03-04-2007, 04:33 PM
lol well I want to lose around 4lbs of fat. I've never tried to cut bodyfat before and thus the newbish question. Would I have to adjust the volume of my workout routine during the two weeks in order to ensure that I do not lose too much muscle? I mean, it is only 2 weeks.
Also, how important is it to slowly drop calories (i generally hear 200 a week)rather than say 4000 calories one day then 2500 suddenly?
03-04-2007, 04:37 PM
you will get a diffrent answer from everyone but i personal still go heavy and hard when iam cutting.
so i say no.
03-04-2007, 04:40 PM
i agree lifting hard and heavy i feel help keep muscle. i would slowly creat a 500 cal deficit
03-06-2007, 03:33 AM
The basic fact about trying to change a routine when you go to a type of precontest diet or even a below maintenance diet is just feeding into myth, and you create a situation that will even tend to drop more lean tissue, which is what you want to preserve, by keeping the heavier weights in, and thats all relative to your general strength level at that time, you help to preserve muscle with the hormonal release you won't get at by increasing the reps and increasing the volume. By increasing the volume and decreasing the weights and doing bouts of cardio, it kind of works out to be a lot of cardio sessions and you know what lot's of cardio sessions burn off, MUSCLE!
I do do something a bit different at about 2 weeks out from the show which will not go after muscle too much as this time frame is too short and will help to get rid of last bits of water under the skin, getting a good muscle pump and work that extra carbs you are ingesting in the beginning of peak week into the muscle
So continue to lift hard and heavy, dropping the weight, due to some strength loss, is not the same as dropping the weight for higher reps, so work those rep ranges in the 6-12 area and keep that lean muscle.