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Old 02-07-2014, 01:31 PM   #1
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Summer cut. Let's discuss!

Summer isn't quite just around the corner yet, but it's approaching fast. Let's discuss everything related to the summer cut.

First off, when do you guys start getting ready for summer? I'm thinking early April I'll get things in gear and my diet back on track. Maybe even, heaven forbid, I'll start doing some cardio.

I don't plan to be comp conditioned, but getting my abs back to decent and toning up a little would be nice. I've never been this big (fat and muscle wise) and I'm not exactly sure what to expect. My biggest worry would be coming out behind, and that's not worth it.

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what do you mean coming out behind?

I'm not really the cutting type but I'll probably try to lose a little belly fat by drinking less, eating sh1t food less, and doing more sprinting.
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Burn more calories than your taking in, adjust macros for goals... /thread.
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Old 02-07-2014, 02:15 PM   #4
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what do you mean coming out behind?

I'm not really the cutting type but I'll probably try to lose a little belly fat by drinking less, eating sh1t food less, and doing more sprinting.
I don't want numbers to suffer much is what i meant
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Burn more calories than your taking in, adjust macros for goals... /thread.
I know you stay a little learner than me, but do you stay a bit more strict in summer? Do you do a small "cut for summer? When?

I understand the idea of a cut and how it works, lol. That wasn't why this was made. I figured lots will be starting cuts in the next couple months to get ready for summer so we can share tips and tricks and whatnot
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I'm not really the cutting type but I'll probably try to lose a little belly fat by drinking less, eating sh1t food less, and doing more sprinting.
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i literally don't drink during the week anymore, and when i do drink, very seldom will i actually drink a lot. Usually after a couple glasses of wine I'm good. Sometimes its more like 2 bottles of wine or 6 scotches
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i literally don't drink during the week anymore, and when i do drink, very seldom will i actually drink a lot. Usually after a couple glasses of wine I'm good. Sometimes its more like 2 bottles of wine or 6 scotches
Same here. I got wasted a few weeks ago after not drinking for quite a while and absolutely hated what it did to my numbers and physique. Now i have maybe one drink Friday or Saturday if i go out, and a glass I'd wine or 2 Sunday with dinner. The Friday or Saturday drunk is pretty uncommon too
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I know you stay a little learner than me, but do you stay a bit more strict in summer? Do you do a small "cut for summer? When?

I understand the idea of a cut and how it works, lol. That wasn't why this was made. I figured lots will be starting cuts in the next couple months to get ready for summer so we can share tips and tricks and whatnot
lol, yea... I know. I was just being a smart ass.

In all seriousness though, I do try to limit my fat gain when I'm chasing strength / size, although I don't always stick to that plan . This comes in handy when it's time to cut... The less fat I have to worry about, the shorter my cut is, the better I'm able to to hold onto my gains. My bulks I usually try to limit my weight gain to about .5-1 lb a week. If cutting, a loss of no more than 1-2 lbs a week.

My diet stays the same for the most part, regardless of whether I'm bulking up or cutting down. What I usually do is I adjust carbs appropriately, **but this is a very gradual change**. When my focus is to drop fat, I may start out by simply cutting my carbs back about ~300 cals, so in the neighborhood of 50-100g worth. And I'll keep that deficit until progress slows down. When that happens, I drop down another ~200cals/~50g. I try not to let carbs get down too low though and if my lifts start to suffer too much, I'll toss in a refeed every now and then.

Training wise, I'll slightly adjust the accessory work and volume to compensate for being in a deficit, but it stays pretty much the same for the most part (training style, reps, intensity, etc). When I bulk, I do all my dedicated conditioning / cardio work on my "off" days, 1-2 days a week. This doesn't really change for my cuts. I don't incorporate any extra cardio unless I reach a point where I don't want to cut anymore calories and would rather increase my expenditure instead. However, this doesn't usually happen until the very end of my cut when I'm trying to get shredded down to a really low body fat percentage.
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Old 02-07-2014, 03:36 PM   #11
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Would be helpful to have a detailed cutting plan shared here. I know cutting is mostly about food. Most people tend to do more cardio during cutting. You'll want to stay away from alcohol and bad carbs.

bimmerchop, what do you do for cardio?
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lol, yea... I know. I was just being a smart ass.

In all seriousness though, I do try to limit my fat gain when I'm chasing strength / size, although I don't always stick to that plan . This comes in handy when it's time to cut... The less fat I have to worry about, the shorter my cut is, the better I'm able to to hold onto my gains. My bulks I usually try to limit my weight gain to about .5-1 lb a week. If cutting, a loss of no more than 1-2 lbs a week.

My diet stays the same for the most part, regardless of whether I'm bulking up or cutting down. What I usually do is I adjust carbs appropriately, **but this is a very gradual change**. When my focus is to drop fat, I may start out by simply cutting my carbs back about ~300 cals, so in the neighborhood of 50-100g worth. And I'll keep that deficit until progress slows down. When that happens, I drop down another ~200cals/~50g. I try not to let carbs get down too low though and if my lifts start to suffer too much, I'll toss in a refeed every now and then.

Training wise, I'll slightly adjust the accessory work and volume to compensate for being in a deficit, but it stays pretty much the same for the most part (training style, reps, intensity, etc). When I bulk, I do all my dedicated conditioning / cardio work on my "off" days, 1-2 days a week. This doesn't really change for my cuts. I don't incorporate any extra cardio unless I reach a point where I don't want to cut anymore calories and would rather increase my expenditure instead. However, this doesn't usually happen until the very end of my cut when I'm trying to get shredded down to a really low body fat percentage.
Damn it to hell. I'm so unorganized it makes me sad. No wonder I've plateaued.
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Probably mid-march for me, I'm already cleaning up the diet (but still on a strength program, so not that clean). I'll start doing more of the crossfit type workouts again, maybe some caffeine, maybe some var.
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Probably mid-march for me, I'm already cleaning up the diet (but still on a strength program, so not that clean). I'll start doing more of the crossfit type workouts again, maybe some caffeine, maybe some var.
Please inform me on what var is
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Here's what worked for me last spring:

Macros: 200/100/50 Pro/carb/fat, carb up every weekend, high intensity low volume big lifts 3 days a week, no cardio. EC stack 3 times a day. ~2g omega 3 and multivitamin supplement. Started around 175 with 20%bf, ended close to 150 with ~12% bf (estimates).

Next cut will start early March with beginner oly routine and 240/120/60 macros (pro/cho/fat) daily and 500g carbs/day on weekends. EC stack 3 days a week, supplement with omega 3 and multivitamin. Don't really want to cut because I'm seeing great strength gains recently, and I want to keep it up. But that extra fat needs to go.
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Hill sprints, hill sprints, hill sprints!

To get lean and muscular sprinting can't be beat. Find a hill, sprint up it, walk down, repeat. If you can bring a buddy do it bcuz it's hard to subject yourself to this type of punishment alone...

No cutting necessary
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To get lean and muscular sprinting can't be beat. Find a hill, sprint up it, walk down, repeat. If you can bring a buddy do it bcuz it's hard to subject yourself to this type of punishment alone...

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fvck i misread the subject! i thought it said summer gut where's that guy who was supposed to be training me? he has some explaining to do, starting with the shipment on my shirt
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fvck i misread the subject! i thought it said summer gut where's that guy who was supposed to be training me? he has some explaining to do, starting with the shipment on my shirt
you're the worst lol. I gave you a program and doubt you even do it. I'm a text away anytime you want to send videos, have questions etc. I get nothing from you.
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