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Which gives better results: bulk and cut, or slow and steady?

In this video, Greg Doucette explains that bulking then cutting is a waste of time because even though muscle is built faster in a surplus, all the extra muscle is lost when cutting. But in the same ...
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Does losing 6kg weight and 2.5kg body fat mean you've lost 3.5kg of muscle?

I've recently dropped from 85kg 16.5% body fat to 79kg and 14.5% body fat. Does that mean that I had: 14kg of body fat (16.5% of 85) And now I have: 11.5kg of body fat (14.5% of 79) Meaning that ...
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Will taking casein protein before bed negatively or positively affect you during a cutting phase

A lot of fat loss or cutting routines may mention no bedtime snacking.. but there is a lot of positive research regarding casein at night, helping blood sugar and preserving muscle mass. Most articles ...
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How to incorporate progressive overload into my “plateauing” situation

So I have been going to the gym for a decent while now (a couple of years) and have always noticed a problem that I may not have addressed ever and I might be going at the wrong way. I am aware that ...
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Is weightlifting without cardio sufficient for for cutting body fat down to 10% or lower

I am currently cutting body fat. I am on a calorie deficit cutting my carbs down to .75 to 1 gram per lb of my bodyweight. I am taking 200 g of protein (I am 200 pounds). I have a baby at the house so ...
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How would drinking carb blend after workout affect my weight lose program?

I have passed my bulking phase and have got a bit of muscle gain during that. From the beginning of this month, I starting the cutting phase with low calorie intake (about 1500 Cals a day - weight 5 ...
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EATING DISORDER ALERT: Should I keep cutting or increase calories and allow more food freedom as a maintenance goal? [closed]

I'm 24, pretty active female (workout 6x a week and cardio 4x a week... spinning, power jump class and stair machine) and I'm 12,5% body fat by the caliper (5,2ft, 119lb... total 15lb of it being body ...
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Diet Plan- Eating Time Matters?

I got a shredding diet plan from a professional, and he advises that i should Eat every 2-3 hours, Does it really matter what time i eat as long as I eat what i am suppose to?
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Should a recreational fitness user with moderate goals go through bulk/cut phases?

I'm a recreational fitness user. I'm 27, 5'11" tall and weigh 173 lbs. I'm probably around 15-17% body fat now. I'd like to cut it down to about 10%, although I'm a bit unsure of what that would look ...
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How long would cutting phase last

I've been working out for about two years and I am planning to go on my second cut next year. I'm currently on a bulk weighing 154 pounds standing 5"10.(11%BFP currently) (137pounds, 7%BFP on my last ...
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Diet for increasing cardiovascular fitness

I have recently bulked up to prepare for the upcoming rugby season. I put on roughly 9 kilos. However, I need to get fit again and have decided to do some runs and sprint training. Having just started ...
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What are the pros and cons of slow cuts versus fast cuts?

My Background I completed a 4 month long clean bulk a couple of weeks ago. Over those 4 months I put on 10lbs and my lifts went up significantly. I followed a keto-paleo diet (unconventional for ...
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No longer an absolute beginner, unsure of diet

I follow reddit's bodyweight fitness and have been doing it on and off for a few years. However, it was only this year that I have been seriously doing it with only a couple months of break this ...
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What are the differences between a “Cutting Workout” and a “Bulking Workout”?

Using the JFit categories here. The workouts fit into Bulking, Cutting, General, Sport. I understand that progression on a cut will be limited and you should assume that both the cut or bulk are clean ...
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Stronglifts 5x5: Start in deficit and move to surplus when reaching 5RM on lifts

I have 2.5 years experience, have been cutting since January 1th, and I think I'm done cutting after April. This will be my longest and by far the best cut so far, I've counted calories with MFP, been ...
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I really just want to cut and lose weight, while lifting, what should my expectations be?

So I have to drop a little bit of some back story and a stat or two to give some context. I'm a small-ish dude, 5'8, nothing special, and weighed 180lb when I really tried to jump start my "fitness ...
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Workout plans for cutting

Background The past 6 months, I've been on a bulking phase, where I've been able to gain about 9kg (from 78kg to 87kg), a mix of muscle and fat. The past 6 weeks, I've been doing a benchpress ...
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As in winter we naturally increase our calorie burn, is this the best season for weight loss?

Considering that we don't have any other social deadline and a period of one year, and as in winter we naturally increase our calorie burn to keep our body functions, are the colder seasons the best ...
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Is this a plausible cutting/bulking proposal?

Considering that losing fat without some muscle mass loss is highly unlikely and gaining muscle mass without gaining any fat quantity is also unlikely, all we have to do is trying to optimize our ...
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Identifying filling foods for cutting / fat loss

I'm looking into reducing calorie intake for cutting while maintaining the feeling of satiety. How can one identify foods that are filling? NutritionData.Self.com has a useful "Fullness factor", but ...
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Gaining strength at constant body weight vs bulking up followed by losing weight

Calorie intake restriction while trying to gain strength seems not to be easy, and I have experienced with my own eyes an improvement from one workout to another, by simply eating more than usual in ...
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What to do after a successful 6 month hard strength training program?

I'm about to finish a very successful 6 month strength training (5x5 variation) run. I went from 200 to 225 pounds with a moderate fat increase 10% to 13%. I'm about to hit 300 in Squat and already at ...
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How does a 5x5 program work on a cut?

It seems to be the consensus that on a cut you should not change your training program and continue to lift heavy. Although it is also commonly stated that the body cannot gain muscle and loose fat at ...
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Stronglifts 5x5 while on a caloric deficit?

I've been training on and off for the past two years, but only consistently for the past 9 months and currently I'm 185lbs (6'2"). However I wasn't following a specific program and I was only using a ...
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Carb cycling while maintaining strength on the bar

I'm looking to lose some of the belly fat that I'd accumulated while doing Starting Strength (SS) for the last 6-7 months. At the same time, I don't want to lose the strength that I've on the bar. ...
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What is the optimum training intensity to prevent atrophy when on a caloric deficit?

I know that when I'm on a caloric surplus, I stimulate hypertrophy best if my training intensity lies somewhere between 6-12RM. Now let's say I'm on a caloric deficit. What intensity is optimal for ...
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Cutting phase: indicators for muscle loss

I want to cut for a while and lower my fat percentage. As everybody I want to maximize fat loss and minimize muscle loss. Are there any warning indicators that my body is burning muscles instead of ...
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What can I do to make my abs look their best in a very short timeframe?

This is somewhat theoretical, but I find the situation comes up often enough. I'm in good shape, good athletic build, etc. I have decent definition in my abs (you can see the makings of a 6-pack or ...
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Back to the gym: should I bulk or cut first?

I used to lift weights at the gym some years ago and my intention is to get back in shape this month. I'm still in reasonable shape, around 18-20% body fat. I'd like to maximize my gains/losses as ...