Trying to get lean

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    Trying to get lean


    Hey guys this is my first post in the forum, i have been checking it for a while and it looks great.

    So i am new to this whole bodybuilding thing, i started one year ago when i was really fat about 227 Ib and 6' 2.4''. and managed to be now 170Ib while gaining some muscle.

    While losing fat was relatively easy (low carb diet, lots of HIIT, lifting 3 times a week), getting lean seems to be a Big challenge.

    I would appreciate some critiques to my diet and workout routine:

    DIET:
    carbs cycling- 80-250-120-200gr
    protein-240-180gr
    fat-50gr

    usually i only drink a protein shake for breakfast, it makes me satisfied enough through the morning.
    in big carb days i eat brown bread with low-fat cheese slice
    the rest of carbs come from rice

    Protein sources are mainly chicken, sometimes steak, salmon;

    fat sources are mainly the same as protein + olive oil

    Workout routine:

    Mo: legs/triceps
    wed:back/shoulders
    friday:chest/biceps/abs

    i usually finish at the gym with treadmill and do HIIT for 20 minutes, or some other type of cardio
    the other days I always do cardio;

    i will try to put some pictures later today,

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    Hello MJcarter,
    U see I have been facing the same problem that u re having right now,i.e.,getting lean and having that shredded body and one thing that I have learned in all these years is that it's just a waste of time and energy trying to get rid of those last few kilo's by doing cardio!! High intensity training's help a lot and what helps even more are those extra inches of lean muscle mass that u add with every passing day.I do not know whether this would be of any help or not but try to gain as much muscle mass as u could by doing weight training more often and that would in turn raise your resting metabolism helping u to shed those last few kilos and that dream physique!!
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    so cardio every day? fats are alittle low, post your stats
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    Quote Originally Posted by Subhajit View Post
    Hello MJcarter,
    U see I have been facing the same problem that u re having right now,i.e.,getting lean and having that shredded body and one thing that I have learned in all these years is that it's just a waste of time and energy trying to get rid of those last few kilo's by doing cardio!! High intensity training's help a lot and what helps even more are those extra inches of lean muscle mass that u add with every passing day.I do not know whether this would be of any help or not but try to gain as much muscle mass as u could by doing weight training more often and that would in turn raise your resting metabolism helping u to shed those last few kilos and that dream physique!!
    Thanks that actually makes some sense! Although losing weight still look like a shortcut!

    Quote Originally Posted by hvactech View Post
    so cardio every day? fats are alittle low, post your stats
    well lately i have been of once a week, if by stats you mean height and weight so its 6'2,4'' 170Ib
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    So this is me today after training,

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    and this is me in December
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    Great progress!
    Remain consistent and be patient and you will reach your goals.
    This isn't a race it's a lifestyle, and once you reach your goals set new ones so you always have something to strive for,
    It will keep you motivated, and keep things fresh.
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    Thanks for the input guys!
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    U are doing great!!Keep it up!!
  

  
 

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