When do you guys start cutting!?

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    Jan 22, 2014 3:16 PM GMT
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    Edit: I mean trimming vs bulking.
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    Jan 22, 2014 3:17 PM GMT
    When it gets too long I guess.
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    Jan 22, 2014 3:20 PM GMT
    shawnathan saidWhen it gets too long I guess.


    lmao I guess I should have explained a bit more haha. Shawn you goof ball icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jan 22, 2014 3:34 PM GMT
    Cutting you mean?

    For me, not going on a hard cut until I reach 170, and then I'm planning on cutting to 160. I don't see that happening for years to come as gaining muscle mass is a lot harder than you think.

    The answer you're looking for: Whenever you feel like it. It's your own personal goals and body, so you get to decide when you're ready to cut down.

    It's a bit selfish and narcissistic of me, but during winter I eat EVERYTHING, lift heavy, and gain weight. When it starts getting closer to Summer weather I start watching what I eat a lot more so I have a more defined body and bring my 6-pack back to be extra noticeable!
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    Jan 22, 2014 3:43 PM GMT
    JumpMan_Josh saidCutting you mean?

    For me, not going on a hard cut until I reach 170, and then I'm planning on cutting to 160. I don't see that happening for years to come as gaining muscle mass is a lot harder than you think.

    The answer you're looking for: Whenever you feel like it. It's your own personal goals and body, so you get to decide when you're ready to cut down.

    It's a bit selfish and narcissistic of me, but during winter I eat EVERYTHING, lift heavy, and gain weight. When it starts getting closer to Summer weather I start watching what I eat a lot more so I have a more defined body and bring my 6-pack back to be extra noticeable!


    Omg Cutting! haha.

    wow 170?! well for me I have to be realistic, i'm kind of short being 5'8 and I want to be proportionate to my height i'm 145 and I checked my BMI and it says I should be around 135 that being my healthy and average weight. Plus genetics I think is telling me that I'm just naturally lean so there is a point where I probably can't get any bigger. Not sure if that is true though.

    I noticed my legs are already huge, so maybe I should back off on them, I do want to gain a bit more on my chest area, but that's the hardest part for me to get big. I'm not sure yet.
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    Jan 22, 2014 3:52 PM GMT
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    JumpMan_Josh saidCutting you mean?

    For me, not going on a hard cut until I reach 170, and then I'm planning on cutting to 160. I don't see that happening for years to come as gaining muscle mass is a lot harder than you think.

    The answer you're looking for: Whenever you feel like it. It's your own personal goals and body, so you get to decide when you're ready to cut down.

    It's a bit selfish and narcissistic of me, but during winter I eat EVERYTHING, lift heavy, and gain weight. When it starts getting closer to Summer weather I start watching what I eat a lot more so I have a more defined body and bring my 6-pack back to be extra noticeable!


    Omg Cutting! haha.

    wow 170?! well for me I have to be realistic, i'm kind of short being 5'8 and I want to be proportionate to my height i'm 145 and I checked my BMI and it says I should be around 135 that being my healthy and average weight. Plus genetics I think is telling me that I'm just naturally lean so there is a point where I probably can't get any bigger. Not sure if that is true though.

    I noticed my legs are already huge, so maybe I should back off on them, I do want to gain a bit more on my chest area, but that's the hardest part for me to get big. I'm not sure yet.


    I'm the same size and weigh about 5 more pounds than you (150 here). I think a lot of people would agree that the BMI system isn't really an accurate way of portraying if you're healthy or not, so I wouldn't go by that too much. I think 135 is WAY too low of a weight.

    You may be an ectomorph (like me), which means you have a smaller frame, but you CAN get and look bigger so don't buy into that.

    I definitely recommend sticking to lifts like squats, bench press, overhead press, and deadlift! Oh yeah, weighted squats are so powerful they seriously help develop muscle growth throughout the whole body.

    If you're wanting a bigger chest: Bench Press, dumbell flies, dips. DONE! icon_biggrin.gif

    What are your goals at the moment so we have something to go by. Improve muscle mass all around, look more "defined" (most common goal), or a mixture of the two?
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    Jan 22, 2014 4:02 PM GMT
    JumpMan_Josh said
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    JumpMan_Josh saidCutting you mean?

    For me, not going on a hard cut until I reach 170, and then I'm planning on cutting to 160. I don't see that happening for years to come as gaining muscle mass is a lot harder than you think.

    The answer you're looking for: Whenever you feel like it. It's your own personal goals and body, so you get to decide when you're ready to cut down.

    It's a bit selfish and narcissistic of me, but during winter I eat EVERYTHING, lift heavy, and gain weight. When it starts getting closer to Summer weather I start watching what I eat a lot more so I have a more defined body and bring my 6-pack back to be extra noticeable!


    Omg Cutting! haha.

    wow 170?! well for me I have to be realistic, i'm kind of short being 5'8 and I want to be proportionate to my height i'm 145 and I checked my BMI and it says I should be around 135 that being my healthy and average weight. Plus genetics I think is telling me that I'm just naturally lean so there is a point where I probably can't get any bigger. Not sure if that is true though.

    I noticed my legs are already huge, so maybe I should back off on them, I do want to gain a bit more on my chest area, but that's the hardest part for me to get big. I'm not sure yet.


    I'm the same size and weigh about 5 more pounds than you (150 here). I think a lot of people would agree that the BMI system isn't really an accurate way of portraying if you're healthy or not, so I wouldn't go by that too much. I think 135 is WAY too low of a weight.

    You may be an ectomorph (like me), which means you have a smaller frame, but you CAN get and look bigger so don't buy into that.

    I definitely recommend sticking to lifts like squats, bench press, overhead press, and deadlift! Oh yeah, weighted squats are so powerful they seriously help develop muscle growth throughout the whole body.

    If you're wanting a bigger chest: Bench Press, dumbell flies, dips. DONE! icon_biggrin.gif

    What are your goals at the moment so we have something to go by. Improve muscle mass all around, look more "defined" (most common goal), or a mixture of the two?


    yea, 135 was wayyy to light for me. I feel at 145 is pretty average for me.

    I feel like an ectomorph in certain areas. being an ectomorph they usually have traits of high metabolisms and is hard for them to gain weight, but I gain weight pretty easily. My lower body isn't for sure an ectomorph. My legs by far is the strongest part of my body, and my thighs are HUGE if you were to compare it to the rest of me. I hear people can be a mix of ecto and meso morph.

    I do weighted squats all the time, and used to be a dancer for the past 14 years of my life, which could be a big factor for my legs.

    I do full body weight dips and it has improved my upper body a lot, and do bench presses, but it's still really difficult for me to get bigger pecs.
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    Jan 22, 2014 4:06 PM GMT
    I never understood why guys want to look good only during the summer and look bloated the rest of the year.
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    Jan 22, 2014 4:28 PM GMT
    Bulking/cutting isn't the only way to put on muscle. You can eat well, sleep well and workout hard all year round.