Originally Posted by Towers
How tall are you? If not manlet sized stop cutting.
Originally Posted by APK
I'm not usually one of those "don't cut, brah" dudes, but as I mentioned, once he gets back down to his target weight, he's going to look pretty similar to how he did a year ago. I don't know what his goals are, but unless the only objective is to increase his lifts, it seems like he sort of spun his wheels for a year from a diet/body comp standpoint.
I know that my arms and shoulders are noticeably bigger simply by the fit of my clothes. I don't think the photos reflect that as much as in real life. Unfortunately I don't have any legit progress photos from last July.
Originally Posted by hendrix
nah look if it's sticking to his original plan then it's good for the sake of consistency and experience that he cuts.
If it turns out that he hasn't put on as much muscle as he would have liked, then he'll know to modify for that with his next cycle.
Stick with the plan.
Originally Posted by GraphicNovelty
yeah even if he cuts down to fairly dyel he'll be ottermode for summer and bulk over winter.
plus he'll have the experience in cutting.
Originally Posted by Crat
Khay, though i think it would be better for you to add some more muscle before cutting from an aesthetic point of view I agree with Hendrix; stick to the plan.
Experiencing the cut and seeing how you 'end up' will be a good experience from which you will be able te derive future plans.
Well I did a really dirty bulk which basically meant eating whatever as long as I was getting enough protein. After I finish this cut I'm going to take a more methodical approach which should see much better gains. I also was not consistent enough with my lifting due to letting life events get in the way which was a significant factor.
Though as I said before I think I'll look pretty different at 158 than I did back then. When I first lost 30 lbs the difference was extreme. If I'm 20 lbs up right now then that is going to be a pretty significant difference from where I'm currently at, more so than where I was in that photo last July. There's no way in hell I'm carrying 20 lbs of fat and looking underneath like I did back then, it just doesn't make sense.
But I got less hate this time than I did last time I cut, so I guess that means I'm moving closer to RHET-approved cuts.