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Stumbled upon this late, but, there's actually an indirect way of guesstimating that muscle is being catabolized. I'm probably going to show my age in this question, but, back in the "old" bodybuilding days, we would use Ketostix to check the urine for the presence of Ketones. Ketosis indicates a high level of ketones in the body. Ketones appear in the ...


One point I should mention is that the 'bulking & cutting' method to building muscle is actually quite an inefficient one. Not that it doesn't work, it does and has done for decades but it is far easier for the body for you to eat sensibly but not intensely strict for 12 months a year than it is to pig out for 6-8 months and then cut for 3-4 months. ...

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