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ethanwest
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Here's the starting point pic.

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ethanwest
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Here is the result after 8 weeks of dieting.

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ethanwest
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Wheels

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johnman18
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Damn! Looks like you got pretty ripped! Mind sharing how you did it?

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ethanwest
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Thanks man. I cycled calories. High protein and high carbs on workout days. High protein, moderate fat, and lower carbs on rest days. Lots of vegetables, lean meats, potatoes, and some fruit for the most part. I trained three days per week.

Monday: Deadlift back assistance
Wednesday: Bench assistance
Friday: Squats leg assistance

The training was low volume and heavy weight in the 6-8 rep range for most exercises (except deadlifts which was 4-5). On the rest days I walked for 45 - 60 minutes.

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johnman18
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That's interesting... do you tend to stay lean year round?

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ethanwest
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johnman18 wrote:
That's interesting... do you tend to stay lean year round?


Not really, I am already back on the Texas Method working on strength again and eating tons of food. I don't really care about being lean to be honest, I just wanted to see what I looked like without a layer of fat covering the muscle.

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johnman18
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ethanwest wrote:
johnman18 wrote:
That's interesting... do you tend to stay lean year round?


Not really, I am already back on the Texas Method working on strength again and eating tons of food. I don't really care about being lean to be honest, I just wanted to see what I looked like without a layer of fat covering the muscle.


Oh okay, I got ya. Awesome job again man! I'm hoping to get close to that level of leaness when I start dieting in Feburary.

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ethanwest
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johnman18 wrote:
ethanwest wrote:
johnman18 wrote:
That's interesting... do you tend to stay lean year round?


Not really, I am already back on the Texas Method working on strength again and eating tons of food. I don't really care about being lean to be honest, I just wanted to see what I looked like without a layer of fat covering the muscle.


Oh okay, I got ya. Awesome job again man! I'm hoping to get close to that level of leaness when I start dieting in Feburary.


Thanks man! I'm gonna keep focusing on strength for the next 6 - 9 months or so and then maybe try a cut again after that.

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facko
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Fucking shredded bro!

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ryanbCXG
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So the starting was that you not lean? Because looks like you started out pretty lean and got shredded. Either way great job.

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Spidey22
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Hmmm.... this looks familiar. lol. LG disciple?

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Judas
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Lean as a motherfucka !!! nice work dude

what BF do you think you are ?

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sexyxe
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Starting point was pretty damn good! Nice finishing point too.

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ethanwest
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Judas wrote:
Lean as a motherfucka !!! nice work dude

what BF do you think you are ?


Thanks man. No clue what body fat I'm at, but I think it's less than 10%.

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bignate
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I think ur starting point was at 10% or less.... i dont know why you wanted to be more cut, but good job! Funny how skewed everyones perceptions of themselves and others is

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Spidermanon
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Shredded brah, you looking to clean bulk now?

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ethanwest
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Spidermanon wrote:
Shredded brah, you looking to clean bulk now?


I suppose so. I'm not terribly concerned about keeping the leanness. After this cut I learned how to do it and I know I can do it again if I want to. For now I just want to get my numbers up and put on a few pounds of muscle. I don't want to get fat as fuck, but I'm not gonna obsess about keeping the food clean.

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EyeDentist
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Spidey22 wrote:
Hmmm.... this looks familiar. lol. LG disciple?


Indeed.


(See 'Harrison,' about 1/5th down the page.)

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wigsa
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Nice work man.

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BigRedMachine87
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I thought the starting point was the 8 week cut before I read the text under the picture...

Awesome job. Now clean bulk about fifteen pounds and you'll be a monster.

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Phyzeekk
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3 days a week.. Hmm. Interesting.

How often did you do cardio and what kind of calories levels were youat before and during the cut??


Very well done btw

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ThirtySix
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You said you ate high protein and high carbohydrates on workout days, how would you rate the fat calories? Did you try to keep fat low or did you go for an even split between protein, carbs and fat?

Also great physique, man. How much do you squat for a set of 5? :)

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cutt
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Definitely cutt mang, great job. What are your stats, height and weight?

I am in Atlanta, GA btw!

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