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  • Posted On: 03-16-18, 2:00 pm (EDT) #1

    When to stop?

    March 16, 2018, 2:00 pm

    Hey guys! I’m 5’5 I started the 12 week program February 2nd 2018! I’ve made great progress I weighed 167 as of February, this morning I weighed 152! I’ve been eating very healthy and seeing great results I’ve been getting a lot of compliments but when is it time to start cutting? I still have a big belly 😂 but it’s stop to go away. Any tips so I don’t ruin myself, what do you guys think the perfect weight is for your height? Here are some pictures of me beginning with 2 years ago, up to a year ago, then last week, to this morning. The picture at the top was me 2 years ago, not much too look at there I really wasn’t all about fitness AT ALL. Now to the bottom pictures, the middle picture was me a year ago, some muscle but I was still skinny fat and night it’d be okay to start bulking because I got a lot of incorrect advice, so during 2017 as of December I found Scott and decided to make changes. The pictures with the birds and me getting a kiss from my lovely step mother is from a week ago or 2 who from Saturday we go to the taco and tequila festival every year it is our thing! So I figured I’d treat myself without ruining my gains! The final picture at the bottom is me this morning! Let me know what you guys think! I couldn’t maneuver around the pictures for some reason so sorry for the randomness.

  • Posted On: 03-16-18, 11:46 pm (EDT) #2

    When to stop?

    March 16, 2018, 11:46 pm
    Posted by: DTryHarda

    Hey guys! I’m 5’5 I started the 12 week program February 2nd 2018! I’ve made great progress I weighed 167 as of February, this morning I weighed 152! I’ve been eating very healthy and seeing great results I’ve been getting a lot of compliments but when is it time to start cutting? I still have a big belly 😂 but it’s stop to go away. Any tips so I don’t ruin myself, what do you guys think the perfect weight is for your height? Here are some pictures of me beginning with 2 years ago, up to a year ago, then last week, to this morning. The picture at the top was me 2 years ago, not much too look at there I really wasn’t all about fitness AT ALL. Now to the bottom pictures, the middle picture was me a year ago, some muscle but I was still skinny fat and night it’d be okay to start bulking because I got a lot of incorrect advice, so during 2017 as of December I found Scott and decided to make changes. The pictures with the birds and me getting a kiss from my lovely step mother is from a week ago or 2 who from Saturday we go to the taco and tequila festival every year it is our thing! So I figured I’d treat myself without ruining my gains! The final picture at the bottom is me this morning! Let me know what you guys think! I couldn’t maneuver around the pictures for some reason so sorry for the randomness.

    Great progress with the program so far man! Dropping over 10lbs is great!! Honestly, there is no perfect time to stop cutting, and there is no perfect weight for your height. Lot's of people will end up with different weights at different body fat percentages, but you are your own person and you need to find what is best for YOU.

     

    If you're feeling like you're on the skinny fat side, maybe you should be bulking up now? To be honest, from your photo you don't look overly skinny fat to me.. maybe around 20% body fat, but you have some decent muscle, so you might be best working down to around 15% before getting into that lean bulk phase.

     

    It sounds like you are probably past the newbie stage if you have been training for a year? So leaning down might be the way to go. If you're at 152lbs now, you might need to get to around 140lbs to be around the 15% range.

     

    If you started the program in February, you're about halfway through.. so at least see this program through on a cut, and then re-evaluate from there would be my advice. What are your macros like?

  • Posted On: 03-17-18, 1:23 am (EDT) #3

    When to stop?

    March 17, 2018, 1:23 am

    Yeah because I was at 21% body fat, I figured working my way down to maybe 15-14% body fat I’d be good, I’m gonna measure myself at the end of this and see where I am and if I’m anywhere close to 15. I was going to drop my weight to 145, but 140 could be good too.

     

    As for my macros I’m doing 1500 calories a day 187 g of Carbs 75 g of Protein and 50 g of fat. So far it’s been doing me amazingly well, eating healthy, snacking on tuna, I’ve been on a crazy turkey kick as I’ve moved from chicken for a while, I also have a Clean Eatz that I go and grab some meal peeps from when I don’t cook and they’ve been working really well for me.

     

    I feel refreshed when I eat breakfast, I’m sleeping well, though sometimes I have trouble sleeping some days but that’s because I’ve been doing night shift and I just have trouble falling asleep in general but I’m getting better! So i believe I’m going about everything correctly hence the results. I believe I’m also starting to get impatient but mixing in my rest days with meditation so I’m not too worried about being impatient because in all your videos you’ve definitely stressed to me that “it take me time”

  • Posted On: 03-27-18, 2:36 am (EDT) #4

    When to stop?

