My journey to cutting

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  1. Right on, right on. Congrats on the success so far, and I hope it continues!
    My parents created my body, in which I create my mind. I will honor them, by developing both to their utmost potential.


  2. Monday log

    Barbell squat
    135x8
    225x8
    315x8
    315x8

    Thigh adductor
    190x10
    190x10
    190x12

    Thigh abductor
    160x10 3 sets

    Dumbell bench press
    75x8
    85x8
    85x8
    90x5
    95x4

    Dumbbell lat row
    60x8
    65x8
    70x8
    75x8

    Dumbell shoulder press
    50x8
    55x8
    60x8
    65x8

    Thursday log

    Sumo deadlift
    225x8
    315x8
    315x4 this last set sucked! I was working on doing 365lb but I just didn't have it today. After 3 attempt went back to 315 and 4 sets was all I had.

    Leg press
    200x15 3 sets

    DB incline press
    75x8
    80x8
    85x8
    90x7

    DB shoulder shrug
    90x8
    95x8
    100x8
    105x8

    Barbell curl
    80x8
    80x8
    90x8
    100x7

    Standing calf rise
    275x12
    295x12
    315x10

    Still doing 15hr fasting and felling great. My diet is averageing 1800 cal a day. I weight my self this morning still the same as last week. A little dissaponinting 208lbs and 19% bf.
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  3. Saturday log

    Barbell squat
    135x8
    225x8
    315x8
    315x8

    Thigh adductor
    190x12 3 sets

    Thigh abductor
    160x10
    150x12
    140x15

    Leg extensions
    90x10
    105x10
    120x10. Started this a little on the light side as I didn't know how me knee was going to react they felt great so next time I will up the weight!

    D.B bench press
    75x8
    80x8
    85x8
    90x6
    95x5

    Cable seated row
    135x8
    150x8
    165x8
    180x8

    D.B shoulder press
    50x8
    55x8
    60x8
    65x7

    D.B incline fly
    45x10
    50x10
    50x10


    Monday's log
    I just got some craze per-workout took a scoop this morning. My work out was decent nothing crazy but I was focus and was able to go from one workout to another with out feeling tired or laggin.

    Sumo deadlift
    225x8
    315x8
    335x6

    Leg press
    200x15 3 sets

    D.B incline press
    75x8
    80x8
    85x6
    90x7 had to digg deep for that last one. But it felt great!

    D.B shoulder shrug
    90x8
    95x8
    100x8
    105x8

    Baebell curl
    80x8
    90x8
    100x8
    100x5

    Standing calf rise
    275x12
    295x12
    315x12

    Dips
    3 sets of ten.

    Fasting is going great I don't even get hungry late at night anymore. Still doing 1800 calories a day. Starting to look lean can see some definition starting to form on my abs. Weight my self this morning just for the heck of it down to 207 lbs.

  4. hey mk! stopping by to say keep up the good work!!

  5. Thanks for the support gokix!

  6. looking good, congrats on the success so far! Your Protien is low for my liking but if it's working for you stick to it until you get stuck, just keep an eye on your LBM.

  7. Great work so far!
    I wouldn't put too much stock in the body fat readings, those scales determine body fat by sending a mild current through your body, however electricity
    travels the shortest distance between two points, the readings you're getting is just the body fat in your legs.
    Judging by your pictures you're likely much lower than the scale indicates.
    Don't rely on the numbers just use them as a reference point, and how you look in the mirror.
    If you really want to know what your body fat is have a trained professional do a Skinfold caliper test,
    or you could go the more expensive bod pod route, however the mirror and a tape measure is all you need to track your progress.
    Good luck.
    Peace

  8. Thanks for the advice todd. This last week has been great down to 206lbs and strength has gone up some.
    Thursday log

    Barbell squat
    135x8
    225x8
    315x8
    315x8

    Thigh adductor
    190x12 three sets

    Thigh abductor
    160x12
    150x12
    140x12

    Dumbell bench press
    75x8
    80x8
    85x8
    90x5
    95x5

    One arm dumbbell row
    55x8
    65x8
    75x8
    80x8

    Dumbbell shoulder press
    55x8
    60x8
    65x6
    70x6

    Saturdays log

    Sumo deadlift
    225x8
    315x8
    335x6

    Leg press. Was feeling really good about my knees today so I wrap them extra tight and went to town.
    200x10
    400x8
    510x8 this last set felt very good!

    Leg extension
    90x10
    100x10
    120x10

    Dumbbell incline bench press
    75x8
    80x8
    85x8
    90x7

    Dumbbell shoulder shrug
    90x8
    95x8
    100x8
    105x8

    Dumbbell incline fly
    45x10
    50x10
    50x10

    Barbell curl
    80x8
    90x8
    100x5
    100x5

    Tri pull down
    50x10
    60x10
    70x10
    80x10

    Standing calf rise
    275x12
    295x12
    315x11

    Dip
    Two sets of ten,last set very burnt out so only did 8.
    Overall very satisfy with today's work out.

  9. Ok about half way throw goal date just wanted to post an update pic.

    Ok started at 215lb 25% bf. Today I'm 206lbs 17% bf. I also went from a size 36 waist down to a 34. A first I was only planing on running I.F for ten weeks but now I'm thinking of running it for a long time. A real life changing expirience. I have never felt better
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  10. Fantastic progress,
    The changes are very noticeable.
    Keep it up.
    Peace
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  11. Thanks for the support really appreciated.

