Cutting

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  1. uptownbill

    uptownbill OT Supporter

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    Besides doing HIIT/cardio early morning and eating extremely clean, do you guys alter your workouts for cutting?

    I'm about to start my first cut cycle after putting on ~20lbs of fat/muscle over winter/spring.

    Thanks bros.
     
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    Perkwunos Dog Bones OT Supporter

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    Some people reduce volume and raise intensity ie. lift heavier. I don't personally think it is necissary to change for most people trying to reach relatively not so complicated results.
     
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    heavy sets.

    goal is to hold onto as much mass as possible since you're in a caloric deficit.
     
  4. JeremyD

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    To be completely honest, I think I actually push myself harder in the gym. Most will say strength decreases, which is kind of inevitable. But I try to work with heavy weights still, and still keep the volume high. If you are conditioned enough, your body will try to hold on to as much muscle mass as it can. Hell, I think until I get down to 10%ish, I am actually gaining some LBM while leaning out.
     
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    i'll most likely just lift like I always have. The diet is my main concern. :noes:
     
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    it should be it is the most important part
     
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    circuit training :o
     
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    Actually don't agree with this. Personally, I tend to injure myself more when cutting calories and lifting max effort.
     
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    I change my diet.

    I haven't changed my workout and lifts at all.
     
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    moses OMGWTFBBQ

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    this is what i'm wondering also, not educated on this.
     
  11. JeremyD

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    I like Dante's view on dieting...


    Training the same way you put on the muscle is probably the best way for you to maintain it while dieting.
     
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