    March 27, 2018, 2:36 am
    Posted by: DTryHarda

    Yeah because I was at 21% body fat, I figured working my way down to maybe 15-14% body fat I’d be good, I’m gonna measure myself at the end of this and see where I am and if I’m anywhere close to 15. I was going to drop my weight to 145, but 140 could be good too.

     

    As for my macros I’m doing 1500 calories a day 187 g of Carbs 75 g of Protein and 50 g of fat. So far it’s been doing me amazingly well, eating healthy, snacking on tuna, I’ve been on a crazy turkey kick as I’ve moved from chicken for a while, I also have a Clean Eatz that I go and grab some meal peeps from when I don’t cook and they’ve been working really well for me.

     

    I feel refreshed when I eat breakfast, I’m sleeping well, though sometimes I have trouble sleeping some days but that’s because I’ve been doing night shift and I just have trouble falling asleep in general but I’m getting better! So i believe I’m going about everything correctly hence the results. I believe I’m also starting to get impatient but mixing in my rest days with meditation so I’m not too worried about being impatient because in all your videos you’ve definitely stressed to me that “it take me time”

    Yeah man going by how you look and feel rather than a specific weight is a good idea. Weight is a good tool to use too for sure, but it's more about how you feel about your physique!

     

    1500 is really really low bro.. if it is working that's OK.. but I'm not a fan of your protein intake.. only 75g? I would suggest aiming for 1g per pound of bodyweight minimum. Especially while cutting.. while cutting I'd say 1.2g-1.5g per pound of lean bodyweight. You need to make sure you're getting enough protein and calories so that your body will retain as much muscle as possible.

  • Posted On: 03-29-18, 1:28 am (EDT) #5

    When to stop?

    March 29, 2018, 1:28 am

    So what i plan on doing is I'm going to check out your meal plan video and see what changes I need to make to my portions of food i'm intaking, i'm gonna do the math and present these numbers to you and lets see if the changes I make are correct, I've watched your meal prep video before and you did say that once we start pushing ourselves and working harder we are going to have to change some numbers around. So i'm gonna do the math! And we will see whats gonna change, thanks for being here through my whole process 2 months and i've got every answer out of you i can squeeze out without being a pest. THANKS FOR ALL YOUR WORK MAN, YOURE A BLESSING.

  • Posted On: 03-29-18, 9:29 pm (EDT) #6

    When to stop?

    March 29, 2018, 9:29 pm

    Ok with a little help from the misses! And a lot of scratch paper later! This is what I’ve come up with from 1500 to 2607 calories to lose weight and build muscle, I believe we’ve went through the motions and followed your video step by step, so these are possibly the changes I’m going to have to make to retain a good healthy portion of muscle while losing weight slowly! Hopefully this is the changes you were thinking about as well.

  • Posted On: 03-30-18, 12:20 am (EDT) #7

    When to stop?

    March 30, 2018, 12:20 am
    Posted by: DTryHarda

    Ok with a little help from the misses! And a lot of scratch paper later! This is what I’ve come up with from 1500 to 2607 calories to lose weight and build muscle, I believe we’ve went through the motions and followed your video step by step, so these are possibly the changes I’m going to have to make to retain a good healthy portion of muscle while losing weight slowly! Hopefully this is the changes you were thinking about as well.

    Is that 185g of protein? That would be much better for sure! Fat is still too low though.. when I told you about how important protein is, I should have mentioned fat too haha. You need a good amount of fats for healthy testosterone levels. I'd like to see the fats up more around the 70g mark minimum. Between 80g-100g would be ideal (in my opinion).

     

    Plus that way you can cut carbs back to more like 150g-200g, which will likely help you moe with making lean gains.

     

    Apart from that your calculations look good with total calories. Just don't jump straight to 2600 calories - take your time to get there over a couple of weeks. So once you start adding more calories, maybe go for 1700 calories daily for 4-5 days. Then go for 1950 calories for 4-5 days. Carry on like that, adding about 200 calories every few days until you get to 2600. And if you get to a point where you're feeling a bit too 'fatty', and you're actually maintaining or gaining weight, then stop before you get to 2600.

     

    Hope that all makes sense! And you are welcome for all the help man, that's why I am here!

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