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post #42721 of 57261
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Originally Posted by KingJulien View Post
 

Weight hasn't really changed in the past month :/

What calories and macros are you running? 

What was your maintenance calorie level at the start of the cut?

post #42722 of 57261
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Originally Posted by TeeKay View Post

That feel when it's 330 and you're out of calories for the day FUCK

Oh god

I'm at 2100 but skip breakfast to prevent this.
post #42723 of 57261

I just ate a second lunch because I was starting to get hangry.

post #42724 of 57261
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Originally Posted by TeeKay View Post

That feel when it's 330 and you're out of calories for the day FUCK

Pickles. Tasty, 0ish cal, good variety. There's dill pickles, sweet pickles, spicy pickles, big black pickles. Unless you cant afford the salt and bloat.
post #42725 of 57261

Why not just eat carrots and broccoli instead...

post #42726 of 57261
Gross.
post #42727 of 57261
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Originally Posted by conceptionist View Post

What calories and macros are you running? 
What was your maintenance calorie level at the start of the cut?

2200 now, was 2300. It's hard to know for sure since a month ago was when I got the scale.

Tried sumo DL, got up to 240 for reps easily and felt way more comfortable. Really glad I decided to try that.
post #42728 of 57261
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Originally Posted by KingJulien View Post


2200 now, was 2300. It's hard to know for sure since a month ago was when I got the scale.

Tried sumo DL, got up to 240 for reps easily and felt way more comfortable. Really glad I decided to try that.

 

Any particular reason you're doing sumo instead of regs?

post #42729 of 57261
Took my inzer out the box and it wouldn't fit in my work bag. Lady in the subway asked me if it was for my dog :foo :
post #42730 of 57261
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Originally Posted by ridethecliche View Post
 

 

Any particular reason you're doing sumo instead of regs?

 

I have a 30" inseam at 6 feet tall.  Normal deadlifts have always felt really awkward and it's hard for me to maintain form.

post #42731 of 57261
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Originally Posted by KingJulien View Post

2200 now, was 2300. It's hard to know for sure since a month ago was when I got the scale.

Tried sumo DL, got up to 240 for reps easily and felt way more comfortable. Really glad I decided to try that.


Would still continue doing both. They're very different movements, which work different body parts, you're missing out only doing sumo. I can probably sumo pull in the low 500s and my best conventional is 495, but I do the vast majority of my pulls using conventional because I actually feel them through my back and hams. All I feel sumo in is my glutes and hips.
post #42732 of 57261
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Originally Posted by VLSI View Post

Pickles. Tasty, 0ish cal, good variety. There's dill pickles, sweet pickles, spicy pickles, big black pickles. Unless you cant afford the salt and bloat.

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Originally Posted by ridethecliche View Post

Why not just eat carrots and broccoli instead...

None of this shit is filling at all. I get stuffed on broccoli and I'm starving 20 mins later.

Pickles are full of salt.

I've been skipping squat day because I'm actually like scared of squatting for some reason. That normal when you get to heavier weights? Gonna drop down like 20 lbs because I haven't done it in a while and that's probably why I'm wimping out.
post #42733 of 57261
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Originally Posted by KingJulien View Post


2200 now, was 2300. It's hard to know for sure since a month ago was when I got the scale.

Tried sumo DL, got up to 240 for reps easily and felt way more comfortable. Really glad I decided to try that.

Alright, I don't know your exact maintenance but I think you can be around 2200 calories a while. When I was 175 at 6'3, my maintenance was 2800. IIRC you're a bit shorter with roughly the same muscle mass so you're maintenance should be lower than mine. 2200-2300 is about 500 calorie deficit or slightly more if so, and thats not a huge deficit. Anyway, I don't think you should go down to 2000 or below.

 

Nice with the sumo DLs, btw.

Just make sure you don't round your lower back at the start. I'm very strong off the floor with a rounded back sumo (can easily pull my conventional 1RM for reps) but it puts too much stress on the back. Sumos are tricky in that way since they can feel right when your form is terrible. You won't notice until you see it on film. Its a technically much harder lift than conventional DLs. Just a word of caution.

 

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Originally Posted by ridethecliche View Post
 

 

Any particular reason you're doing sumo instead of regs?

I can chime in with my view:

 

People with shorter limbs and/or longer torso will be in a better pulling position with sumo.

Sumo also puts less strain on the low back as the torso is more vertical and you use more quad strength than lower back in comparison to a conventional deadlift. Same thing as front squats versus back squats.

 

For those reasons, sumo tends to work better than conventionals if you have lower back problems. 

 

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Originally Posted by fuji View Post


Would still continue doing both. They're very different movements, which work different body parts, you're missing out only doing sumo. I can probably sumo pull in the low 500s and my best conventional is 495, but I do the vast majority of my pulls using conventional because I actually feel them through my back and hams. All I feel sumo in is my glutes and hips.
 
I think he switched to sumos due to lower back pain. 
You can do some weighted hyperextensions for lots of volume if you still want to build the lower back a bit. They're also good for rehab.
post #42734 of 57261
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Originally Posted by Khayembii Communique View Post

Pickles are full of salt.

And?
post #42735 of 57261
Am I bodybuilding yet?
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Monday - Legs
Squat
warm-up set: 15
15, 12, 10, 8, 15

walking Barbell lunge
12, 12, 12 (each leg)

Front squat
10, 10, 10 (fast, light)

Romanian Dead (from a rack, starts from the top, not bottom. weight doesn't touch the floor)
12, 10, 8

Standing calf raise (toes on mats or blocks, hold onto something for balance)
20. 20, 20

Crunches
15, 15, 15

STRETCH--even if you don't stretch on the other days (you really should), you absolutely have to stretch for 15 minutes after leg day. NO EXCUSES.

Tuesday--Chest, biceps
Incline barbell bench
warm-up set: 15
12,10,8,6,12

Dumbell flat bench
10,8,6

Standing Incline cable cross
12, 12, 12

Push-ups to failure
2 sets

Bar curl
12, 10, 8

Hercules curl

10, 10, 10

Decline Crunches
15, 15, 15

Reverse crunches on bench

15, 15, 15

Thursday - Back
Deadlift
warm-up set of 12
10, 8, 6, 10

Wide grip pull-down
12, 10, 8, 6

dummbell row
15, 15, 15 (heavy)

Close grip pull-down
10, 10, 10

barbell row (bodybuilder style--bar doesn't touch floor)
10, 10, 10

Leg thrusters
10, 10, 10

Hanging leg raise
10, 10, 10

Friday - Shoulders, tris

Seated dumbbell press
Warm-up set of 15
12, 10, 8, 6, 12

Rear lateral raise
10, 10, 10

Side lateral raise
10, 10, 10

Dumbbell Shrug--run the rack
6 sets of 12 up, then sets of 12 all the way down to 20s

Close-grip bench
12, 10, 8, 12

Dip
10, 8, 6

Incline skullcrusher
12, 12, 12 (easy weight on this. nowhere near failure)

Every workout is followed by 45 minutes of cardio. Hard enough that you can't talk normal, but don't kill yourself. Wednesday and Saturday 45 continuous minutes of light cardio sometime during the day.
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