Can't get as lean without doing UD 2.0
I simply can't seem to get lean without doing UD 2.0 and I have no idea why.
Whenever I diet on higher carb, low volume workouts around 2,000 cal a day I seem to just get flabbier.
Even if I cut carbs absurdly low and eat around 1,500 my weight drops but I never look any better after months of dieting.
I'm thinking maybe depletion itself + low carb makes you look a lot leaner around the carb up even if your bodyfat is the same as regular dieting. Or in other words, you'll never look/feel as lean without depletion / low carbs.
Half-way measures don't get very far. You can only do one thing well at a time. Trying to gain muscle while losing fat will result in failure.
Get to 10% bodyfat first while lifting weights heavy 3x a week with reduced volume. Two weeks maintenance. Bulk up slowly (1 lb weight gain per week max), focus on getting stronger, measure body composition changes often.