cutting advice pls!
- 03-09-2009, 11:30 AM
cutting advice pls!
Ok so i only started properly going to the gym about 10 weeks ago, ive been stuffing my face with food and working out 6 times a week and have managed to go from 67kg to 75kg. I am looking more muscular but have put on a little fat on my stomach as well.
Anyway ive been reading up in these forums and elsewhere and hear that after some time spent bulking I need to go through a cutting phase. I have decided to do that in 2 weeks simply because I would have finished all the supplements ive been taking.
Anyway I need advice as to what exactly I should change during the cutting cycle in order to keep my muscle gains while losing my belly!
Ofc i need less calories but should i keep my protein intake high while carb intake low?
Also how should I change my workout at the gym.....should I still lift heavy 6-8 reps and just as often? Or should I ease back on the weights and increase reps ?
Should i continue to take creatine during this time or give it a break?
thx in advance
- 03-09-2009, 11:57 AM
look into carb cycling, or CKD diets.
keep protein high, and carbs moderate to low. higher reps lesser weight and HIIT cardio and youll be shredded in no time =)
- 03-09-2009, 12:24 PM
03-09-2009, 12:29 PM
03-09-2009, 12:33 PM
03-09-2009, 05:41 PM
anyone else any advice? should i stop the creatine while cutting?
Also i read while looking up CKD that while cutting "you must not fall into the myth of lighter weights with higher reps. You got your muscle by benching 240, and you have to bench 240 to keep that same muscle!" what do people think about this? Is it true?
03-09-2009, 09:25 PM
Personally, I'm on a cut right now and I'm getting stronger and still hitting most compound lifts in the 6-10 rep range. I agree with what you quoted, you gained that muscle by lifting heavy it would not make sense if you want to keep your strength gains to do an 8 week cycle of high rep/low weight work. I think you eat high protein, moderate carbs, no carbs after 6 PM unless you lift at night, and relatively low fat with some heavy duty cardio thrown in. If the cardio affects your ability to lift heavy I suppose that's one thing, but to intentionally lighten the weights would not make much sense to me.
03-09-2009, 09:29 PM
If you are really trying to get rid of some of the fat around the belly area, you may want to lay off the creatine for the cutting cycle. Alot of the creatine causes bloating and water retention which can lead you to look a bit less ripped than you really are in your mid-section. I cycle on and off creatine routinely and always want to be on it during a bulking phase. Sometimes I get off it on a cut and at times I've stayed on. If you haven't cycled off in awhile, I would cycle off for this cut you are presently undertaking and give your body a break from the creatine for awhile.
03-10-2009, 06:07 AM
03-10-2009, 06:43 AM
Cut cretaine like most of the guys said I will agree on higher reps more cardio. I am doing cardio in the AM on a fasted state. Also tryna get into ckd mode keeping proteins high and carbs very minamal with good healthy fats in the mix. I am on an ECA stack too which helps a ton in shredding up. I drink a lot of water to keep hydrated and I cut out a lot of refined **** that got me back here in the first place so diet is key I don't think any of these guys would disagree. Try eatting 5-6 times smaller portions to keep metabolism high. Ok back to my cardio hope this helps!
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