help me win a contest f&n brotatos, v. getting super cut

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    me and like 12 or so buddies are having a contest to see who can lose the biggest percentage of bf% or something like that. we're getting dexa scans coming up next week or so and then we'll get dexa scans again in 3 months and i think we're putting like 100 bucks in on it, winner takes all.

    cutting is my achilles heel. i've always had a pretty easy time putting on mass but cutting, not so much. i'm a mesomorphic bodytype i think while my brothers are all defeinitely ectomorphic beanpoles. last time we had this dexa contest i went from 18% to 10% but lower than 10% it just wasn't happening, but i'd like to get there. this time i'm probably starting around 15% so i should be in a better starting position.

    any suggestions? i'm usually better at heavy lifts with lower reps. should i switch it up for cutting? more reps lighter weight? circuit training type stuff? my buddy is going to give me some p90x dvds, are those worthwhile to try out for a somewhat experienced lifter who wants to cut or are they for like out of shape wieners?

    and what about diet, that's probably my hardest part with cutting. i can usually eat whatever and retain a healthy bodyfat % while gaining mass so i never really concentrate that hard on my diet. i tried the cut diet that someone posted on here a long time ago (i still have the pdf if anyone wants it) but i just have a hard time following such stringent diets and it didn't work out so well. any advice for someone whos dieting practices suck? maybe an atkins type diet? right now i eat a lot of fast food, albeit healthier fast food like deli sandwiches and soups and so on.

    any other pointers? must win monies!
     
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    oh and what about cardio. last time i cut it was pretty much all HIIT. what do you cutting dudes do for cardio? HIIT good or you guys do the longer 45 minutes+ stuff? mix it up? frequency?
     
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    the training the built muscle keeps muscle
     
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    here's my results from last time. wow, i didn't realize it was so long ago :o and i guess we did it a little longer than 3 months last time

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    lol, i'm a fat head
     
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    that's good because i have no gym for home
     
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    Where in UT are you getting the dxa scans done and how much, all I knew about was the bod pods at the UofU. Never knew you could get it all broken down by body part. :eek3:
     
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    i do them at BYU. one of my buddies dad's is a professor there and he does them for us for free :bowdown:
     
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    Damn, that's pretty sweet :cool:
    Looks like it's like $130 otherwise so I'm out :rofl:.

    It's been easier for me to eat better once I started cooking in bulk. Beyond that, breakfast has been the easiest thing for me to change, and probably the most important fix I made, if you aren't eating a good breakfast atm that might be the easiest place for you to start too. :dunno:
     
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    i wasn't eating breakfast until a few days ago. i work out in the morning so it was just my workout shake i would drink while lifting. i just started eating oatmeal in the morning before i head to the gym though.

    what kind of stuff do you cook in bulk?
     
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    Mostly chicken, if I'm making tandoori or lemon chicken or something I'll buy enough to make like 4x then end up eating that with a side for like 4 dinners/lunches out of the week. Also rice/quinoa/oats(I think?) or whatever you can prepare ahead of time, I usually have about 3-5 days snack meal worth of 1/2-1/2 brown rice/quinoa mix cooked up and ready to just nuke.
     
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    lol, god i'd hope you could maintain 15-16% easily.
     
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    i run and i just started to do a super cut diet but then again im pretty lean but there is always room for improvement
     
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    Elite athlete right here limp, better listen up! :mamoru:
     
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    everyone that has tiniest bit of discipline in their diet, or even decent genetics, can maintain 15-16% easy...

    i'm walking around at about 10% right now and i feel like a fat fuck. do i have a problem?
     
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    Chances are, who ever is the fattest right now will win the contest. When you're already fat, dropping 5-10% isn't hard. It's when you're already pretty lean (sub 12%) which is where you seem to be now, that makes it hard to drop more.
     
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