Strength Loss During Cutting

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    Strength Loss During Cutting


    Can someone guide me as to what is a good sup to take for strength during cutting? I have lost a few lbs on my power lifts and it is getting very frustrating.

    I am using creatine (CEE), BCAA, and some arginine but am still feeling the loss of strength. It seems that for every lbs of weight I lose... I lose it on my flat bench.

    2 weeks ago I could bench 330... last night I struggled to get 325...

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    How have your calories changed and how are you dosing the BCAAs?
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    Quote Originally Posted by dsade View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rodja View Post
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    my cals are currently around 2000 per day and based on my calcs I am about 800 cals off where I should be... I guess that is the culprit....

    Any idea how badly will this effect strength?

    I will increase my cals and investigate PLCAR.
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    800 kcals is a big drop. Your glycogen is depleted which is leading to the strength loss.
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    I actually increased them by a couple hundred a day from the previous week and my lifts last night were still terrible. Worse then the week before I increased them...

    Just very frustrating trying to get the diet dialed in....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rodja View Post
    800 kcals is a big drop. Your glycogen is depleted which is leading to the strength loss.
    Rodja bro, what would be good calorie deficit below one's BMR, for maintaining strength while loosing fat while on anabolics, like MOHN or Epi? Like 500 cals?

    Let's say my BMR is 2,700

    Then 2,100 would be a good idea to cut with and keep strength?

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    How much protein are you taking in??

    It is key to make sure you keep your protein intake high, especially when losing weight. Make sure you are still taking in 1-1.5 grams per lb bodyweight or close to it. Repartition calories to get the protein, it should help with strength and overall weight loss.
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    I found that I preserved strength better on a 40p/40c/20f ballpark diet versus a low carb diet. Also agree that your energy deficit is on the aggressive side. IMO try a 400-500 deficit and see how that works.
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