Can't seem to break the single-digit bodyfat goal

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  1. Savage

    Savage New Member

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    Hey guys. I've been working out heavily for about 15 months now, and after bulking seriously for 6 months, I've been cutting for about 3. My problem is that I just seem to be hovering around 11-12% bodyfat, and I can't seem to go any lower. I'm currently 6'3, 205, and I've been stuck here for a while now.

    I've noticed that I'm still increasing on my lifting, when I should be losing some muscle while cutting, correct? Am I lifting too much and then eating too much in return? If so, how should I combat this? By knocking some weight off of my lifting and just maintaining?

    And input is appreciated! :)
     
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    shastaisforwinners OT Supporter

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    try eating at maintenance for a couple weeks, then start dieting again
    you can gain strength while dieting due to neurological adaptations.
     
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    and you generally want to do heavy weight, low rep training when dieting. How hard you're dieting (and whether you're low-carbing) will dictate volume.
     
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    That sounds like a good idea. I've just been so tempted to keep adding plates that it's hard to stop. I'll set some limits and stick to them for a couple weeks. Maybe til June or so.
     
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