That Cutting Feel
I’ve lost 15 pounds so far on my cut, which means I keep having to cinch up my work belt and my bulking fat pants have become to big. Switched to pants with a waist size 2” smaller this morning.
I like looking trim again and I especially enjoy the vascularity beginning to show again. But I have anxiety that I’m losing muscle too.
Putting my faith that the pro knows what he’s doing with this cut. Carbs and overall calories are low, but fats and protein are high. Hopefully that’s keeping muscle loss to a minimum.
Already looking forward to the upcoming winter bulk. Can’t wait to add muscle once again…
Hope everyone is doing well. Kick ass in the gym today everybody.
future-fitness-freak asked: Hey man, well done on your transformation uve done well man. Just wondering if you have any general tips and hints to help me with my own transformation. Any help would really be appricated. Thanks man
Thanks man. And congrats on getting started!
For some tips, check out my training log, nutrition posts, or book recommendations:
Thanks for the help drwannabe! Ill take a look at all the information. I think its the nutritional side that my problem at the moment, but hopefully ill be able to sort it out when im back at uni
You’re in good company man. Nutrition is one of the most overlooked aspects of training. It’s not hard, but sometimes it’s not intuitive at first.
If you’re small/underweight, EAT CONSTANTLY, but keep the food clean. That means good sources of carbs, fat, and protein.
If you’re overweight, it might help to get a trainer’s advice to set up good macros and a starter meal plan. Probably will be conservative on the carbs and higher on the fats and proteins.
Good luck man! Train hard and have a shitload of fun in the process.
Back in the Saddle
So I was on vacation all last week and spent it in LA with my boy muscle-nerd. We had a blast. Purposely avoided all things touristy, hung out with a bunch of friends, trained together all week (including two sessions with Jon Aranita and one with Tito Raymond), and made the requisite pilgrimage to Venice to train at Gold’s.
And we ate our way through Southern California.
We had both been on cutting diets prior to the trip—me for a month and muscle-nerd for two… and we decided to blow both our diets all to hell.
You could generously call the week a “refeed” for our muscles. Or you could more accurately call it what it was: a profligate orgy of food.
Tapas, sushi, dim sum, Cuban, Mexican, Mediterranean, barbecue, salmon, burgers, chicken and waffles… hell I even ate a rattlesnake bratwurst.
It was epic.
And now I’m home again and back on my goddamn 1500 calorie diet. Grrr. Feeling the hunger pangs this afternoon at work and reminiscing fondly about the last week of license.
Hope all of you are doing well and training is going great. Kick ass in the gym today everybody.