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    Question Realistic cutting (in 3-5 months) ?

    Hello.

    Last year I have managed to cut around 10kg (mostly water and fat) in 2 months. (photo attached).
    Now, I want to begin another cutting phase, for 3-5 months.
    No bulking (until summer).

    As usually: Hypodiet + HIIT Cardio.

    I want to ask you if the second and third photos are a realistic target after cutting (3-5 months, depends on my body).

    Thanks!
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    No, not realistic; you don't have any muscle mass with which to support a "cut." Losing more weight now will only make you look more anorexic.


    You make no mention of weight training. Read the info in the "Don't look past the basics" thread at the top of this forum, and start lifting weights and eating at a moderate calorie surplus.
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    You can't out-train bad nutrition.

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    Originally Posted by Rhesus22 View Post
    Hello.

    Last year I have managed to cut around 10kg (mostly water and fat) in 2 months. (photo attached).
    Now, I want to begin another cutting phase, for 3-5 months.
    No bulking (until summer).

    As usually: Hypodiet + HIIT Cardio.

    I want to ask you if the second and third photos are a realistic target after cutting (3-5 months, depends on my body).

    Thanks!
    No. Those guys appear to have done at least some kind of resistance exercise. You have virtually no muscle and you don't mention starting to lift. You're going to be an even smaller version of what you are now.

    IW types a lot faster than I do!
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    Originally Posted by spradish View Post
    IW types a lot faster than I do!
    That's only because a dozen threads a day in this forum require the exact same reply.





    I'll catch you---and the handful of other good posters in this forum who keep it afloat---when I'm off spread.
    No brain, no gain.

    You can't out-train bad nutrition.

    Where the mind goes, the body follows.

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    ^^^^

    As the others have said don't cut you simply won't get the look you want by getting skinnier you will just look sick.

    How about swapping your plans and lean bulk for 6-12 months minimum whilst on a progressive lifting program (All pro, 5x5, Fierce 5 etc look at stickies on workout section) then maybe think about cutting.

    Forget the idea of running off your fat you must lift weights as a priority if you want to look good and you will need more muscle to look anywhere near those pics.
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    -Just trust the board you are much better off lean bulking.
    -If however you decide you are going to ignore the forum anyway, at least incorporate some form of progressive resistance training to your cut.
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    Originally Posted by Rhesus22 View Post
    I want to ask you if the second and third photos are a realistic target after cutting (3-5 months, depends on my body).
    It's a realistic target after bulking. You're either overestimating how much muscle you have or underestimating how much they have.
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    Your target photo model has a different genetic body structure than you so don't be disappointed when you find that's an unreasonable goal. Go on a good beginners weightlifting program, eat in a slight caloric deficit with correct protein intake, be diligent and consistent and you'll be the best you can be. Don't put unrealistic goals on yourself as those only lead to disappointment. Hey you may end up looking better than that guy!
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    The main difference between you and your “target” pics is they have some muscle mass. Your body fat even looks about the same as the “target2” pic, he just has more muscle.

    So - to beat a dead horse - listen to what everyone is telling you. If you want to like those pics, adding muscle is the only way.
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