Thread: Cutting weight
12/16/2004 10:31am, #1
I've made a bet with a friend that by easter, I'll be buffer than he is. We're going to be judged by a either a panel of beautiful laydees, or by a random collection of cackling harpies, whichever we can get at the time.
So, given a date of Good Friday, when should I start cutting weight? Should I do any training in that time?
In short, how can I win a hundred quid off him?Taking responsibility for my actions since 1989
12/16/2004 10:36am, #2
Start at post 52.
Then read the rest of the thread.
Also, buy him drinks, send him food gifts. Ensure his household is adequately stocked with chocolate and other temptations. Encourage others around you to do unto him the same.Surfing Facebook at work? Spread the good word by adding us on Facebook today! https://www.facebook.com/Bullshido
12/16/2004 10:40am, #3
Start doing a lot more free weight workouts.
What you want to do is aim to train for hypertrophy.
Since you contradict yourself by saying you will be judged on appearance, then say you want to cut weight....all you need to do is look pretty without dropping weight too much.
Post again your progress about a week before the final date and I'll go over how to cut water weight and drop even more weight (unhealthy method.) It's all about winning isn't it now?
You can donate my cut to Bullshido.
12/18/2004 3:43am, #4
Give stats. What is "buffness" for you guys? What's your current weight, bodyfat percentage, ideal weight and bodyfat percentage?
12/19/2004 1:41pm, #5
We're both 5'10" and about the same build. I currently weigh 195lbs and have about 20% body fat (I'll try and get that checked next week).
I'm not bothered about final weight but I'd like to aim at 10% bodyfat..
Buffness would be reasonably defined pecs, arms and shoulders, and the loss of the flab around the belly. Getting a well defined six pack is probably asking for far too much (I work 11 to 12 hours a day).
I've started doing squats, deadlifts and bench presses as part of my routine.
Diet wise I'm slightly scuppered due to the lack of free time. Its often a case of what I can get from the sandwich van that tours the industrial estate I work at. I am taking protein shakes just to guarentee I'm taking some in. I'm also trying (not that successfully) to cut out sweets from my diet.Taking responsibility for my actions since 1989
12/20/2004 4:34am, #6
Just did really quick calculations in my head, but from my rough mental calculations, it seems reasonable to be able to get down to 10% bodyfat in about 10 weeks, assuming you're training specifically for fat loss and nothing else.
12/20/2004 11:21am, #7
TaeBoMaster, hypothetically, how does someone train specifically for fat loss. I'm searching on Google, and the site. But anything you can add would be pretty helpful.
Does this seem like something that works:
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12/20/2004 3:28pm, #8
Diet that includes a moderate calorie deficit, cardio to enhance calorie deficit and keep the cardiorespiratory system in good shape, resistance training based primarily around stabilization exercises (because they involve more muscle groups, hence more metabolism activation, etc.)
12/21/2004 3:53am, #9
Calorie deficit I can manage.
Cardio, not a problem.
Stabilisation excercises - check.
I think I'll keep a photographic record as well. It should be interesting when I animate them.Taking responsibility for my actions since 1989
12/21/2004 8:00am, #10Originally Posted by Prancer