Supps for the Cut
- 04-22-2009, 08:25 PM
Supps for the Cut
I am kind low on the funds so I am going to have to use up what supplements I have on hand (for the next month or so). I am going to start a cutting cycle soon, and was planning on using the following supps. I was hoping that I could get some opinions on the stuff listed below:
Would it be plausible to use a natural testosterone booster during a cutting phase? Like most I want to retain my muscle gain and cut out some fat (particularity stubborn stomach fat). To do this I will be consuming a 500 cal deficit (in the beginning) and eating lots of protein.
I have several bottles of Driven's Lean Extreme. Could I combine this cort blocker? with a natural testosterone booster (i.e. run both simultaneously)?
Any other tips anyone can give, I am all ears. Thanks for the help fellows....
- 04-23-2009, 01:51 AM
Just got my 9 day DRIVE sample, what to expect?)!!! If that's not right, then taking supplements is NOT going to help.
- 04-23-2009, 02:05 AM
I completely agree with Rosie, the supplements will do very little in the way of fat loss if your diet isn't spot-on.
Can I ask what you're doing for training too?
The more training you do to create a calorie deficit, the less calories you'll have to 'cut' initially, making the whole fat loss process a whole lot easier.
04-23-2009, 02:52 AM
First off thanks for the responses.
Guejsn & UK: Thanks for the advice, I do know that fat can't be spot reduced and I totally agree that dieting is key to any fitness plan. My diets also been on key IMHO, just always had a little to much protein in it. I originally weighed about 269-270ish a bit ago dropped down 100 lbs through dieting, lots of cardio and lifting. I then became a little to "skinny" and began a bulk phase. Strangest thing, I had one hell of a time gaining weight back, I remember reading somewhere that if you lose to much to quickly that its harder to gain back? Who knows....
Here's a sample of my diet, that I posted previously on another thread. This is before I tweaked it and toned down the amount of protein consumed per sitting.
Alright here's yesterday's meal: With all Meals 6 UNI-LIVER pills taken
-4 Servings of Quick Oats, mixed with 1/2 cup whey protein
-5 eggs scrambled and 1 egg white
-2 scoops of protein powder, glutamine
-1 Animal Pak
Meal 2: 4 Servings of Kidney beans
-2 Servings of broccoli
-2 servings of 4oz chicken
-1 protein shake with creatine
-Animal Omega fish oil
Meal 3 (post workout):
-4 servings of mixed veggies
-3 servings of Sweet Potatoes
-3 scoops of Whey protein with glutamine
-1 4oz piece of chicken
-1 cup of brown rice
-3 servings of kidney beans
-2 bagels whole grain/fruit with 2 tablespoons of natty peanut butter on each
-1 lbs of chicken (chicken breast/skinless)
-Vitamin C & E
-6 Cans of tuna in water
-2 Bagels with natty peanut butter (2 scoops each)
-1 Serving of sweet potatoes
-1 4oz (approx) of chicken
-1 serving of pepperoni (deli style)
-2 peanut butter sandwiches (whole grain bread) with natty peanut butter, nothing else
-2 servings of chicken
-1 scoops of whey
-3 scoops of casein protein
***Mix Proteins together in 2% milk*****
-2 Cliffs Protein bar
-Animal M Stak
Usually I wake up 3 times and have 3 scoops of casein protein throughout the entire night.
This is just a daily example of my bulk diet...
I haven't tweaked my diet as of yet for my "cutting phase". I plan to cycle above and below maintenance like Guejsn stated eating a 40/40/20 split (carbs, protein, good fats).
Here's my updated training rooster for my cutting regimen, not to in depth, I usually changed it every couple weeks and incorporate a lot of compound exercise movements:
TUES: HIIT Cardio 20 mins stationary bike
THURS: HIIT Cardio 20 mins on stationary bike
SAT: Traditional Cardio
How's my cuttingesque training looking? Good? Bad? Suggestions welcome.
I've never had problems losing weight (lately that is). This is my first cut since I lost tons of weight, packed on some muscle, and now I am worried about losing my hard earned gains. I think a slow calorie deficit increasing every 2 weeks might be ideal. But I am open to suggestions.
Also I will be using a test booster, and lean extreme, just wanted to make sure that they are compatible to use together. Thanks for all the helps all!!!
04-23-2009, 03:11 AM
Sounds like you know what you're doing mate, and if it's working so far for you then all the better.
Training looks fine, and you have the cardio in there too.
If you're struggling to lose weight in the later stages and don't want to cut extra calories, then fasted cardio (e.g. walking) on the morning of your workouts or postworkout would add extra burnt calories, but you're not near that stage yet
The supplements seem fine, hope you didn't take offense to our 'get the diet sorted first' remark, most the guys who post your type of questions haven't heard of a calorie...
Good luck mate.
04-23-2009, 09:27 AM
04-23-2009, 04:16 PM
04-24-2009, 07:34 PM
Thanks everyone for the advice and help! No offense take UK. I should have been more precise, didn't want to ramble away, I have a tendency to do that!
Again thanks all!!!
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