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  1. LocTite98

    LocTite98 Chillin'

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    Hey guys, well I have one question.
    Ive been lifting for a while, basically bulking all the time. Just eating a shit load and lifting heavy. I started to cut for the first time in a while, eating way less calories, lifting light and whatnot.

    Well, ive been thinking, I am on a 3 week holiday break, and I was wondering if I can just do like a 2-3 mile run in the morning and finish with bodyweight only exercises? Like pushups, pullups, squats, and whatnot. Probably 5 days out of the week. I dont think Ill be lifting any weights within this time. What do you guys think about this? I think this would be a great change for my muscles and should see alot of changes.
    Opinions?
     
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    The only muscle changes you'll see is that you won't be getting any stronger like you would if you just kept lifting hard
     
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    LocTite98 Chillin'

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    good point... im not really looking to get stronger. I peaked pretty well when I was lifting hard and playing sports. I just want to have a low BF like ive always wanted.
     
  4. jmezz

    jmezz layin in bed stretchin my pumped quads for hours

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    Wait you're starting to cut and you want to rely on bodyweight exercises to help you retain muscle?
     
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    jmezz layin in bed stretchin my pumped quads for hours

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    Terrible idea.
     
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    LocTite98 Chillin'

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    dang, thats what i thought. i just needed some input from people who know more than me. now i need to find a gym membership for 3 weeks'

    edit: one more thing. I am about 20% bf at about 215lbs at 5.10. All i need to do is lose this excess body fat. Should I still be lifting?
     
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    yes you need to continue lifting to retain muscle. lean your diet up, and continue to lift, but do not lift heavy weights because you will put yourself at risk for injury.

    if you are looking for supplements, BCAAs could help you retain muscle during the cut. you will hear alot of mixed reviews about CLA but alot of people use that to burn excess fat.
     
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    cool dude, thanks
     
  9. jmezz

    jmezz layin in bed stretchin my pumped quads for hours

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    Not sure where you read that but you should def continue to lift heavy.

    Whether you're lifting heavy for 5 reps or 10 reps, you should still be busting ass.

    Some will say you will retain more muscle if you lift heavy for lower reps but people here have cut fine and kept their routine lifting heavy at higher reps.
     
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    the lifting that built muscle will keep muscle
     
  11. Blade

    Blade Time to swolercize

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    :wtf: bust that ass man, go hard or go home
     
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    i did not mean to go and lift pussy weights.

    i was always under the impression that during a cut if you have a big carb deficiency you shouldn't be going for a personal best every week. i could be wrong though.
     
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    Blade Time to swolercize

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    IMHO a PR weekly is retarded cutting or not; bi-weekly or monthly seems ideal. gives you proper time to recover and train.
     
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    You probably won't be able to lift PR on a cut diet anyways, though you're free to try
     
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