How do I get that tight, extremely cut look?

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    How do I get that tight, extremely cut look?


    The title says it all. How does one go about getting that tight skinned, really cut look all over? I have been making good progress in the gym and being that I started out as a skinny guy my body fat percentage really hasn't been an issue, but even after making obvious muscle gains I still have a hard time getting those deep cuts that people flaunt in mags and at the beach. I have tried eating lean, adding more reps to my sets, and still can't achieve that look. Is there a supps I could add to my regiment? Or a better diet plan? Would Intermittent Fasting be something to look into?

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    Strict diet & cardio. Only way, no real trick. Use the forum search function and research in the weight loss & training section. Should answer your basic questions.
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    Cardiovascular is an area where I'm lacking severely. Thanks for the tip.
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    If you're actually 140lbs, I'd recommend adding 30lbs of muscle. You can't have define something that isn't there.
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    Hey, I'm 142 now. Haha. I'm only 5'9"... I started training at 125lbs, trust me, there IS something there to define my friend. Even skinny guys can get cut and shredded.
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    I think the cardio may be a good idea. I'm not looking to be the next Ronnie Coleman, but now that I'm finally benching in the 200's, I figure I should be able to chisel out the areas I have developed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FloridaRoofer View Post
    Hey, I'm 142 now. Haha. I'm only 5'9"... I started training at 125lbs, trust me, there IS something there to define my friend. Even skinny guys can get cut and shredded.
    Honestly, dude, you need a solid amount of muscle before you'll accomplish what you're looking for right now. I weighed about what you weigh when I ran cross country in high school and I, by no means, had a significant amount of LBM. You've made progress from where you were, but your journey has just begun.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rodja

    Honestly, dude, you need a solid amount of muscle before you'll accomplish what you're looking for right now. I weighed about what you weigh when I ran cross country in high school and I, by no means, had a significant amount of LBM. You've made progress from where you were, but your journey has just begun.
    Haha this. That look takes years of hard training, and perfecting your diet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FloridaRoofer View Post
    Hey, I'm 142 now. Haha. I'm only 5'9"... I started training at 125lbs, trust me, there IS something there to define my friend. Even skinny guys can get cut and shredded.
    no offense, but a skinny auschwitz looking kid with abz is no better then a fat chick with big tits. no one really cares.

    i am a big fan for the average person to use this formula to determine a good weight for them. for men, start with 105lbs at 5ft. for every inch add 5lbs. that makes 150lbs. and this is for a small framed person. i would add 12% for a medium frame and 12% for a large frame.

    so if you have a small frame you need to add weight. if you are a medium build you would need to add 16lbs.

    sure its ok to be ripped, but just be sure to have some good mass. i have seen it plenty times over the decades, someone starts off very small and starts to lift weights. they pack on pounds and make great progress but then they start to lose their 6pack and panic and start to cardio themselves to death and starve themselves and then wonder why they cant gain any more muscle.

    its ok to pack on a bit of fat. now i am not saying to binge eat. there are smarter ways to gain without much fat. try carb backloading or intermittent fasting. it is my opinion you can eat a lot of food on both of those diets and gain mass and strength while staying lean. get the books and learn. choose one and follow it exactly. do not change it or you are not doing that diet. these people know more then you. just do it as is and enjoy the mass, the leanness, and not looking like you are about to put on your girlfriends jeans, lol.

    all joking aside. good luck and remember this is a life long goal not a sprint you give up on next year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by asooneyeonig

    no offense, but a skinny auschwitz looking kid with abz is no better then a fat chick with big tits. no one really cares.

    i am a big fan for the average person to use this formula to determine a good weight for them. for men, start with 105lbs at 5ft. for every inch add 5lbs. that makes 150lbs. and this is for a small framed person. i would add 12% for a medium frame and 12% for a large frame.

    so if you have a small frame you need to add weight. if you are a medium build you would need to add 16lbs.

