A question regarding my former, and perhaps future self
I'm an ecto (I've said this too much I fear). However, I'm not the "stereotypical" ecto who has a ludicrously small ammount of body-fat. I've lifted weights off and on for three years, but only started lifting "seriously" last june. At the time I started, I weighed in at about 125 to 128 pounds at 5'7 (perhaps I'm 5'6). I had roughly 11% bodyfat, looked fairly lean, but by no means 'cut'. Currently (depending on time of day) I weigh between 141 and 144 pounds - a significant improvement due most likely, dare I say "unfortunately", to creatine, which I see as "false" weight.
My simple concern is, that when I decide to cut - i.e. I get so fed up with my bodies refusal to add muscle I simply decide to shred myself as much as possible - how much weight (currently about 13% bf) will I be looking at dropping to get the proper "cut" look, with abs and all?
I mention this as a concern because at 125 pounds, I still had 11% body fat, and I don't want to drop to some ridiculously light weight (which would no doubt be unhealthy) in order to get that shredded look. Even at 125 pounds, I had to "contract" my abdominal muslce to have any semblance of a six-pack - in fact, I still have to. I don't mean suck in my gut of course - I've never had one. But the fat below the navel/belly-button level, which I hear is the last to go, never seemed to go away.
I never did HIIT back then, or ate as sparkling-clean as I do now, though I didn't eat badly, and did do morning cardio. I'm just worried that when I do cut that I'll need to lose an obscene ammount of weight to "look" right, which will blast any gains I have made (few as they are) straight to hell
Any comments/ideas? Thanks