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    Cutting for a few years, bulk?

    Long story short, after I was done playing collegiate football as an offensive linemen back in may 09 I weighed 275, I took a month off and cut my calories to 2000 and tracked what I ate. I'm down to about 235, and have upped my calories to 2500, still tracking what i eat.

    I've been stuck at this weight for nearly 4-5 months now, and I don't really want to start cutting anymore calories.

    I work out 3 days a week, and play bball for cardio at least twice. My workouts are as follows

    Monday
    squats 5x5 (375 max 5 reps)
    power cleans 5x5 (255 max 5 reps)
    standing calves 4x8
    front squats 4x8
    ham curls 4x8
    weight box squats 4x8

    wednesday
    bb bench 5x5 (285 max 5 reps)
    db include 4x6
    bb press 4x8
    cable cross 4x8
    dips to fatiuge
    pullups to fatigue
    6 sets of lat pulls (weak area)

    friday
    deads 5x5 (265 max 5 reps)
    db rows 4x8
    bent db raises
    bent elbow raises
    shoulder circuit
    biceps

    I'm wondering if I need to switch to a bulk because I've been restricting my intake since may 09, and wondering if I would benefit more so from a bulk. and then cut again.

    Also should I consider that its the summer time and keep cutting until summer is over.
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    [June] - 245
    [July] - 244
    [August] -

    Squats- 375 for 8 reps
    Deads- 315 for 5
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    if your goal is to cut down, I would suggest increasing reps and lowering the amount of weight (e.g. your bench should be 3-4 sets of 10-12). As basic as that sounds, and if you have a 10 min jog prior to workout your heart rate will go up and burn more calories during your workout.
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    playing bball twice a week isn't going to cut it for cardio. On a serious cut you're looking at 30 minutes 4-5 times a week after your workouts or on their own if you want to see a difference. I also don't know where your calories come from (I would need to see your diet layed out) but assuming that they are very clean calories upping your cardio will definitely help.
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    Originally Posted by adrianmerino View Post
    if your goal is to cut down, I would suggest increasing reps and lowering the amount of weight (e.g. your bench should be 3-4 sets of 10-12). As basic as that sounds, and if you have a 10 min jog prior to workout your heart rate will go up and burn more calories during your workout.
    ^not this

    Originally Posted by Hags View Post
    playing bball twice a week isn't going to cut it for cardio. On a serious cut you're looking at 30 minutes 4-5 times a week after your workouts or on their own if you want to see a difference. I also don't know where your calories come from (I would need to see your diet layed out) but assuming that they are very clean calories upping your cardio will definitely help.
    ^this

    If you want to continue cutting without decreasing calories then you need to increase activity.
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    By basketball I mean playing pick up games for at least an hour some times up to 2 hours.

    My diet consists of

    breakfast- 2-3 eggs, 1c brown rice or 2 slice whole wheats
    snack- oats or sludge, fruit,
    lunch- can of chicken or tuna, 1 tbsp mayo, w/ or w/o 1-2 slices of bread, fruit
    snack- 1 oz almonds
    dinner- 6-8oz chicken, salad, ff dressing w/ evoo, usually some avacados

    usually that is my meal, and hit my macros about 90% of the time. It does vary a little from day to day but the first 2 meals are usually the same.
    [June] - 245
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