2300 calories at 290 lbs... Seems toooo low...

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  1. Quote Originally Posted by Swanson52 View Post
    How's strength holding up?
    Squats are in the dumper but everything else is ok.... Anything over 400 on squats just feels heavy, its hard to explain... Going to start adding back some calories in a couple weeks now... I am sure it will come back with a vengeance...


  2. Quote Originally Posted by huggy77 View Post
    Squats are in the dumper but everything else is ok.... Anything over 400 on squats just feels heavy, its hard to explain... Going to start adding back some calories in a couple weeks now... I am sure it will come back with a vengeance...
    Nope I totally understand the "feeling heavy" thing. Squats are the main struggle for me when I'm (rarely) in deficit. First to go, last to come back.

    Oddly my bench and DL really don't take a hit.
    Don't worry, man, someday I'ma be nobody too.
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  3. Quote Originally Posted by huggy77 View Post
    249 lbs before my cheat day.... The fact that i have been losing this weight while maintaining at least one cheat day a week is pretty cool... It has to be the hiit....
    It's really no surprise actually. The leaner you get the more cheat meals you may need. I ran a prep where I had two heavy cheats a week deep into my diet and I never stalled losing fat. They're very important for many reasons.

  4. Quote Originally Posted by burnstacp View Post
    It's really no surprise actually. The leaner you get the more cheat meals you may need. I ran a prep where I had two heavy cheats a week deep into my diet and I never stalled losing fat. They're very important for many reasons.
    I think i am burning a hella ton of calories with the HIIT too... In a couple of weeks i am going to start reverse dieting to see where i am from a maintenance standpoint...

  5. Quote Originally Posted by huggy77 View Post

    I think i am burning a hella ton of calories with the HIIT too... In a couple of weeks i am going to start reverse dieting to see where i am from a maintenance standpoint...
    What's reverse dieting!
    Lets Say you do everything that you are supposed to do. You check all the boxes. You Believe, you prepare, you work, you fight, and you know your why, and Life still catches you on your blindside..... Just remember Failure Is Never Final !!!!
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  6. I weigh around why you weigh and my coach has me eating 2100. He stressed more protein less carbs and I feel great! My lifts are doing good and I feel better just overall! In my opinion it is not to low.

  7. Quote Originally Posted by HokiePride View Post

    What's reverse dieting!
    Reverse dieting is where you slowly add carbs and fat back in after a deficit instead of going hog wild. This minimizes post-cut fat gain and allows you to find a more accurate maintenance level for your new body composition. It will also allow you to find a good baseline to start gaining lean muscle without sacrificing too much leanness.

  8. ended up at about 249 - 251... Going to get calipered this weekend...

    Going to start reverse dieting by doubling the amount of carbs in breakfast (first week). Each week i will choose another meal to double the calories in till i get to 300 grams of carbs a day...

  9. I may have missed it but how long will you be eating at this level and is there another step or three to his method?

  10. I did this for the 6 week cellucore challenge..... Dropped 50 lbs and 6-7 percent bf in 6 weeks... averaged 10-11 workouts per week, morning Hiit, evening weights...

    I am going to add some calories and do a more conventional diet now (more calories)

    I started the thread because i was amazed at how low my calories where at 290+lbs

  11. Quote Originally Posted by huggy77 View Post
    I did this for the 6 week cellucore challenge..... Dropped 50 lbs and 6-7 percent bf in 6 weeks... averaged 10-11 workouts per week, morning Hiit, evening weights...

    I am going to add some calories and do a more conventional diet now (more calories)

    I started the thread because i was amazed at how low my calories where at 290+lbs
    I'll be damn surprised if you don't win...

  12. Quote Originally Posted by gokix811 View Post
    I'll be damn surprised if you don't win...
    ty but it would be more impressive if i dropped that weight from this point...

  13. Quote Originally Posted by gokix811 View Post

    I'll be damn surprised if you don't win...
    ^This
    Lets Say you do everything that you are supposed to do. You check all the boxes. You Believe, you prepare, you work, you fight, and you know your why, and Life still catches you on your blindside..... Just remember Failure Is Never Final !!!!

  14. ty for all the support guys...

    Contest ends aug2 so i will have some cool before and afters after then...

    I am kind of excited to apply what i have learned about food prep, measuring and tweaking and applying them to a bulk... I have never done a smart bulk...

  15. Quote Originally Posted by huggy77 View Post
    ty for all the support guys...

    Contest ends aug2 so i will have some cool before and afters after then...

    I am kind of excited to apply what i have learned about food prep, measuring and tweaking and applying them to a bulk... I have never done a smart bulk...
    Always <3. I am so excited to see your after pics, huggy. Gonna get your tan on? You're waiting until the last minute and keeping us in suspense!

  16. Quote Originally Posted by gokix811 View Post
    Always <3. I am so excited to see your after pics, huggy. Gonna get your tan on? You're waiting until the last minute and keeping us in suspense!
    i want to squeeze out every mintute of training till aug2

  17. Quote Originally Posted by huggy77 View Post

    i want to squeeze out every mintute of training till aug2
    Yeah, if you have the extra time why not use it?!

  18. Quote Originally Posted by gokix811 View Post
    Yeah, if you have the extra time why not use it?!
    yar... been manipuluation carbs a bit, still at a deficit.. adding just 50 carbs a day has made a huge difference in my training and diet...

  19. Quote Originally Posted by huggy77 View Post
    yar... been manipuluation carbs a bit, still at a deficit.. adding just 50 carbs a day has made a huge difference in my training and diet...
    Pre and post? Are you carb cycling?

  20. been hitting weights 6 days a week, so my carbs are higher on those days.. When i take a day off from the gym i probably get about half the amount of carbs...

    Was sitting at about 150grams of carbs, now i hit between 190 and 210 and look a ton fuller, feel stronger... I also added a little lean red meat to one daily meal as well...

  21. Quote Originally Posted by huggy77 View Post
    been hitting weights 6 days a week, so my carbs are higher on those days.. When i take a day off from the gym i probably get about half the amount of carbs...

    Was sitting at about 150grams of carbs, now i hit between 190 and 210 and look a ton fuller, feel stronger... I also added a little lean red meat to one daily meal as well...
    Awesome. Are you prepping for peak week?

  22. Not really, i have been eating so consistent that it has been easy to examine what little changes do to my diet...

  23. before and after... Ton of work to do around the middle but my skin has already started bouncing back a bit.. We will see what happens....

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  24. Awesome progress! How are the wheels??

  25. Quote Originally Posted by gokix811 View Post
    Awesome progress! How are the wheels??
    felt wierd enough taking that pic, was not about to roll up my shorts, lol.... Wheels are actually showing definition, but need more size...
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