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That looks yummy
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I can't wait to bulk again, cause if I feel like having an entire pizza, 4 donuts, and a chipotle burrito all in one day goddamnit I want to be able to do it
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Hey guys any thoughts on my form? 322.5 for 5reps, and my 2 cents I'm wearing a belt fastlift shoes and rehnband sleeves.
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just considering the source
Again, what is that supposed to mean?
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Progress pics:

 

Feb 1:

 

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Yesterday:

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Doesn't actually look way different to me but it's a 10-15 lb difference.  172 lbs this morning.  Would be helpful if anyone can guesstimate bodyfat % in the second pic.


Edited by KingJulien - 4/16/14 at 1:01pm
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My guess would be 16-18%
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This is about an hour, but awesome. I listened to it while cooking my meals for the week.

http://www.nsca.com/Videos/Conference_Lectures/Athlete_Profiling__Choosing_a_Periodization_System_to_Maximize_Individual_Performance/
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What is your target weight KJ? You definitely lost a bit in the midsection, probably some in your legs too which you can't see in these pics. I know my legs were leaning out before everything else.

Weighed in at 168 this morning. I've lost 2 pounds so far this year... the "cut" continues...
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What is your target weight KJ? You definitely lost a bit in the midsection, probably some in your legs too which you can't see in these pics. I know my legs were leaning out before everything else.

Weighed in at 168 this morning. I've lost 2 pounds so far this year... the "cut" continues...

 

Biggest difference is in my thighs and face I think.  I don't know about a target, it's kinda why I posted.  I don't want to lose too much more because I am starting to see strength losses and would like to eat normally for a bit to repair everything soon, if possible.

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Would agree 16-18%.
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Biggest difference is in my thighs and face I think.  I don't know about a target, it's kinda why I posted.  I don't want to lose too much more because I am starting to see strength losses and would like to eat normally for a bit to repair everything soon, if possible.

Maybe I am in the wrong here, but seeing strength losses going from 20-ish% bf to 16-18% seems kinda... unusual? Not to be harsh, but you're not close to where most people end their cuts if 16% is accurate, and many people can maintain their strength to lower bf%. This is just an assumption, but it seems like most peoples problems appear first when they reach the 10-12% range. I know that you will lose some strength from worse leverages going from 20 to 16% but what I'm trying to say is that the tough part hasn't started yet.

Are you taking care of your recovery? Have you considered lowering the volume? I believe you should be able to maintain your strength further so something seems off.
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It's possible that he's running too large of a caloric deficit, no?

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Maybe I am in the wrong here, but seeing strength losses going from 20-ish% bf to 16-18% seems kinda... unusual? Not to be harsh, but you're not close to where most people end their cuts if 16% is accurate, and many people can maintain their strength to lower bf%. This is just an assumption, but it seems like most peoples problems appear first when they reach the 10-12% range. I know that you will lose some strength from worse leverages going from 20 to 16% but what I'm trying to say is that the tough part hasn't started yet.

 

Yeah, lemme clarify - I was squatting a bit over two plates for reps but realized I wasn't going deep enough.  I'm bouncing between 160 and 185 now on squats at proper depth, and I'm worried I'm going to lose that quad strength from the top end.  I'm just unable to advance because there's a weak link getting out of the hole somewhere in my hips.  Honestly squats feel really uncomfortable. Proper solution might be going back to squatting at a shallow depth until I'm bulking again?

 

Bench/press lost maybe 5 pounds off my 5rm and deadlift went up.

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Ah okay, depends on what your depth looks like. If you're not competing and it's not extremely high then fuck it. Even though my squats look high on video I squat exactly at USAPL depth. But when I'm repping shit out in the 10-12 range I just squat to parallel.
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I know that you will lose some strength from worse leverages going from 20 to 16% but what I'm trying to say is that the tough part hasn't started yet..

Yea, for sure. I was super soft when I started to cut and still a bit soft, probably 16%. During Jan to now I've put significant lbs on all my lifts, only thing that were mild setbacks were leveradge loss.
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