What's happening guys?
Many of you have been asking about an update on where I am at with my fitness goals since fall cut of 2016.
i have not touched on this due to the demand in other areas of the websites. Mainly the PED and male enhancement sections of our community.
But this post to inform you of what I have personally been doing fitness wise since the end of my cut.
This will probably be a shorter post as it is just a quick update to let you guys know how to maintain your results after a cut.
Re Feeding Phase
So I ending my cut around mid November and spent the next three months re feeding my body.
This means after my cutting phase, I slowly added calories back into my diet and tapered my cardio down.
This allows your body to readjust back to your old caloric maintenance levels.
I got back there at around the beginning of February. The article I linked to above details everything I did in detail. So check that out if you want to read a thorough guide on how to reverse diet.
Referring is absolutely essential to keeping the fat off your body after an 8-12 week cut.
Your body has been starved for a long time by that point. So your metabolism has adjusted to a lower level as a survival mechanism to keep your body from further feeding on itself.
Therefore if you add in a shit ton of calories right after a cut, your body will store a lot of the those calories as fat because of how low your metabolic rate is after a cut.
That pisses away all your hard earned from your cut. I was not having that. I would be patient because I want to keep my results.
Yes. I had to keep doing cardio. Yes...I had to keep counting calories. But it was better than the alternative which is large amounts of fat gain.
Fuck all that. Not on my watch. I worked too hard to let that happen.
I am still consistently lifting weights. My routine and the way I lift has not really changed.
I still lift heavy and do a lot of compound movements. I do more volume and isolation work on smaller muscle groups.
I have two upper body days and two lower body days. So I lift a total of four times a week.
I can things pretty simple in terms of what I do in the gym.
But I a lot of you guys need to stop obsessing over what routine is the best and just try different stuff out in gym.
That is the best way to see what works for you. The same is true for your diet.
As many of you remember, I researched ostarine for 9 weeks during my last cut to help me keep my strength and size while an extreme caloric deficit.
It worked like a charm. I may have only lost a rep of two on any of my compound lifts. I kept all my muscle.
I followed up my research with a 4 week full post cycle therapy.
I also supplemented T3 (thyroid hormone) for the last 4-5 weeks of my cut to help me maintain my fat loss while my metabolism slowed down.
Then I went off everything since mid December. I was only taking natural supplements by that point.
It has been about 3 months since that cycle ended. You guys know I recommend taking as much time off everything as you did when you were cycling (on cycle time length + PCT).
I need to get some blood work done though to see if I am good to go back on cycle again.
I have been having lingering pain in my heart though so I might decide against it this time around. We will see and I keep you guys updated.
What Do I Do Now?
I am going to start another cut at the beginning of April. I about 203 right now.
The goal will be to get back down to 185-190. That is me at about 10% body fat. That is where I want to be.
After that, I might do on more cut to lose a couple more pounds. But I want to sit at around 8%-10%. I am comfortable and health at that weight.
From there, I will do one more mini bulk to add some size to my shoulders, hamstrings, calves, forearms, and back.
I would probably research RAD 140 or ostarine. LGD 4033 might be too strong as I do not want to pack on 8+ pounds.
I am think 4-5 pounds over an 8 week timeframe. Ostarine might be sufficient for that. Just to fill out a bit more.
I plan on keeping another log for this cutting cycle too. So look for that at the beginning of April.
I will be posting weekly updates about my results and what I am eating, supplementing, and doing the gym.
What Will Your Cutting Plan Look Like?
Funny. It is actually going to look pretty similar to the one I used during my fall cut of 2016.
Why fix what is not broken right? This worked pretty well for me so I would be dumb to move away from it.
In short though, I will be eating about 1700 calories per day. 250 grams of protein. 100 grams of carbs (most of those coming post workout). 40 grams of fat.
Cardio for 1 hour a day about 5-6 times a week. Weight lifting 4x per week to keep my muscle.
I will supplement protein powder, multivitamins, fish oil, fat burner, thyroid support, maybe PEDs (not sure yet, need word from doctor), and maybe on cycle support supplements (depending on if I use PEDs).
That is my future plans and updates in a nutshell. Let me know what you guys think of what I am doing. I am always open to feedback.
I hope this post was transparent and helpful to you guys. Look out for my cutting log at the beginning of April.
Check my results from my fall cut so you know exactly who I did then and plan on doing this time around too.
Thanks and talk to you guys soon.
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