hey guys whats up.
I was reading this article that i found browsing on the net about this bodybuilder's cutting phase. In his article he states that their is an offseason to his program and then their is a cutting phase for about 3 weeks.
Here is how it goes:
offseason: 1 cardio workout per week for 25min 50% intensity
week 1: 2 cardio workouts per week at 30min each at 55% intensity
week 2: 3 cardio workouts per week at 30min 60 % intensity
week 3: 4 cardio workouts per week at 35min 65% intensity
Anyways: i have a few questions about this and cutting in general.
Goals: I really want to have nice abs. But i don't want to have lean muscle. I want to have big arm muscles, chest, and just get big overall.
Question 1: After my 3 week cutting phase will i lose just fat and maintain my overal weight. I don't want to go any lower than 5'9 175lbs.
Question 2: How do i not lose muscle but lose fat. Is it all about high carbs/high protein with low calories or what.
Question 3: Can i still weight lift and if so, when would i fit my cardio sessions into my weight lifting schedule. I lift weights monday-friday with wednesday off.
How long would i do my cardio.
I know everyone is different. But can i kind some general advice on the CUTTING PHASE.
Thread: Cutting phase
10-20-2010, 06:22 PM #1
Last edited by flex321; 10-20-2010 at 06:42 PM.
10-20-2010, 09:00 PM #2
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why not HIIT?
"I really want to have nice abs. But i don't want to have lean muscle. I want to have big arm muscles, chest, and just get big overall."
wth does that even mean? if you don't want lean muscle why are you cutting? if you want to get big overall why are you cutting? if you just want "nice abs" go get liposuction.
Question 1: i don't think your height will go down too much on a cut...
Question 2: yes + or what.
Question 3: duh? fit it in where you can. do it as long as you want."I'm Mr. Beast, the big bad Fenris wolf, I'm The-End-of-the-World-Man, wearing the flesh of fallen angels!" - Jack Lupino
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10-21-2010, 07:44 AM #3
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2)Limit your calorie intake but not at the expense of protein. So basically, eat a lot of protein and limit (not eliminate) every other macronutrient. Or continue to eat a balanced diet and do a lot of cardio.
3)Tacked onto the end of you resistance training is fine. Early in the morning before eating. Or you can do it on your off-days. How long you do it depends on you, and when you choose to do it. If at the end of weight lifting, I'd try 20 minutes at a good pace for about 2 weeks, track your progress, and increase or decrease as neccesary. If during an off-day, 45 and adjust as needed.Use the tools of the trade to help you. I use devices such as chalk for grip strength, gloves, wrist straps, lifting belts - if it helps you lift more, it's all good. - Ronnie Coleman, Hardcore, 2007 Triumph Books
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10-21-2010, 05:28 PM #4
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