So i am at my ideal weight....

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  1. damaja

    damaja New Member

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    now here comes the hard part....

    i am 181lbs right now and i want to stay around that area (ideally, i want to be 180lbs with +/- of 3lbs) but now i gotta turn all that fat to muscle.

    i did the bill starr/christophers routine for about 6 months before getting a soccer injury that wiped me out for practically the whole summer, but i gained 15 lbs without being on any type of bulking diet.

    so now i am back to 181 and need a routine that will just let me stay at this weight and build muscle.

    anyone ever have this type of situation before?
     
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    injuries suck but i would get back on that routine (if it was working for you) and keep liftin!
     
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    Well... you're pretty much asking to still lose fat and build muscle and its not likely they'll happen at the same rate. Likely you'll have to lose alot of weight first and then gradually get back up to your ideal weight.
     
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    Gaining any type of mass (fat or muscle) takes more calories than your maintainence, and thus you need less calories than maintainence to loose mass (fat or muscle)

    Cut first, then gain muscle later.
     
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    Agreed.. Which is what I'm doing.

    You have to pick one or the other, but not both at the same time. Cut down to a lean enough spot you feel comfortable with, then eat at maint for a week or two and gradually start up'ing the cals.

    Keep lift ing heavy.
     
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