Introduction:After a long 7 months of bulking, I am finally ready to shed some much needed fat. I will be following the LeanGains protocol and look to drop around 10-15lbs within the next 12 weeks in time for my vacation. I'm currently entered in the Dymatize Elite 12 Week Challenge as well as the BodyForLife 12 Week Challenge. If I win, great! If not, I'll still be shredded, it's a win-win situation.
Rewind a Year Earlier: I started getting into lifting and bodybuilding May 6th, 2011. I had just got home from college and was disgustingly skinny-fat. I was 5'7 160lbs of pure fat essentially and I was embarrassed for my vacation in July. Being the noob that I was I followed MaxOT for about 4 or 5 weeks and didn't lose any weight and was discouraged despite decent strength gains. I decided to follow Kris Gethin's 12 Week Hardcore Trainer that had just been released. Here is my before and after pictures after only 7 weeks of following Gethin's daily routine:
Before at 160lbs (gross!):
After at 144lbs approx: (If you check my BodySpace I have pictures from the week after but they are not as clear and there is no visible difference since I took those while on vacation)
So after 7 weeks of Gethin's and after my vacation, I was scheduled for surgery since I had a deviated sceptum as well as a broken nose from years earlier. Long story short, after 4 botched surgeries from my doctors I was out of the gym for 5 weeks . Goodnight sweet gains. Not really. So I decided to bulk all the way until spring. After surgery I weighed about 137lbs and now currently sit at 166lbs! Some fat was gained but my strength skyrocketed - 360x4 deadlift, 405 deadlift max, 320 max squat etc. If I can cut down to 152-155 lbs I should be around 9-11% bodyfat which is ideal for me.
Here are my most recent pics at around 165.5lbs: (Eating a meal plan at college is very difficult to clean bulk
Ill add pictures from today here:
So essentially I gained around 30 lbs or so, and I'd venture to guess 10-15lbs is muscle and the rest is water and glycogen.
On training days I'll do my best to consume - 193g of P/220g of C/40g of F
On non-training days - 193g of P/ 50-60g of C/~40g of F
I'll probably follow these number for the first couple of weeks, and slowly cut carbs from training days as I continue to lose fat.
Standard 5 day split with 5/3/1 Deadlift, Squat, and Military Press.
I have an obnoxious amount of supplements that I have acquired over the past year
Shock Therapy and Fast Fuel Free Samples
Green Tea Pill
Fat Burners (RoxyLean 10 pack sample, Hydroxycut Hardcore by Muscletech 50 servings - Free giveaway, didn't pay for it, and free 70 servings SuperHD - giveaway, I'd never buy a fat-burner)
Creatine Ethyl Ester - debating on using.
My parents own a pharmacy so getting fishoil, multi's ,Green Tea, and WHEY PROTEIN are free!!!
Thanks for reading everyone! I'm going to redefine aesthetics - SICKENING.