    sure its ok to be ripped, but just be sure to have some good mass. i have seen it plenty times over the decades, someone starts off very small and starts to lift weights. they pack on pounds and make great progress but then they start to lose their 6pack and panic and start to cardio themselves to death and starve themselves and then wonder why they cant gain any more muscle.

    its ok to pack on a bit of fat. now i am not saying to binge eat. there are smarter ways to gain without much fat. try carb backloading or intermittent fasting. it is my opinion you can eat a lot of food on both of those diets and gain mass and strength while staying lean. get the books and learn. choose one and follow it exactly. do not change it or you are not doing that diet. these people know more then you. just do it as is and enjoy the mass, the leanness, and not looking like you are about to put on your girlfriends jeans, lol.

    all joking aside. good luck and remember this is a life long goal not a sprint you give up on next year.
    Pretty solid advice, and numbers.
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    it all comes down too figuring what you maintenance diet is and lifting the calories or over depending what you goal is... below =fatloss, over muscle gain, way over=musclegain/fatgain.

    the shredded look is not a healthy look... unless your genetically able to have that onstage bodybuilding comp look... which wouldnt be healthy...

    my advice to you is lift heavy, ccount your calories which ibet your not doing... prepare yourmeals everysingle day, 6meals a day, and shoot for high protein and medium carbs... which should be 30%-40% over maintenance... if your doing cardio, then do it in the morning and add more carbs... cause we dont wanna loose weight.... you dont need it.... but with doing cardio you will still get a trim look... if your not bloated and bulky...
    you wont have that look all the time... thats unnatural.... unless your on something... which would be retarded at your weight.... im 5'8 &i weigh 165..... normally 185 with a decent bulk...
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    Quote Originally Posted by madds87
    it all comes down too figuring what you maintenance diet is and lifting the calories or over depending what you goal is... below =fatloss, over muscle gain, way over=musclegain/fatgain.

    the shredded look is not a healthy look... unless your genetically able to have that onstage bodybuilding comp look... which wouldnt be healthy...

    my advice to you is lift heavy, ccount your calories which ibet your not doing... prepare yourmeals everysingle day, 6meals a day, and shoot for high protein and medium carbs... which should be 30%-40% over maintenance... if your doing cardio, then do it in the morning and add more carbs... cause we dont wanna loose weight.... you dont need it.... but with doing cardio you will still get a trim look... if your not bloated and bulky...
    you wont have that look all the time... thats unnatural.... unless your on something... which would be retarded at your weight.... im 5'8 &i weigh 165..... normally 185 with a decent bulk...
    remember ronnie coleman "everyone wants to be a bodybuilder but no one wants to lift no heavy ass weight!!"
    also kai greene "every bodybuilder fails here, if you havent made your meals for the next day, you better stay up or get up early to prepare them... cause you will fail with your diet if you dont..."
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    Thanks for the reality check. I do try and count calories, but I tend to have trouble making sure I'm at a surplus by the time I hit the hay. Mainly because I'm a roofer here in Fla and burn tons of calories throughout my days... And eating heavy calorie rich meals in the heat is tough. But I'm trying. Your all right though, I figured after a year of training and putting on some lean pounds I'd be able to produce a cut look and make my t-shirt size go up.... But I guess I have a ways to go. Still a newbie I suppose. I'll do more research and keep up the heavy lifting and see what comes of it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FloridaRoofer View Post
    I figured after a year of training and putting on some lean pounds I'd be able to produce a cut look and make my t-shirt size go up.
    You hit the nail on the head here. Getting "cut" isn't going to make your t-shirt size go up. That only comes from adding size.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FloridaRoofer View Post
    I figured after a year of training and putting on some lean pounds I'd be able to produce a cut look and make my t-shirt size go up.
    You hit the nail on the head here. Getting "cut" isn't going to make your t-shirt size go up. That only comes from adding size.
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