I've been cutting since April. I've managed to get down from 90 to 72 kg. Pros - I've stopped being a fat fuck. Cons - I'm going deeply into skelly mode as I'm DYEL as fuck. I still have belly fat I wanted to get rid off (see pic) before I start off on a clean bulk. Should I finish my cut, or should I start bulking now?
I've been doing SL for a couple of monts while cutting but stopped since I had no gains with my -500 kcal regimen and 3x week running.
Yeah I know. I figured that getting down to 10 % bf and getting rid of that belly / hip fat will make a great foundation to gain muscle. So thats my current rationale behind cutting.
Is your hip width mainly due to fat or bone?
I.e. which genetic property is fucking you over, fst distribution or bone structure
Cause if you crop the bottom half of your pic out it looks like someone I'd say "bulk" to
>I've been cutting since April. I've managed to get down from 90 to 72 kg. Pros - I've stopped being a fat fuck. Cons - I'm going deeply into skelly mode as I'm DYEL as fuck. I still have belly fat I wanted to get rid off (see pic) before I start off on a clean bulk. Should I finish my cut, or should I start bulking now?
Are you stupid? he said he was on a 500 calorie deficit, how do you expect someone to actually " gain " muscle whilst they're on a deficit.
From a guy who started as you did with a similar body and did things differently, I'd like to give you my anecdotal advice. Your priority is to shred your terrible abdominal fat or else it will not go away. So continue cutting but also start lifting so that you can actually reach a low bodyfat. Once you have no belt of fat around your stomach and love handles, DO NOT MEME BULK. You'll just regain that fat. Instead cleanbulk or leangain your way up for mass. If you get fat as you gain lean mass you'll need to cut hard in order to burn off that abdominal fat again which will also cut into your gains. Its a cycle of agony that's best avoided. I no longer bulk but instead cleanbulk or have a very tiny surplus over several months and don't have to go over 16% bf.
tl;dr: lift, cut till fat gone, don't bulk after - just cleanbulk.
Oh and one last thing - addressing the Dyel's post above: For the first 3-5 months you certainly will build muscle if you're still a novice - I did on a cut as a noob (hence why it's called noobgains). After that your strength/hypertrophy progression will stagnate. From here you need to at least meet and optimally have a surplus in calories. Hopefully you are done with your cut in 3 months' time. I shed ~35 lbs fat in 3 months so I think you can realistically achieve this. You don't seem to have more than 20 lbs to go anyway. You really have to lift though for the noobgains (which will increase your BMR and assist in your cut).
It might help his strength but in terms of actual size he would pretty much be the same which is dyel as fuck.
Lifting on a cut will not actually make you bigger, especially since he's on a calorie deficit.
i don't believe you've ever picked up a weight in your life. you look fucking terrible please for the love of god whatever your caloric deficit/surplus just get in the gym and pick something up and put it back down goddamn.
This kid seems to have the same body type as me, just a bit skinnier. I'm doing the same thing he is pretty much where I've been lifting for a while and I've decided to bite the bullet and just try and kill my abdominal fat with a cut before I bulk again, thoughts?
Start lifting you fucking nerd. No really, Your "cut" isn't doing shit, dont think that just because you hit african child levels of body fat before you bulk means youre gonna look like a god faster. Just eat a shit load and lift a shit load. Come back in a year and consider cutting.
Up your protein to at least 150g a day and lift fucking heavy. Learn the roll of shame, ask for spots, etc. and make sure that you feel the extra weight before giving up on it. If you don't push yourself to the point of failure from time to time you're sure as shit never going to make any progress. Speaking of which all the hard work in the world will not bulk you up if you don't have the right building blocks or enough energy to use them. If you have fat reserves to use for energy that's great but protein is all important because without it you won't make any real gains. So up your protein to 150+ grams a day, make sure you get enough fat (I read around 50-75g is optimal for male athletes), make up the rest of your diet with healthy carbs and then lift. Lift like you know you're going to prison in 6 months or the chinese have finally started to invade. Rest, repeat and when it feels like it's all starting to become tiresome add more food and more reps because you're gonna make it.
On a side note your chest/belly pubes should be removed. Shave, wax, whatever it takes, get that shit off. You look like a 13yo kid who's proud that they've finally grown a patchy set of pubes.
LMAO MY HIPS LOOK LIKE THESE WE NOT GONNA MAKE IT
He'd get better results doing squats, power cleans, and pullups. What you're suggesting sure looks like an attempt at spot reduction, and it's nothing as helpful as working large muscle groups and getting thick until his muscle eats all his fat.
You can't spot train.
You guys gotta fix you're posture. Please stop putting weight on your chest with your shoulders.
I guess I'm just going to repost this for every posture picture I'd criticize. The point is to check out breathing and "fixing it" posture videos and text if this doesn't sum it up enough. It's written about reducing form stress and increasing blood flow.
Rotating the shoulders back is as simple as opening the palms and forearms forward. They should roll back almost naturally at that point. No lifting the chest, just suppleness.
If you're trying to strain up with the chest and spine either often or just during lifting, you should do the same with your hips and legs. That's called an open, neutral position, and it can be especially helpful as a counter action to tight muscles through lifts and stretches.. and should be the most comfortable.
Protip: squats, pullups, power cleans. Breath to push down the pelvic floor, and when breathing out you can clench it, and that should form a baseline for great kegels later. ..Flexibility is also going to increase circulation and muscle mass potential while also reducing both physical tightness (stress) and relevant hormones. A multivitamin, fruit/vegetable vitamin c, and some vit. k is a decent idea as well.
I'm not finding this site really helpful. Its information is overstated and filled with fluff exercise. The best idea for losing weight is researching effects of macros on weight loss and is lifting for big muscle groups.. and having fun!
>typical millennial Bernie Sanders voter body
>yes, but stopped after 3-4 months since I had no gains during -500 kcal
You dun goofed. The purpose of lifting while cutting is to keep as much muscle mass as you can and not look like a skinny shit when you finish.
>yes, but stopped after 3-4 months since I had no gains during -500 kcal
hence why you look like this now. The aim is not to make gains, but to avoid precisely looking like you.
Has your nutrition been in check? Enough protons? What about your lifting routine? What was it like? (get back on it NOW)
Lift heavy 3 times a day and ddo carido in between those days with one day as a complete rest.eat 300kcl above maintenence on lifting days and eat 500kcal on cardio and and rest days.Also do not to forget your protien intake. You won't lose weight fast but after 2 months of this, you will notice your body shaping up a lot better.
Stop running and actually do SS you fucking tard motherfucker. And actually eat, you look disgusting because you have zero musculature on your skeleton fucking body.
Pic related, its you.
You do know the body isnt a closed system right? The only way you wont be able to gain muscle/much muscle is if you are below 15% body fat. If you have a medium to sizable fat reserve youll be able to build muscle while cutting as your body will use the stored fat to fuel itself
Life is cruel. I thought i was all sorts of fucked up mentally and physically till i learned i have it.