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Re: Who is on a cut?

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Post by Wilhelm » Fri Aug 11, 2023 5:31 am

Signed up for a November 11th meet, and am aiming for 360 DOTS.
Still working back from my back issue and am aiming to get "close" to my prior 1RMs on squat and DL
A major part of my plan is a light weigh in.
Currently 178lb/81.73kg morning weight, and i'm aiming for a 78kg weigh in.

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Post by Wilhelm » Mon Aug 14, 2023 5:45 am

Wilhelm wrote: Fri Aug 11, 2023 5:31 am Signed up for a November 11th meet, and am aiming for 360 DOTS.
Still working back from my back issue and am aiming to get "close" to my prior 1RMs on squat and DL
A major part of my plan is a light weigh in.
Currently 178lb/81.73kg morning weight, and i'm aiming for a 78kg weigh in.
80kg even this morning.
Getting the bulk of my cut ( i see what i did there) out of the way fast.

Moved another 1/2" slot down on the PAL after having already moved the plate down a full belt hole.

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Re: Who is on a cut?

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Post by Wilhelm » Tue Sep 05, 2023 5:51 am

Wilhelm wrote: Mon Aug 14, 2023 5:45 am
Wilhelm wrote: Fri Aug 11, 2023 5:31 am Signed up for a November 11th meet, and am aiming for 360 DOTS.
Still working back from my back issue and am aiming to get "close" to my prior 1RMs on squat and DL
A major part of my plan is a light weigh in.
Currently 178lb/81.73kg morning weight, and i'm aiming for a 78kg weigh in.
80kg even this morning.
Getting the bulk of my cut ( i see what i did there) out of the way fast.

Moved another 1/2" slot down on the PAL after having already moved the plate down a full belt hole.
After barely being able to deadlift 425lbs 3 1/2 weeks ago, i started eating a bit more and have been hovering between 176.5 lbs (am there today) and 179lbs.
Now i am aiming to drop weight as slowly as i can manage.
This in preparation for my Nov 11th meet.
Shoulder issue has me adjusting expectations for bench, but the issue is improving.
But a light weigh in has been part of the plan all along.
Just need to not hinder squat and DL rebuild.
Really even just dropping another pound in a sustained trend will be helpful.
Gonna continue to walk the tightrope here between bodyweight and lifts.
This will be my first meet in the -82.5kg class.

Fwiw, the drop in DL and squat are not down to the cut quite as much as having been rehabbing since re-tweaking my back in May.
Rigging up a back extension setup has really helped in that regard.
I say tweak, but it really was an injury.

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Post by JohnHelton » Tue Sep 05, 2023 1:42 pm

@Wilhelm, I am very impressed by your cut. I hope it translates into a great DOTS for you.

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Post by janoycresva » Wed Sep 06, 2023 9:47 pm

down to 220 from 235, I think I'll call it at 215

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also closing in on 18 inch arms so that's nice

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Post by CheekiBreekiFitness » Thu Sep 07, 2023 8:57 am

@janoycresva solid

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Post by broseph » Fri Sep 29, 2023 12:55 pm

@Wilhelm Buff Uncle Iroh for sure. Very strong work.

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Post by janoycresva » Sat Sep 30, 2023 4:33 pm

Wilhelm wrote: Fri Sep 29, 2023 8:58 am
dragur overlord mode

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Post by AndrewH » Thu Oct 19, 2023 4:32 am

Impressive, @Wilhelm !
I’m in week three of a cut, trying to get down to 170ish. Scale hasn’t really budged from 182.2 for a couple weeks, so dropping another 100 calories/day.
Pretty demotivating when the numbers don’t change; I’ve even added 200 calorie/session elliptical sessions to my 3-4x/week lifting sessions, and I’ve got MFP set to lose 1.5lbs/wk, so something has changed since my last big cut in 2020 when I dropped 28lbs and kept it off successfully. Currently 182 at 16%BF, still 6’, gonna be 54 next month.
Good news is no loss of strength or motivation to train: thanks, Creatine!

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Post by Allentown » Fri Oct 20, 2023 3:40 am

You are not adding that cardio into MFP, are you? I sort of remember MFP adds in your "expenditure" into the calculations from when my wife used it- she started extra walking and it added calories and she was somehow surprised when she gained weight. But that might have been a different program/app.

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Post by AndrewH » Fri Oct 20, 2023 9:24 am

Allentown wrote: Fri Oct 20, 2023 3:40 am You are not adding that cardio into MFP, are you? I sort of remember MFP adds in your "expenditure" into the calculations from when my wife used it- she started extra walking and it added calories and she was somehow surprised when she gained weight. But that might have been a different program/app.
No, keeping MFP as daily fixed calorie goal, which I attempt to come in just under, as I’m assuming there are some foods/ingredients which will be inaccurate in the app. Essentially giving myself a caloric buffer, hence the additional cardio: just another way to reduce calories over a given week, on top of my strength workouts and assorted NEAT (mainly 9k steps/day walking the dog).

Good reminder though, thanks!

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Post by alek » Mon Oct 30, 2023 10:57 am

Cutting now. 7 day average is around 192.5; hoping for around 185lbs/84kg. Would like to finish around the new year.

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Post by AndrewH » Sun Nov 12, 2023 2:31 pm

alek wrote: Mon Oct 30, 2023 10:57 am Cutting now. 7 day average is around 192.5; hoping for around 185lbs/84kg. Would like to finish around the new year.
Good luck; I always find the holidays to be a challenge with the extra caloric temptations in the house. Seems like you’re planning a slow and steady approach, so hunger shouldn’t be too much of an issue.

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Post by alek » Mon Nov 13, 2023 9:51 am

AndrewH wrote: Sun Nov 12, 2023 2:31 pm
alek wrote: Mon Oct 30, 2023 10:57 am Cutting now. 7 day average is around 192.5; hoping for around 185lbs/84kg. Would like to finish around the new year.
Good luck; I always find the holidays to be a challenge with the extra caloric temptations in the house. Seems like you’re planning a slow and steady approach, so hunger shouldn’t be too much of an issue.
Thanks!

What's funny is that I usually cut at this time of year because of the schedule of meets that I've been doing lately. One is in May/June, and the other is in November, so I try to maintain/gain weight into those meets and then cut after the one in November.

I usually don't miss the holiday foods; I just don't eat how much that I want to eat.

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Post by alek » Mon Nov 27, 2023 7:00 am

alek wrote: Mon Oct 30, 2023 10:57 am Cutting now. 7 day average is around 192.5; hoping for around 185lbs/84kg. Would like to finish around the new year.
Feels like a good time to update, being just after Thanksgiving and all. My 7-day average is at 188.6lbs/85.55kg.

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Post by CheekiBreekiFitness » Sat Dec 02, 2023 2:29 am

Started a cut recently. Starting waist size is 93 centimeters. The plan is as follows:
- Goal: Lose 6 kgs (from 96 kgs to 90 kgs)
- Duration: 12 weeks
- Calories: 2200 kcal (-600 kcal deficit) during the week days and 2800 kcal (maintainance) during the weekend days. 180g protein.

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Post by Wilhelm » Mon Dec 11, 2023 6:23 pm

I've lost 6" off of my waist since this time last year.

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Post by alek » Tue Dec 12, 2023 6:56 am

Wilhelm wrote: Mon Dec 11, 2023 6:23 pm I've lost 6" off of my waist since this time last year.
Damn. Nice.

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