Bulk or cut?

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  1. qwop

    qwop underground pirate OT Supporter

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    I've got a female friend (sorry, no nudes ;) ) who has lost a fair bit of weight - she's gone from around 185 lbs to 135 lbs. She's done it all via diet - at first she went to 1500 cals, then 1250 and now she's on about 1100.

    She's started going to the gym but she actually wants to put on muscle - not "tone" or whatever - but to have visible muscles. Not massive Arnie style ones but a decent figure, I guess.

    She's asked me whether she should bulk or cut and I'm not quite sure what to tell her to do calorie wise. She's not going to build muscles if she doesn't lift her calories from 1100, is she?

    I think she's just scared because she's gone from a 36" waist to a 28" and she doesn't want to pack it all back on. But lifting calories and doing a christopher's style routine isn't going to do that..?

    Just thought I'd check in with some of the experts here instead of leading her down the wrong path...!

    Thanks in advance.
     
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    brettD New Member

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    maintain :wiggle:
     
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    DatacomGuy is moving to Canada

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    Noob gains.. maintain.
     
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    siniquezu New Member

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    I stopped reading right there
     
  5. JustBlazin

    JustBlazin Ironic Punishment

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    look on the file server under the links section. there's a link to a pretty comprehensive site for working out for women
     
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    imo maintain if shes not looking to lift big ass weight.
     
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    jmezz layin in bed stretchin my pumped quads for hours

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    gubment cheese New Member

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    since she's lost all that weight solely thru dieting, she will probably gain quite a bit of weight as her LBM increases from lifting. If she keeps her diet clean and increases cals, then she will keep fat gain at a minimum. She shouldn't worry so much about the slight fat gain, since once she has a solid foundation of muscle, it will be that much easier to cut again.
     
  9. qwop

    qwop underground pirate OT Supporter

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    Thanks guys; appreciated.
     
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