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    Started Cut, am I hindering myself?

    I started my cut at 180 pounds which I bulked to on 3500-4000 cals

    Im 4 days in lost 6 pounds (assuming water weight) I wasnt expecting to drop to 174 so quickly figuring it took what felt like almost a year to gain 20 pounds.

    My current goal is to lose some bf, become more aesthetic. obviously my body comp hasn't changed in these 4 days but again referring to losing weight quickly I was hoping NOT to go down to the 160s which I feel I may have to do..At least the high 60s

    I been cutting on 2500-3000 cals (getting roughly 2700 these past 4 days)

    I plan to take some more recent pics later today or tomorrow

    http://my.bodybuilding.com/community.../type/progress

    ^if the link works its to my bodyspace pics which are about 2 months old

    So what Im asking is am I wasting my time? Do I have enough mass to cut?
    the plan was to re-bulk slower after the cut
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    you could really go either way, I wouldn't cut for long I you do
    what are your lifting stats?
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    Originally Posted by McWinning View Post
    I started my cut at 180 pounds which I bulked to on 3500-4000 cals

    Im 4 days in lost 6 pounds (assuming water weight) I wasnt expecting to drop to 174 so quickly figuring it took what felt like almost a year to gain 20 pounds.

    My current goal is to lose some bf, become more aesthetic. obviously my body comp hasn't changed in these 4 days but again referring to losing weight quickly I was hoping NOT to go down to the 160s which I feel I may have to do..At least the high 60s

    I been cutting on 2500-3000 cals (getting roughly 2700 these past 4 days)

    I plan to take some more recent pics later today or tomorrow

    http://my.bodybuilding.com/community.../type/progress

    ^if the link works its to my bodyspace pics which are about 2 months old

    So what Im asking is am I wasting my time? Do I have enough mass to cut?
    the plan was to re-bulk slower after the cut
    It's your choice, but at 6', you're going to look thin at the 160's.
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    Originally Posted by cumminslifter View Post
    you could really go either way, I wouldn't cut for long I you do
    what are your lifting stats?
    I dont plan to cut very long
    my lifts are pretty low
    squat- 225 not ATG (havent tried higher working way back up ATG)
    bench- 160
    DL- 225

    IronWill im aware, im not a fan of skinnyboi abs but ill prolly be more happy with them lol

    im hoping a short cut will tone me
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    Originally Posted by McWinning View Post
    I dont plan to cut very long
    my lifts are pretty low
    squat- 225 not ATG (havent tried higher working way back up ATG)
    bench- 160
    DL- 225

    IronWill im aware, im not a fan of skinnyboi abs but ill prolly be more happy with them lol

    im hoping a short cut will tone me
    not trying to be a dick but at those lifting stats I would bulk and gain some more muscle before a cut.
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    Originally Posted by cumminslifter View Post
    not trying to be a dick but at those lifting stats I would bulk and gain some more muscle before a cut.
    all good i know its low. I mainly want to do a mini cut to rid the bloat and flatten my stomach. With that said I would like to not lose what gains Iv made

    so far tho my lifts havent went down but again im only 4 days in
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    Originally Posted by McWinning View Post
    I dont plan to cut very long
    my lifts are pretty low
    squat- 225 not ATG (havent tried higher working way back up ATG)
    bench- 160
    DL- 225

    IronWill im aware, im not a fan of skinnyboi abs but ill prolly be more happy with them lol

    im hoping a short cut will tone me
    I'd definitely keep bulking and get those lifts up. I'm not allowing myself to cut until I get my bench up to 260.

    May I ask why you feel the need to do this short cut?
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    Agree about bulking OP: you cannot fear the fat. If your goal is truly aesthetics, you have to look toward the future. That is you put the muscle on, thick, and when you cut you will look like a warrior. Otherwise, you might look like this:



    Hint: you do not want to look like this ^^^
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    Abs are over rated man, get a lean bulk on and get some juicy body parts, worry about a "flat" stomach later, dont worry about it.
    Eat the damn yolk.

    I will consume you like the affordable biscuit you are.
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    lol@ beiber

    thanks for the advice all
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    Originally Posted by STC1188 View Post
    Agree about bulking OP: you cannot fear the fat. If your goal is truly aesthetics, you have to look toward the future. That is you put the muscle on, thick, and when you cut you will look like a warrior. Otherwise, you might look like this:



    Hint: you do not want to look like this ^^^

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