You have no idea how lean you can be. 

Don’t get me wrong. If you’re 40 to 50 pounds overweight, dropping 20 will improve your mood, energy, bloodwork and overall health. But what if we’re talking about the physique you’ve been chasing for months or even years?

It’s nearly impossible to know just how far you have to go with your diet and training to achieve that look if you’ve never been there before. And the cold, hard truth is your progress is almost certainly going to take longer than you want and move more slowly than you think it should. 

Just as it’s difficult to predict where the stock market will end this year, it’s not easy to forecast your weight at the end of your cut. If you’re a plump, juicy and well-fed 235...

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