Help me with my first cut PLEASE :D
- 04-01-2009, 01:03 AM
Help me with my first cut PLEASE :D
I'm going to start my first attempt at a cut in a week or two. I've been doing reading on this and a few other sites about supplements and nutrition. Here is some stuff I know so far:
Height: 6' 2"
Training: 6 days per week in a 3 on 1 off fashion, each body part twice. I'm going to do fasted cardio right in the morning 5 times per week for 30 minutes.
Nutrition: my BMR is around 2300 calories according to a bunch of online calculators. I'm going to start my cut at 3000 calories and adjust down as needed. It may seem a bit low to some, but I am bulking pretty fine where I am now, so I can judge where I need to be roughly. I'm going to keep it low GI carbs, lean proteins, and health fats. Oats, peanut butter, olive oil, chicken, whole wheat bread, etc you know the drill. I'll try to get 1.5g per pound of weight. I'm going to eat all of the bread-type carbs in the morning and around my workout, and eat fibrous veggies in the evening. Eating every 3 hours or so.
Supplements: I'm going to give Mitotropin a shot, and I also have lean xtreme that I want to try eventually. I also want to sip some BCAA's during my fasted cardio. I'll have to find a brand I like. Other than that, my Animal Flex, Creatine Mono, and multivitamin.
What do you guys think? I probably forgot something, but I'll catch it eventually
- 04-01-2009, 11:49 AM
what kind of workouts will you be doing that will have you training each body part twice a week?? how long have you been training for and whats a daily food intake look like when will your workouts be like time frame area?
04-01-2009, 03:06 PM
1 day off
I've been training seriously for about a year.
1 cup rolled oats, 2 scoops myofusion, 2 Tbsp peanut butter
1 grilled chicken sandwich on wheat bun, veggies, some other carb (rice, pasta, etc)
same as lunch
Intraworkout: 20g WMS, 15g Gatorade powder, 15g BCAA
same as lunch
same as breakfast, or peanuts, or PB sandwich
Workouts are usually around 4-430 in the evening.
04-01-2009, 03:16 PM
04-01-2009, 05:15 PM
04-01-2009, 05:21 PM
Sounds good, look into HIIT sprint/interval training. For BCAA's, Xtend has been a longstanding favourite. Recently we've been having trouble keeping Chain'd Out in stock, which has the BCAA's bonded to Malate to improve oral bioavailability, without the glutamine, and rhodiola added. Berry Banana is the superior flavour, but a bit pricier.
But diet and training are critical; lowering carbs is a good idea. You might want to pick up some Yellow Gold , take 1g ~20mins pre-meals, and before fasted cardio. Similar effects to Anabolic Pump, which is great for leaning out.
04-01-2009, 05:26 PM
Lots of water too as I recommended in another thread. You may think you drink a lot throughout the day, but I realized I was drinking much less than a gallon. This also reduced my muscle cramping during intense cardio (don't forget you will lose a lot of water during cardio, stay away from sugary items like gatorade during cardio).
04-01-2009, 07:30 PM
As far as BCAAs go, I was going to try Core ABC. It seems like a very underrated product. It has beta alanine in it, etc (im sure you know the product). Seems competitively priced too.
I also have a question on the yellow gold. Why would taking something similar to AP be advantageous during fasted cardio? I wont be taking in any carbs...and unfortunately I had 3 bottles of AP stolen from me via mail fraud.
Thanks a lot for your post. hopefully someone can shed more light like you have
Thanks for all the posts so far everyone!
04-01-2009, 07:31 PM
04-01-2009, 07:46 PM
Berberine has lipolytic properties that can be useful during fasted cardio. Search Anabolic Pump Fasted Cardio for some good posts by mulletsoldier.
04-01-2009, 07:59 PM
04-02-2009, 12:25 AM
04-02-2009, 12:48 AM
Something that has worked for me is fasted cardio in the mornings. This needs to be Low intensity and last 20-30 minutes, do it 3 times a week. Follow it up w/protein and some good carbs. Sounds like the rest of your diet is ok. Good luck.
04-02-2009, 01:12 AM
04-02-2009, 01:31 AM
In my opinion i'd save the BCAA's. Doing them while performing the low intensity cardio will defeat the purpose in a way of doing it on a empty stomach and will cause your body to burn the BCAA's instead of the fat. As long as you keep it low intensity you will save your muscle while burning the fat.
As for the BCAA choice though you can find a good deal on LG Sciences BC+EAA on the internet, i've been using it rescently with good success.
Another thing you might want to consider is cutting the carbs out of your diet within 4-5 hours of when you goto bed.
Best of luck! I am in the process of cutting too, so I know how much of a pain it is!
04-02-2009, 01:41 AM
What is the deal with BCAAs during fasted cardio? Good idea, or bad?
04-02-2009, 01:48 AM
From what i've read, it would just be expensive energy for your body. If you work out at 4-5 i'd do carbs post work out then pretty much cut them off after. Plenty of sources of protein where you dont need carbs out there. Tuna, Chicken, Pork, Cheese Balls lol, Whey Protein Shakes.
04-02-2009, 01:49 AM
04-02-2009, 01:51 AM