where in England actually are you?


#1416

I actually haven’t lived full-time in England for about 7 years now, but I grew up in NW London. Lived in Gibraltar then Dublin and now on the Isle of Man.

I was born in Wales and most of my family is Irish; I’d actually rarely call myself English and usually just say I’m British.


#1417

Ewwww and you have the nerve to insult Scotland???


#1418

I actually wasn’t going to admit that because of that, and also because I’m very doxx-able now given only about 18 people live on the Isle of Man.

Also I guess the forum itself now thinks I’m gay for you too:


#1419

Are you saying you’re very doable with two kisses in between? …this shit is getting weird.