Leaning out, "getting cut" Before a vacation.

  • Bmw519

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    Jan 24, 2011 8:30 PM GMT
    Hey Guys..
    I'm Heading on an Atlantis vacation in a little less than 2 weeks.. 7 day Caribbean cruise! Ive been weight lifting 6 days a week, and getting some decent results. I'm thinking of stopping lifting/building these next two weeks and switching to lots of cardio? Im going to stop taking creatine and NOxplode in case its creating any bloating. Anyone have any advice or Diet plans to make some of this lean muscle really show? I know i could always Dehydrate myself like most of the models do, diuretics, etc.. I was hoping there might be a better way...

    Looking forward to your input..

    -Brad
  • tazzari

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    Jan 24, 2011 11:33 PM GMT
    You've just underlined my reason for never wanting to go on a gay cruise.
    dehydrating - to take a vacation?

    I love the Caribbean, and I really do wish you the very best time you've ever had! I generally go with a few friends, and rent a chalet. But this sounds more like preparing for some sort of contest!

  • Bmw519

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    Jan 25, 2011 1:10 AM GMT
    Haha, you make a very good point. I also dont want to dehydrate, i was hoping someone would give me a bunch of way better ideas without losing muscle in the process. Thanks for the kind words though, im sure it will be fun.. Enjoy that chalet!
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    Jan 25, 2011 4:18 AM GMT
    If you're retaining water, then cut back on the salt consumption. No need to take diuretics.
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    Jan 25, 2011 4:25 AM GMT
    If you stop lifting and do a ton of cardio you run the risk of losing muscle mass that you worked hard to gain. Losing weight super fast period will make you lose muscle mass on top of fat anyways. You most likely should have given yourself more than 2 weeks to cut up.

    You don't look fat or anything at all so I wouldn't worry about it. If you have to do something, keep lifting and just add in some cardio with your lifting sessions, but don't like starve yourself or anything. You won't lose much in 2 weeks so you might as well just not try because you will just mess with your muscle gains and not see the results you want. But you look thin enough so don't worry!
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    Jan 25, 2011 4:35 AM GMT
    If you can't get laid with the way you look now, cutting a few more pounds of fat won't help.
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    Jan 25, 2011 4:51 AM GMT
    It usually takes about 16 weeks to get ripped. You can't do it in two weeks.
  • Bmw519

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    Jan 25, 2011 7:05 PM GMT
    Wow, 16 weeks!? I figured it was just a few diet changes. Oh well, now i know for next time.. I couldn't have that much discipline for months of perfect eating. Thanks for the confidence boosters guys!
  • neosyllogy

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    Jan 25, 2011 7:10 PM GMT
    Cutting salt can help apparent leanness, especially if you're very lean to begin with.
    You can cut quickly in a couple weeks easily, it's not going from bodybuilder bulking phase to show physique perhaps, but you can still make a change. And no shame in wanting to look good for new people, s'long as it doesn't override taking care of yourself.

    If my main goal were to lean up? I'd keep lifting and then just add a bunch of cardio (so, you know, do more total). And maybe cut back the calories by, say 25%. Stay healthy first off though, don't do anything too drastic. (Though adding a half hour to two hours a day of cardio's not bad (depends on you), as long as you don't hurt a knee or something.)
    If you're having a tough time, maybe drop the reps a bit, but even minor muscle repair is a metabolism booster, so it should help you in the short and long run.
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    Jan 25, 2011 7:20 PM GMT
    You can lean out a bit more if you drop your daily calories to under 1000 (or rather, your weekly calories to under 7000). If you stay on the weights, you won't lose much (if any) muscle mass.
  • Springer70

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    Jan 26, 2011 2:24 AM GMT
    We've been on Atlantis gay cruises before, and we're going again.

    @Bmw519 ... I've seen your pics. You have NOTHING to worry about. You, my friend, are what we older folks call a "skinny little twink". Please don't worry, you'll get laid, I promise icon_biggrin.gif

    @tazzari ... you should consider it! They really are lots of fun.

    Sure, on the ship there's lots of pretty-boys that clearly don't eat (ever), but there's also a lot of normal average (and awesome) guys, just like most people here at RJ. We've met some pretty fantastic folks, and they're not all circuit queens. Don't let the photos on the site fool you, there's lots of guys carrying a few extra pounds.

  • Jessie_Lee

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    Jan 27, 2011 4:25 AM GMT
    I'd go with lifting heavy weights, pushing yourself hard, and then 20 mins of interval training on the treadmill. Depending on how long my weight lifting session is, I may drink 1/2 a protein shake before the cardio session, but that's for me, personally, and there's no telling if your body can take it.

    Interval training is starting out low speed and change the speed every minute to medium, high, medium, back to low, and repeat.

    You can maintain most of your diet and maybe cut back a little on the carbs. Drink LOTS of water.

    I would avoid getting dehydrated. When bodybuilders get dehydrated for their show, it's only for a day. 7 days of dehydration and you'll die.
  • jlly_rnchr

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    Jan 27, 2011 4:31 AM GMT
    Are there weigh-ins before they let you board?

    Dude, you look fine, don't worry about it.
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    Jan 28, 2011 4:19 AM GMT
    Maybe you could actually work out at the gym instead of looking at every meathead in the building, while trying not to get hard. Also not eating would really thin you out that way you can fit in with the other 100 pound twinks on the cruise. I myself prefer sticking fingers down my throat that way you cant taste it a little bit.
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    Feb 08, 2011 2:38 PM GMT
    BMW you have NOTHING to worry about. Seriously. The pictures on the site are deceptive. You'll have no problem and you look fantastic. Was on Atlantis Mediterranean cruise this past summer and going again the end of March.

    Dehydration NOT good. Just don't eat any food that makes you bloat. Beer, soda, some people gloat from wheat gluten.

    You don't want to look too skinny. Guys like something to grab on to. icon_twisted.gif
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    Feb 08, 2011 4:53 PM GMT
    you are 5ft11 and 155 to begin with. So cutting back on eating and dehydration will make you paper thin. My advice is to hit the weights hard and build your muscle, stay on the creatine as well.
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    Feb 10, 2011 9:26 AM GMT
    Are you going on a cruise as a vacation treat for yourself or to impress others? It sounds silly having to pay to go on a cruise and then having to impress others by exerting even more effort. Why bother?
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    Feb 10, 2011 10:34 AM GMT
    jerseywoof saidyou are 5ft11 and 155 to begin with. So cutting back on eating and dehydration will make you paper thin. My advice is to hit the weights hard and build your muscle, stay on the creatine as well.


    Bump. Skinny and dry is still skinny.