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I'm still going for the 1,000lb total in NOV. That's absolutely possible.
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My cut is starting to wear me down. I'm down about almost 30 lbs. and have 7-8 lbs. more to go in 7 weeks. I'm pretty happy with the weight loss, but it's tough watching my strength drop even though I'm still working hard. My energy level has also been pretty low lately. Any suggestions for that other than caffeine?
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EC Stack? Perhaps a refeed/cheat day?
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Originally Posted by dacox View Post

My cut is starting to wear me down. I'm down about almost 30 lbs. and have 7-8 lbs. more to go in 7 weeks. I'm pretty happy with the weight loss, but it's tough watching my strength drop even though I'm still working hard. My energy level has also been pretty low lately. Any suggestions for that other than caffeine?

Why don't you sit at maintainence for a while until you feel better the do a phase two of the cut.
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EC Stack? Perhaps a refeed/cheat day?

Yeah, I've been doing refeeds/carb-up days once a week which have helped. Maybe the EC stack is the next step. Do you notice an energy difference between an EC stack vs. just caffeine?
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Why don't you sit at maintainence for a while until you feel better the do a phase two of the cut.

This is probably a good idea. I have to make 165 for a weigh-in next Saturday but then 5 1/2 weeks before I have to make 158. Maybe I'll take a week or so and just eat at maintenance before making the final cut.
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I swear girls are more likely to bail out / reschedule day of a date than to actually be there, but I haven't had anyone actually stand me up.  I can't tell if it's a female thing or if people in general are just idiots.  

 

Speaking of cutting, I'm finally below 170.  I'm considering stopping here, gaining 10-15 pounds and then doing another cut rather than trying to get ultra-skinny right now.

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I started EC. Love it, almost forgot to eat on Monday. Got my shit on point now, hopefully the last 15 lbs comes off quickly.
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Originally Posted by Khayembii Communique View Post

I started EC. Love it, almost forgot to eat on Monday. Got my shit on point now, hopefully the last 15 lbs comes off quickly.

How are you running it daily and how long do you plan on cycling it?
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Originally Posted by dacox View Post

My cut is starting to wear me down. I'm down about almost 30 lbs. and have 7-8 lbs. more to go in 7 weeks. I'm pretty happy with the weight loss, but it's tough watching my strength drop even though I'm still working hard. My energy level has also been pretty low lately. Any suggestions for that other than caffeine?

Take some time off. 30lbs is a lot to lose and your body is probably like ffffuuuu.gif. Time to get those hormones and that metabolism somewhat back in order as those last 7-8lbs will be the hardest to lose.

http://www.bodyrecomposition.com/fat-loss/the-full-diet-break.html

Speaking of internet advice, I watched this vid this morning and hit a new PR on bench this afternoon (3x6x235). I hate Omarlsuf... he is that kind of forced fake funny that makes my skin crawl... but I might have to subscribe to his channel if it has little gems like this. Basic shit but it helped me.
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Originally Posted by KingJulien View Post
 

I swear girls are more likely to bail out / reschedule day of a date than to actually be there, but I haven't had anyone actually stand me up.  I can't tell if it's a female thing or if people in general are just idiots.  

 

Speaking of cutting, I'm finally below 170.  I'm considering stopping here, gaining 10-15 pounds and then doing another cut rather than trying to get ultra-skinny right now.

 

What are your goals? What's your BF% and what are your lifts and what is your ideal weight?

I think, depending on your BF, that you might be better off sitting here for a month or so, and then cutting again. Obviously, this is a bad idea if your lifts are dropping too much (I guess more than 10-15%?). That's just my unfounded opinion.

And damn you guys are making me feel bad. I'm like totally cutting out desserts more so than just grazing. I've never been this weak at 165 before. A month or so of this with a solid 3-5 workouts a week will get me exactly where I want to be.

I've already stopped eating the crappy 'sweeter' breakfasts. I think I might start substituting eggs for my bran muffin or multigrain bagels in the morning. And possibly cut the beer on the weeknights. I prefer a drink of whiskey on the rocks anyway!

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What are your goals? What's your BF% and what are your lifts and what is your ideal weight?

I think, depending on your BF, that you might be better off sitting here for a month or so, and then cutting again. Obviously, this is a bad idea if your lifts are dropping too much (I guess more than 10-15%?). That's just my unfounded opinion.

And damn you guys are making me feel bad. I'm like totally cutting out desserts more so than just grazing. I've never been this weak at 165 before. A month or so of this with a solid 3-5 workouts a week will get me exactly where I want to be.

I've already stopped eating the crappy 'sweeter' breakfasts. I think I might start substituting eggs for my bran muffin or multigrain bagels in the morning. And possibly cut the beer on the weeknights. I prefer a drink of whiskey on the rocks anyway!

 

I've lost maybe 3-4 pounds since I last posted, so 14-15%? My bench max is 185x5 but is currently sitting at 175x5, my press was 110x5 and is at 100x5, my deadlift is holding strong at 275x5, and my squat is hard to measure since I've been doing weird things with it.  Right now my goal is to be a bit leaner than I am at about 175-180, eventually, so not massive.

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I don't think it makes sense to stop at 170 at 15% if your goal is to be leaner at 175...


I'd probably get down in the 160-165 range and they build your strength and gains slowly instead of doing a quick bulk and ending right back where you started. How tall are you again? 5'8 -5'9?

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6'0".  I might be overestimating my body fat too, there isn't a lot there.

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Originally Posted by Cool The Kid View Post

Take some time off. 30lbs is a lot to lose and your body is probably like ffffuuuu.gif. Time to get those hormones and that metabolism somewhat back in order as those last 7-8lbs will be the hardest to lose.

I'd like to take some time off, but I need to make weight so I don't really have a choice. Once the last weigh-in is over I will definitely spend a week or two eating at maintenance and then going back on a slow, clean bulk. I don't really have much of a desire to stay at this weight/bf for longer than I have to.
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If you need to cut 7-8 lbs for a weigh in, you could probably do it sauna styles.

Also, hit a PR single on bench yesterday: 215.

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