The quest to middleweight

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  1. lemans23

    lemans23 PV - The Vision of Sound

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    Okay all, here's the deal. I am currently at 174, and would very much like to fight at middleweight, which is ~155-160. I'm shooting for 155 right now, and want some advice on how to lose the rest of my body fat to get there. I can see my abs when looking in the mirror, and can see the "shelf" of my obliques, but there's still quite a bit of fat left. Here's the plan to get there, so critique it as you will:

    From now until the end of the "cut", I need to lose ~19 lbs. I lost ~80 this time a year ago from march to august, so I have some glorious stretched skin. Most notably, I have a pouch of loose skin at the bottom of my stomach that isn't fat, but there's still enough there to want it to be gone. So, after calculating, that means a decrease of 2.375lbs a week should get me to where I want to be at. Is this too fast to lose to where I'll risk to lose a lot of muscle?

    I'll be honest, when I lost the most of my weight, I didn't lift hardly at all, but it turns out that I had a pretty decent chest and very good back which helps a lot. Now it's time to take it a step further and get my endurance up; excess fat isn't helping. As before, I'm going completely supplement free minus lean green, cissus, and a multivitamin. I have hypertension from being so over weight, so stims are pretty much out anyway. Anything it good at this point, so see if you can't offer anything. I'm writing up a diet which I'll post in a minute. Thanks :wavey:

    -Dave
     
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    lemans23 PV - The Vision of Sound

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    Anyone? I'll post the diet after my calc final.
     
  3. Uglybob69

    Uglybob69 I miss beer.

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    ~2 pounds a week without severe muscle loss is doable IMO.
     
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    Keep the diet clean and low cal work hard and drink rediculous amounts of water. If you keep drinking lots it will be easier to get rid of it before the weigh and you will be able to cut more water weight.
     
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    Savage5point0 Im an asshole.

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    Are you looking to weigh 155 or just cut to it for weigh ins?
     
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    lemans23 PV - The Vision of Sound

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    Wanting to weigh 155, because I could easily cut down to that via a few weeks plus diuretics. I need to be at that weight, but muscle. I'm thinking to stretch it to 10 weeks, because that's fairly easy as well. I just need time to condition after the cut. Diet in a minute, need to eat me some carrots before I rape my eletro-magnetic theory final :bowdown:
     
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    lemans23 PV - The Vision of Sound

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    Okay all, here's the sample diet. All numbers are courtesy calorie king and nutrition data.

    Meal 1:
    1 cup egg beaterss
    2 pieces wheat toast

    Meal 2:
    6 oz yogurt

    Meal 3:
    6 oz BS chicken breast
    4 oz portobello mushrooms

    Meal 4:
    3 oz carrots

    Meal 5:
    6 oz BS chicken breasts
    2 oz linguine

    Meal 6:
    2 oz jerky

    Totals for this alone:
    Calories: 1144
    Fat: 9g
    Carb: 120g
    Pro: 144.5

    This is excluding any condiments or such that I will use when cooking (I use a fair bit of olive oil when cooking, and I didn't factor that in), so rounding it up to 1400 still brings me in WAY too short. What else should I throw in?
     
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    devman New Member

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    needs more fat, throw some whole eggs with breakfast and pb before bed, some more meat or scoops of protein to get up to 200g would probably be good too
     
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    Ceaze https://hearthis.at/DoYouEvenUplift Moderator

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    9g of fat? You need way more.
     
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    Chris3G Bullshark Testosterone

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    why is it that every diet that anyone ever posts on here is completely devoid of any fat sources, every time?
     
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    minus Damn you, Damn the Broccoli, and Damn the Wright B

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    Fats man. Almonds are fantastic.
     
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    lemans23 PV - The Vision of Sound

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    Not quite. Everything that involves cooking on there (eggs, chicken, mushrooms, and pasta) is cooked in/with olive oil. Don't worry, I get my fats in too, but I'm wondering what I should add to round it out without relying on byproducts of the preparation.
     
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    lemans23 PV - The Vision of Sound

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    I am a fiend of fisher's smoked almonds. I have a can sitting right next to me actually. I try and get 2 oz per day, so should do you think I should add that into the diet as well?
     
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    minus Damn you, Damn the Broccoli, and Damn the Wright B

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    I eat 2 or 3 ounces of almonds dry roasted to add the fat into my diet. Its all healthy fats.
     
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    Almonds and olive oil. Throw that shit into a salad or something.
     
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    lemans23 PV - The Vision of Sound

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    Will do, gentlemen. Will update on saturday. :)
     
  17. stealthrapt0r

    stealthrapt0r me lift weights

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    because it's good for fat loss :slap:
     
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    Chris3G Bullshark Testosterone

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    joke, right?
     
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    stealthrapt0r me lift weights

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