Strength and muscle loss during a cut?

  1. Strength and muscle loss during a cut?


    So if you maintaining your strength that means your keeping muscle is this correct, is it as simple as that?

    Thanks.


  2. Without getting your bodyfat tested via DEXA scans, yes, this is the best way to determine that you aren't losing muscle. You may still be, but its likely minimal.

  3. Eh, it depends how you alter your training. I've had cuts where I intentionally lost muscle, but still gained strength. It's all in how you change your training.
    M.Ed. Ex Phys

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  4. Thanks weared.

    Rodja - i intend to train the same, train hard and heavy 6-12 reps.

  5. Quote Originally Posted by Icemansoldier View Post
    Thanks weared.

    Rodja - i intend to train the same, train hard and heavy 6-12 reps.
    At the time, I wsa moving down a weight class and used less overall volume, but still managed to increase my strength on key lifts (mainly dips, BB rows, and SLDL).
    M.Ed. Ex Phys


  6. Quote Originally Posted by Rodja View Post
    At the time, I wsa moving down a weight class and used less overall volume, but still managed to increase my strength on key lifts (mainly dips, BB rows, and SLDL).
    What will dropping the volume mean, why not keep it the same?

  7. Quote Originally Posted by Icemansoldier View Post
    What will dropping the volume mean, why not keep it the same?
    Less taxing on the CNS.
    M.Ed. Ex Phys


  8. Quote Originally Posted by Rodja View Post
    Less taxing on the CNS.
    But how will that help with fat loss, sure if i do the same volume ill be burning more calories than if i drop some volume.

  9. I also cut kcals and drastically increased my other training (sparring, grappling, running, etc.). Losing weight (fat and/or muscle) is determined by overall energy balance and not by one specific factor.
    M.Ed. Ex Phys

  

  
 

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