This is my first ever cutting phase. I am now in my second week of cutting and just took my measurements tonight. I use the same digital caliper and take my measurements in the same spots. I also use a program tracker on my computer to input the results. I use the Parillo 9 site method as stated on the software.
My last measurement was 9 days ago and came in at 14.32%. My measurements tonight came in at 11.69%!!! My weight has not changed and my software also says because of that I have gained 3.48 pounds of muscle. Maybe this is normal but somehow I don't think so. If I can drop over 2.5% of bodyfat in only 9 days then I would think I'm a freak of nature.
I just came off of a bulking diet consisting of eating 20 times my bodyweight in calories on a 30p/40c/30f diet. I trained 3 times per week with no cardio. On my cutting diet I switched to eating 15 times my bodyweight in calories on a 40p/30c/30f diet. My training consists of 3 days lifting weights and 3 days doing cardio in the morning on an empty stomach. I run on my treadmill at a moderate pace for 15 minutes. To further my info, I am an ectomorph with a fast metabolism. I am 5' 11" tall and weigh 170lbs.
Is losing that amount of fat in 9 days normal? Am I a freak of nature? Is this a fluke? Is this normal?