Starting up a cutting phase, could use a little advice!

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    Starting up a cutting phase, could use a little advice!


    Hey guys and gals,

    Its been a while since I have posted, and its good to be back!

    I went on a pretty hard bulk/gain phase this winter. Put on a decent amount of size, went from 185 to 215 (Yes, there was a decent amount of fat gain). I have been cutting down my calories, upping the calories, etc and starting to see some decent results. I want to start hitting it harder with this warmer Colorado weather, so I was planning on hitting it a bit harder.

    So anyway, cutting to the chase, I am very susceptible to muscle loss while cutting down my calories. So I was wondering what you guys and gals could recommend to me to try to keep most of my mass. Don't worry I have been here before I'm not having unrealistic expectations, I know that I will end up losing some mass, I'm fine with that, but I would love to keep as much size as possible. I've heard good things of glutamine during a cut. Or shouldl I keep on the creatine as well?

    Any thoughts would be much appreciated!
    Thanks everyone.

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    HICA has some promising potential for helping to preserve lean body mass. And of course, resistance training. Limit cardio and keep calories higher to maintenance.

    Best of luck
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    Damn, thanks for the fast reply! I'll check that out!
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    Main thing is bro, is to 1. Keep lifting heavy
    2. Dont cut calories to fast
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    NAttyForLife, I dig that name bro! But yeah, suprisingly I haven't lost any strength yet, so I'll keep up the heavy lifting for sure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BossRoss182 View Post
    NAttyForLife, I dig that name bro! But yeah, suprisingly I haven't lost any strength yet, so I'll keep up the heavy lifting for sure.
    No problem bro. When coming off a bulk usually most people can lose significant fat just going back to maintenance.
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    That is a good point, so maybe not actually be in a deficit huh? Right on, thanks for the tips man.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BossRoss182 View Post
    That is a good point, so maybe not actually be in a deficit huh? Right on, thanks for the tips man.
    Maintenance you could probably lose fat for a couple of weeks then drop cals by 100-200.
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    Forskolin and recompadrol helped me shed a lot if fat without losing much weight. I added fat burners as wel but you could do without them at least in the early stages
    It's BULKING season: http://anabolicminds.com/forum/workout-logs/254139-swol-boones-quest.html
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    The higher you can keep cals while dropping fat the better off you are.... before lowering cals try increasing expidenture
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