cutting & maintaining strength vs. maintenance calories & increasing strength??

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    adrenalin112 New Member

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    which is easier?

    being in a caloric deficit & maintaining strength

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    being on maintenance calories & increasing strength

    :dunno:
     
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    i think the more fat you have and the less time you've been lifting the easier it is to be on maintainence calories and gain strength.
     
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    ceaze? christophers?
     
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    but it's a pointless question imo
     
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    This isn't really a simple yes or no question. It is going to vary from person to person. Personally I have no trouble maintaining strength while cutting, I just hate having the caloric deficit because I like food, so the former would be more difficult.
     
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    and i'm the same way.
    but i ask because im a hardgainer, & have never truly done any actual cutting.

    my cycles tend to be either bulk or maintain. while i do sincerely enjoy the strength gains & size gains i get from bulking my gut takes 99% of the fat gains & tends to get out of hand... and im only 168lbs @ 5'10" :noes:
     
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    basically, i feel like im the guy that is trying to catch 2 rabbits at once.

    -attempting to stay trim
    -increasing strength
    -acquiring muscle size gains

    then again, maybe im trying to catch 3 rabbits at once. :o
    i've been able to do all 3, but it's kinda been a slow road at times this past year.
     
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    should increase both scale and bar weight. why keep one constant?
     
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