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Thumbs down When people say stuff like that it makes me wanna say "screw it"....

My occasional workout partner at the gym said that I look a little smaller! WTFreak?! I hate that!

I'm trying to to the low carb thing so cut up but, man I do not want to lose muscle. I guess there's nothing I can do about it.

I would like to be ripped but, I think I like having size and strength more.

Question: Should I just go ahead and diet down for the next month and then do the bulk up thing after I get to the level of muscle tone I want? Or just get swollen over the winter and use the spring to cut up?

How do you motivate yourself to get cut when in the process you get smaller and weaker?

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Re: When people say stuff like that it makes me wanna say "screw it"....

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My occasional workout partner at the gym said that I look a little smaller! WTFreak?! I hate that!

I'm trying to to the low carb thing so cut up but, man I do not want to lose muscle. I guess there's nothing I can do about it.

I would like to be ripped but, I think I like having size and strength more.

Question: Should I just go ahead and diet down for the next month and then do the bulk up thing after I get to the level of muscle tone I want? Or just get swollen over the winter and use the spring to cut up?

How do you motivate yourself to get cut when in the process you get smaller and weaker?
I'm right there with you J.C., getting weaker definitely is not any fun, but to get rid of the bodyfat in any kind of expeditious manner it is a necessary evil. I have found the key to preserving mass is being right down the middle of both the "getting ripped" and "getting huge" phases. Trying to do one or the other quickly usually comes at the expense of the other because of the quicker time table, but if you take your time, keep your diet strict, and keep your workouts intense, you can lose bodyfat without sacrificing lean mass. My current diet seems to be an example of "doing it right" as compared to attempts in the past. When dieting in the past I'd up the cardio to an hour or two a day, cut carbs, and watch my calories. It was great in the fact that progress was quick, I'd manage to lose 15-20 pounds in a month, but I'd then I'd be depleted and super weak. In an effort to get the size and strength back, I always managed to put about 90% of the body fat back on. Recently I decided to just cool my heals, keep the protien up, cardio moderate, and take my time with the fat-loss. The net effect has been a super-slow decline in bodyfat (about 8 or 9 pounds in 7 weeks), but my size and strength haven't suffered one iota. You can have the size and strength you are looking for, and the nice abs too, just don't expect it all to happen over night.

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Funny you should say that...

I prefer to lose that fat, and then bulk up...

I can see results a lot faster this way, and when I see results, I stick to my diet/workout a lot better just because I know it's working.

If I was a fat ass, but could bench 500lbs, I'd still be a fat ass...

I would much rather look good, and lift a reasonable amount (I can still rep 285)...

Just my opinion though, it goes both ways! I know some people have trouble bulking up, and others have trouble losing weight.

I can bulk overnight it seems, but it is a PITA for me to cut up...

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Funny you should say that...
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LOL

well, I dont know you on a first name basis...

And, This isn't jeopardy (sp?) so I didn't want to start the message off with a question (Got Boost?), hehe

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Im not trying to be funny or hate on you JC, but when I saw you yesterday I thought you looked a bit more defined. Small is not a good word...lean is a far better word for the way you look.
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Im not trying to be funny or hate on you JC, but when I saw you yesterday I thought you looked a bit more defined. Small is not a good word...lean is a far better word for the way you look.
Thanks but, what really matters is if Joseph thought I was cute or not. Could you ask him? LOL!


j/k- Thanks. I guess I'll keep it up!

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hey shawnQ... dont be hating on use fat asses!!!
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On the flip side though, it's good motivation to hear that you're getting bigger and looking better.
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hey shawnQ... dont be hating on use fat asses!!!
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My name is Aaron, and I am a fat ass."

Heh. Yeah J.C., it was my first trime to meet you on Sunday so I really don't know where you were at before, but you've got plenty of size. If you'll just take your time with the fat-loss, I think you'll be more than pleased with the outcome.

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Thanks but, what really matters is if Joseph thought I was cute or not. Could you ask him? LOL!


j/k- Thanks. I guess I'll keep it up!
He only has eyes for Duff. You should know that by now.

JC dont be so hard on yourself. I think you're going in the right direction and you looked quite dashing. Yo should be locking you up.
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"quite dashing"


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I think you're going in the right direction and you looked quite dashing.
Girls make a mad dash the other way?


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You knuckleheads don't be making fun of my expressive compliments! Engrish is my second language.

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