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  • Alia_RAlia_R Posts: 356Member, Premium Member Posts: 356Member, Premium Member
    My cutting phase starts today. I’ve been in recomp for 8 months now. Wish me luck!
  • leo05470leo05470 Posts: 1Member Member Posts: 1Member Member
    Right now I’m cutting, at the final stage (then I’ll bulk). What I do specifically is eat and train how I want without Sabotaging Results. I also teach people how to do this so they can lose weight too while enjoying the foods that they love.

    Cutting is pretty simple to me and comes naturally because I’ve spent many years perfecting my skill of losing weight. But pretty much what I do depends on how far along I go on a bulk. I usually go up to 13%-15% Bodyfat then drop down to 7-10% Bodyfat and repeat the process until I’m satisfied/reach a goal.

    I mostly focus on nutrition since it is a huge chunk of how you lose weight.

    If you want to know more about this, then message me or reply back on here.
  • quiksylver296quiksylver296 Posts: 25,470Member Member Posts: 25,470Member Member
    My coach told me this morning that he's going to have me bulk 30ish pounds after Nationals. That's gonna put me around 215 lbs! I'm not sure I can mentally handle it!
  • steveko89steveko89 Posts: 1,325Member Member Posts: 1,325Member Member
    My coach told me this morning that he's going to have me bulk 30ish pounds after Nationals. That's gonna put me around 215 lbs! I'm not sure I can mentally handle it!

    Wow, over what time frame?
  • quiksylver296quiksylver296 Posts: 25,470Member Member Posts: 25,470Member Member
    steveko89 wrote: »
    My coach told me this morning that he's going to have me bulk 30ish pounds after Nationals. That's gonna put me around 215 lbs! I'm not sure I can mentally handle it!

    Wow, over what time frame?

    Allegedly October through May-ish.
  • steveko89steveko89 Posts: 1,325Member Member Posts: 1,325Member Member
    steveko89 wrote: »
    My coach told me this morning that he's going to have me bulk 30ish pounds after Nationals. That's gonna put me around 215 lbs! I'm not sure I can mentally handle it!

    Wow, over what time frame?

    Allegedly October through May-ish.

    So around 1lb/week. Interesting. Bulking like that during the holidays would be fun.
  • quiksylver296quiksylver296 Posts: 25,470Member Member Posts: 25,470Member Member
    steveko89 wrote: »
    steveko89 wrote: »
    My coach told me this morning that he's going to have me bulk 30ish pounds after Nationals. That's gonna put me around 215 lbs! I'm not sure I can mentally handle it!

    Wow, over what time frame?

    Allegedly October through May-ish.

    So around 1lb/week. Interesting. Bulking like that during the holidays would be fun.

    I'm hoping he's just hyping me up to get my mind wrapped around it, and then we work a bit slower bulk. I've been chasing a 400 lb deadlift for almost 2 years now, and he's hoping more muscle mass will get me there.

    But, yeah, the holidays will be easy peasy.
  • steveko89steveko89 Posts: 1,325Member Member Posts: 1,325Member Member
    steveko89 wrote: »
    steveko89 wrote: »
    My coach told me this morning that he's going to have me bulk 30ish pounds after Nationals. That's gonna put me around 215 lbs! I'm not sure I can mentally handle it!

    Wow, over what time frame?

    Allegedly October through May-ish.

    So around 1lb/week. Interesting. Bulking like that during the holidays would be fun.

    I'm hoping he's just hyping me up to get my mind wrapped around it, and then we work a bit slower bulk. I've been chasing a 400 lb deadlift for almost 2 years now, and he's hoping more muscle mass will get me there.

    But, yeah, the holidays will be easy peasy.

    I don't know the details on the federation you're competing with, what ramifications could that have on your weight class?
  • quiksylver296quiksylver296 Posts: 25,470Member Member Posts: 25,470Member Member
    steveko89 wrote: »
    steveko89 wrote: »
    steveko89 wrote: »
    My coach told me this morning that he's going to have me bulk 30ish pounds after Nationals. That's gonna put me around 215 lbs! I'm not sure I can mentally handle it!

    Wow, over what time frame?

    Allegedly October through May-ish.

    So around 1lb/week. Interesting. Bulking like that during the holidays would be fun.

    I'm hoping he's just hyping me up to get my mind wrapped around it, and then we work a bit slower bulk. I've been chasing a 400 lb deadlift for almost 2 years now, and he's hoping more muscle mass will get me there.

    But, yeah, the holidays will be easy peasy.

    I don't know the details on the federation you're competing with, what ramifications could that have on your weight class?

    It's a bulk and cut plan, so I'll stay in the same weight class. USAPL. I'm currently 84 kg, and I don't want to compete against the 84+ gals. They are BEASTS!
  • cupcakesandproteinshakescupcakesandproteinshakes Posts: 45Member Member Posts: 45Member Member
    I’ve been trying to recomp for 2 years and am getting a bit frustrated with slow or no progress. My lifts are going up but body changes are not apparent. So I have decided to try and lose 10lbs and see if I actually have any muscle base under the fat. Wish me luck. I’m a grumpy moo when I diet
  • Tic78Tic78 Posts: 209Member Member Posts: 209Member Member
    @steveko89 veins & gains there Steve
  • steveko89steveko89 Posts: 1,325Member Member Posts: 1,325Member Member
    Tic78 wrote: »
    @steveko89 veins & gains there Steve

    Thanks, @Tic78.

    I checked my records and that's actually about a 10 lb scale difference, ~166.5lbs in 2014, 174.5lbs last Tuesday. By best metrics I have available (per Skulpt handheld BIA deal) that's about 16.5% bodyfat to 12.25%.

    I had a really nice stretch from late June to late August when I lost a solid 5 lbs down to averaging around 173. The last few weeks I've bounced back up to ~175; I could blame it on work travel but I just like food and got a little complacent. My wife even noted the irony in weighing everything to the gram but also pounding four oreos after dinner (also logged, just murders my deficit). My lifts have been stagnant for longer than I'd like to admit too. As the goal has been to get to ~10% since I wandered into this thread I think it's past due for me shift gears and get on a proper lean bulk even though I've never gotten as lean as I would like. If I go a little <1lb/month that should put me around 190 by the end of 2020 at call it 15% and it wouldn't take too much to drop back down to 12-13%. Thoughts? Right on? Totally misguided? I'd be happy to take some shirtless pics to post if that would help shape anyone's opinion.
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