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Week 16 of my 2010 cut: Sunday progress report. Just one more week of cutting!

Sunday, April 25, 2010 by  
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April
25
2010

Week #16 of my 2010 cut is in the books! This past week I lowered my daily caloric intake, had some great weight training workouts and I upped the intensity of my HIIT cardio sessions. Let’s take a look at the numbers and see how I did…

My scale weight this morning is 180.6 pounds. That means over the past week I’ve lost 4 pounds – wow! You may recall that the week prior to this one I lost no scale weight. I suspect that I was holding some water last Sunday, and that’s the reason for this week’s unusually large drop in scale weight. This morning I feel very “dry”, so that makes sense. Anyway, my total scale weight losses since the start of my cut now stand at 25.8 pounds.

My body fat reading this morning is 7.8% (as measured by the Fat Track PRO Digital Body Fat Calipers). That’s a 1.1% drop from last week’s reading of 8.9%, and a 7.7% drop from my 2010 cut starting body fat percentage of 15.5%.

As I’ve mentioned the past couple of Sundays, I believe the caliper readings I’ve been getting are around 1% lower than my actual body fat percentage. This is why I decided to cut to 7% (on the caliper) instead of 8% (my original goal). This morning we took two readings: the first was 7.9%, the second was 7.5%. I decided to go with the higher of the two readings, and I believe my actual body fat is around 8.9%.

So, according to this week’s body fat test, over the past week I’ve lost 2.34 pounds of fat and 1.66 pounds of lean mass.

My total losses since the start of my cut now stand at 17.9 pounds of fat, and 7.9 pounds of lean mass.

My tape measurements (as measured by the MyoTape) show that over the past week I’ve lost a quarter-inch from my waist, a quarter-inch from my hips and a quarter-inch from my thighs. All other measurements remained the same. My 2010 cut total measurement changes are as follows: 4.25 inches off my waist, 3.25 inches from my hips, 2.5 inches from my thighs, 1 inch from my chest, .25 inches from my calves and .25 inches from my arms.

Looking back at my measurements from July 1, 2007 (when I hit 6% body fat), my waist measurement was at an all-time adult low of 30.25″, and my hips were 37″. My current waist measurement is just slightly higher at 30.75″, and my hips are just a quarter inch higher at 37.25″. Comparing these stats makes me pretty confident that I’m very close to my goal.

Hitting precisely 7.0% on the caliper is not something I’m going to obsess about. I’ve decided that this coming week will be the final week of my 2010 cut. By next Sunday I’m going to be right around 7% on the caliper and – most importantly – I’m very happy with how I look, how my clothes fit and how I feel. I am very proud of myself for sticking to my plan 100%. 17 weeks without a single cheat meal is the second longest stretch of my fitness “career”, and I’m proud of that accomplishment. It was not easy. There were times the cravings were so intense I though I was going to go crazy. That’s all behind me now, and it was worth it!

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Thanks and have a brilliant weekend!

Daniel Clough & Chris Mason

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