  12. Great work! How tall are you? I say go for 190lbs!!!! Shredded!

  13. Never mind, the thread hadn't loaded yet

  14. 72 inches"6 feet" tall yes my original goal was 195lbs but being that everything has work out so well sofar let's see how far I can go. Going to try to get my bf down to the single digits.

  15. Good for you man, u will look great

  16. Down to 202lbs awaiting my body fat calipers so I can compare my B.F reading with my scale. My wife wanted to switch day with me so she can go to the gym on Thursday with her frind so I switched from M,Th,Sat to M,W,Sat.

    Todays workout
    Barbell squat
    135x8
    225x8
    315x8
    315x8

    Thigh adductor
    190x12 three sets

    Thigh abductor
    150x12 three sets

    Dumbbell bench press
    75x8
    80x8
    85x8
    90x6
    95x5

    One arm dumbbell row
    70x8
    75x8
    80x8
    85x8

    Dumbbell shoulder press
    55x8
    60x8
    65x8
    70x5 this last set was killer!

  17. This is great progress. I am on a cutting cycle as well from 31 to 29 waist, I second it feels great.

  18. 200lbs and 15.7% bf according to skin fold test. I have 5lbs more to go and .7 % bf to reach my original goal and still to weeks to go for my goal set date. Once I have accomplished this I will set my new goal to 10% bf. Still not sure @ what weight level maybe 185 but not sure if I can do that with out loseing to much muscle. Any impute on this would be appreciated.

  19. Though work out today. I felt tired and drained. Took a lot to get it done.

    Sumo dead lift
    225x8
    315x8
    355x5

    Leg press
    200x10
    400x10
    510x10

    Dumbbell incline press
    75x8
    80x8
    85x7
    90x5 this last set is when it really hit me. I couldn't even get the weight of my Chest on my own. I stop for a spotter to help me get the weights up then I was able to do 4 good ones on my own. Last rep made it half way up then it was like I hit a wall.

    Dumbbell shrug ( after 5 min break)
    95x8
    100x8
    105x8
    110x8

    Barbell curl
    80x8
    90x8
    100x7
    100x4

    Standing calf rise
    275x12
    295x12
    315x12

    Dip
    3 sets of ten.

    I bumped my fast form 15hr to 18hr. So now I'm having 2 big meals instead of 3. My window is from 12:30pm to 5:30pm. My workout is at 4:30am.

  20. Finally! Under 200lb.. 198lbs 3 more to go to reach my short term goal.

  21. Great progress.
    Keep it up.
    Peace

  22. Thanks! Very cool did a personal best for squats today 355x7 after a 20hr fast!

  23. Quote Originally Posted by mk3less View Post
    Finally! Under 200lb.. 198lbs 3 more to go to reach my short term goal.
    Happy for you! And grats on the PR - it's an amazing feeling!

  24. Ok so I have I few days left to reach my short term goal (Aug 5) I don't just want to reach my goal but pass it. So for the last few week I drop my Cal to 1820 and up my protein level so my diet now look like this 35% protein 38% carb 27% fat that's my weekly avg. So far is working out a whole lot better. Maybe because the extra protein ?? Idk.

    Todays work out

    Deadlift
    225x8
    315x8
    355x5

    Leg press
    200x10
    400x10
    530x5

    D.B incline press
    75x8
    80x8
    85x6
    90x6

    D.B Shrug
    100x8
    105x8
    110x8
    115x7. Up 5lb every set.

    Barbell curl
    80x8
    90x8
    100x8
    100x6

    Standing calf rise
    275x12
    295x12
    315x11

    Dip
    First and last set no weight but my own body weight ten rep.
    Weighted 20x10, 30x8
    tottal of 4 sets.

  25. Great workout!
    Nice numbers.
    Peace

  26. Thank Todd I really want to hit the 100lb dumbells for chest press so close. Maybe a few more weeks.

  27. So today I decided to switch up my squat routine. Normally I would do sumo squats witch is just like a regular squat but your stance is wider then your shoulder. I've been reading about bottom up squats and decided to give it a go. In a bottom up squat you place the pins on the squat rack at the same level as you parallel position so when yo place the bar on the pins your squat will start at the bottom and you push your self up. With each rep your going down to the pin rest for a second then back up. Killer work out it take a whole lot more out of you to do the same weight as a regular squat.

    Bottom up squats
    135x8
    225x8
    315x7 this is when it got serious it really took a lot out of me! since I hit a new PR last week of 355 I figure I'll try it again.
    355x0 I could literally hear the bar lol at me! The thing didn't even came up off the pins. Then I almost passed out. So I lower the weight and tried again
    335x1 one freaking one! Now I'm getting discourage but determine to finish this work out with 4 sets. So back down I went.
    315x3 smh! You win bottom up squat but it's not over. By this point my legs felt like jellow I will def be doing this some more.

    Thigh adductor
    190x12 three sets

    Thigh abductor
    150x12 three sets

    Dumbell bench press
    75x8
    80x8
    85x8
    90x5
    95x5

    One arm dumbbell row
    75x8
    80x8
    85x8
    90x5

    Dumbbell shoulder press
    55x8
    60x8
    65x5
    70x4

    By the end of today's work out I was ready to go back to bed

  28. Wow!
    Great workout.
    How long did it take?
    Peace

  29. Thanks. This workout took me longer than average it was about an hour and twenty min. From 4:30am to about 5:45am the squats slow me down a lot!

  30. 198lbs
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