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3/14 Deit 1820 cals C/P/F 127/165/61

Felt great all day and forgot to eat my last meal. Not a huge deal during the cut other than missing my protein goal.

PWO Shake
Meal #1- Chicken Thigh/Rice/Squash
Shake #2
 

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3/15 Leg Workout

Knee is feeling a hell of alot better for no known reasons. I'm hoping this is the turn for knee problems but I can imagine this plaguing me in the future.

5 min Warmup Treadmill 3mph @ 3%
Leg Press 4x12 2/3/4 pps
Super Set:
Lying Leg Curls: 4x10 Varied Weight
Seated Calf Raise: 4x10 Varied Weight
Hack Squat: 4x10 1/1.25/2/1.25 pps
Stiff-Legged Deads: 4x10 95/145/145/125
Back Squats: 4x6-10 185/225/255/275->185
Super Set:
Leg Extensions & Leg Curls 3x12-15

15 min Stair Stepper @ 7+
15 min Treadmill Walking 3.4+mph @ 4.5%
 

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3/15 Diet 1730 cals C/F/P 121/42/207

Last two days I've been missing my last meal and haven't really been starving for it. I might start cycling overall calories with normal days around 2400 and 2 days of the week less than 2000. I'm going to listen to my body and try to really fine tune my maintenance calories and the least amount of calories to be satiated.

Main Meal was Beef/Rice/Spinach
 

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3/16 Shoulder/Tri

Workout felt great and I was super motivated. Already seeing changes in my body one week into this diet and loving it.

10min Treadmill Warmup 3mph @ 3%
Military DB Press: 5x6-8 75/85/85/75/75
DB Lateral Raise: 5x12-15 15/20/25/30/20
Super Set:
Hammer Strength Military Press: 4x10 70/95/95/75
High Pull/Upright Row: 4x10 70/80/80/70
EZ Curl Cable Extensions: 3x 15-20 Varied Weight
Reverse Chest Fly Machine: 3x10 Varied Weight

15 min Treadmill Walk 3.4+mph @ 4.5%
 

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3/16 Diet 2240 cals C/F/P 99/116/200

3/17 Diet 2077 cals C/F/P 210/58/182

Diets been solid. Been cycling carbs but really just eating whatever I want as long as proteins stay around 200g and cals are under 2400. Haven't had a "cheat meal" since starting the cut, but have had a cookie here and there. Currently tracking everything that enters my mouth. I'll be weighing myself tomorrow and posting some progress pics. Feeling really healthy and STRONG AF in the gym. Been pushing the weights hard and feeling really aggressive.

3/17 Back/Bi Workout

Hammer Strength Iso-Lat Pulldown 5x10-15 70/95/115/115/95 each side
Seated Cable Row 5x10-12 110/140/180/205/140
Cable Lat Pulldown 4x 12-15 110/140/180/140
Single Arm DB Bent Row 4x10-12 45/55/60/50
Superset the Following
Cable Face Pulls 4x12-15 varied weights
Iso-In-front curls 3x8-12 25/30/30
Arnold Curls 3x10-12
Rear Delt Machine Fly 2x12-15

6/18 Diet 1800 cals C/F/P 127/49/173

Diet consisted of Beef/Rice/Squash and protein shake x2

6/18 Rest Day but ended up doing late night cardio

20 min Stair Master @ 7+
20 min Treadmill Walking 3.4+mph @ 4.5%

Ordered Labs for next week. These will be my first labs to try to establish a baseline. I'm getting the blood drawn Thursday and will post the results when they come in. Thanks to @RAINier for the solid sticky Cheap BLOODWORK - How to get it without Insurance
 

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I'm going to be smart and run a 12 week, only Test cycle, starting from 200mg's/wk increasing to 400mg's/wk at the peak and then a standard pct after 12wks. I plan on taking bloods in the next week or 2 to figure out a baseline. Best plan would be to run bloods twice before cycle and then one at 4wk's after initial pin and then again at 8wk's.
200mg is a waste. It’s a long ester just use 400-500 all the way through
 

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200mg is a waste. It’s a long ester just use 400-500 all the way through

^ This. 200 is just enough to make sure you shut yourself down. Run a standard 500 beginner cycle.
Thanks for the input and I'll definitely be switching my cycle to 500 straight through. My rationale behind the 200 and titrating up slowly was to gauge for sides. I figured since this is a longer ester, if there are bad sides, there would be less product that my body has to eliminate. Maybe my rationales are more suited for more exotic compounds such as tren or halo.
 

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Stepped on the scale today at 227lbs. Down 8lbs so far on the cut and feeling good. I can already notice some thinning around the belly and have considerably better digestive function since cleaning up my diet.
 

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Thanks for the input and I'll definitely be switching my cycle to 500 straight through. My rationale behind the 200 and titrating up slowly was to gauge for sides. I figured since this is a longer ester, if there are bad sides, there would be less product that my body has to eliminate. Maybe my rationales are more suited for more exotic compounds such as tren or halo.

Increasing test won't really give you too much as far as "bad" sides. Make sure you have an AI on hand if you need it. You might get a little acne, but even that is usually pretty mild. Gyno should be your only real worry with a test only cycle.
 

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6/19 Diet 3255 cals C/F/P 282/126/253

Since the diet has been going well I decided to do a refeed before leg day.

6/19 Chest/Tri Workout

Overall good workout, triceps popping and my BF reduction is really showing some cuts.

Incline Bench pyramid up 135->205->135 4x8-10
Incline DB Bench 65/80/90/95 4x8-10
Decline Hammer Strength 1.5/2/2.5 pps 3x10
Superset the following:
Tricep Straight Bar Extension 3x12-15
Cable Chest Fly 3x12-15
Machine Fly 3x10-12

6/20 Diet 2320 cals C/F/P 197/61/246

Diet was back to normal and tried out chicken hearts for the first time. Dark meat is my thing, even though I know it contains more fat, and with prices so inflated I desided to try these bad boys out.

6/20 Leg Workout

Knee feeling considerably better and was able to lift heavier on hack squats and leg sled.

Leg Sled Warmup to 4 pps 4x10
Hack Squat 1/1.5/2/2.5 pps 4x10
Super Set the 3 following:
Seated Calves 3x10-15
Stiff-Legged Deads 3x10-12
Goblet Squats 3x8-12
BB Back Squats 4x10 185/225/255/275
Leg Extensions 3x10-15
Leg Curls 3x10-15

6/21 Back/Bi Workout

Lifting heavier and heavier each workout. Biceps really coming along.

Normal Back Workout
 

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Chicken Hearts
 

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6/21 Diet 2200 cals C/P/F 137/71/254

Rice/Chicken Hearts + Breast/Ground beef/Greek Yogurt

6/22 Shoulders/Arms Workout

Heavy Military Presses and Lateral Raises dominated the workout. Feeling great and lifting heavier than ever.

6/22 Diet 2350 cals C/P/F 177/77/230

Chicken Breast/ Rice/ Beef Quesadilla

6/23 Cardio/Abs/Rest Day

20 min treadmill 3.4+mph @ 4.5%
20 min Stairs @ 7+
20 min Treadmill 3.4+mph @ 4.5%
Standard Ab routine

6/23 Diet 1650 cals C/P/F 108/45/212

Ground Beef/Broccoli/ Greek Yogurt

6/24 Chest Workout

Incline DB Bench 4x8-10 80 -> 100 -> 80
Hammer Strength 4x8-10 varied weights
Tricep Cables/Skull cruchers
machine/cable flys
 

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Have been really busy the past few days and starting to slack on the log. The log has kept me consistent so far, so I will try to get back to logging everyday. Got my blood draw today to see my pre-cycle/natural levels and it was smooth as butter. In and out in 20 mins. I'll post the results when they come in.
 

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They weren't bad. Just gotta make sure you don't overcook em! The kabob style really helped ensure consistency.
 

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I'm a dark meat kind of guy anyways. Prefer thighs>breast :boobs:
 

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Been a while since my last update but I have not fallen off the wagon! Not just yet at least haha

I was sick as a dog for almost 2 weeks and couldn't eat a thing. Worst sore throat I've ever had. Felt like razor blades when I would take a sip of water, think I got a case of whatever MonsterMakers got 🤣🤣. It was trash. I even logged some of my days calorie intake and it was well under 1000 day. This wasn't the way I wanted my cut to go but I guess it could have been worse. Weighed myself today and I'm sub 220 which means I'm down 15lbs on the cut so far. I think my new goal is to hit 210 by May. Should be achievable and would be a great base for the summer. I've been able to work out consistently and haven't slowed down my cardio. I'll post progress pics tomorrow. The cuts are definitely coming in big time on my shoulders.
 

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alright noodle lets smash some fuckin weights brother. Im rooting for you mano
 

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Current progress pics. Weighed in at 220 on the dot. Eating nothing but rice/beef/chicken alternating meats per prep i.e. I'll prep 2-3 meals of steak than 2-3 meals of chicken.
 

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4/13 Diet 2030 cals C/F/P 129/60/246

4/13 Leg Workout

Plate Loaded Squat Machine 4x8-12
Hack Squat 4x8-12
Stiff-Legged Deads 4x8-12
Seated Calves 4x15+
Back Squats 5x 10/6/4/3->8
Body Weight Walking Lunges
Lying Leg Curl/Seated Leg Extension 2x15 burnout

Stairs 15 min @ 7+
Treadmill Walking 15mins @ 3mph/4.5%
 

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Blood work came about a week ago and everything is pretty much in check with the exception of LDL's and BUN. Will be monitoring and switching from red meat sources-> chicken/fish and also taking in more omega-3's/switching from butter to olive oil. Although these markers are out of range they aren't extremely out of spec. Test is at 470 and I must have not gotten a FREE TEST, but I don't know how important that is since im not on any PED's. Estradiol was at 28 as well.
 

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Update pics. Diets going fairly well. Having a hard time saying no to day drinking especially on these nice summer days were having. Other than the occasional cheat days I'm losing weight consistently and progressing towards my 15% BF goal. I would guess that I'm close to 20% now. Down 6-7% since the beginning of this cut. Haven't stepped on a scale in a bit but I'll definitely post an update when I get it.
 

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Current weight 220lbs mid day so I'm guessing early morning weight is 216-217ish.
Down around 20lbs since start of cut.

Currently working out 5-6 days/week with multiple spin cycle days with the GF

Knee problems have all but disappeared, I mainly contribute this to switching my back squats on leg days to the end of the workout vs the start.

Have been adding on weight every single session and looking/feeling leaner.

Arms are finally coming around and starting to feel ready for my first cycle.
 

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