In the very near future I've made the decision to do a modified version of the Bill Starr routine. I'm going to try my best to keep myself on a strict, high calorie diet to increase my strength as much as possible. My only concern is that I don't want to add a lot of fat with it, because as of right now I have a good 15lbs I'm willing to lose. After I bulk up a bit more, I plan on cutting. If anybody wants me to post the lifting routine I will do then I will. However could somebody point me in the right direction to losing 10-20lbs of fat?
Also will cutting down significantly reduce my lifts? That is the main thing that I'm worried about as of now.
Thread: Cutting Down After Bulking Up
05-15-2011, 10:33 AM #1
Cutting Down After Bulking Up
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05-15-2011, 10:36 AM #2
05-15-2011, 10:55 AM #3
05-15-2011, 10:59 AM #4
Dont Worry About the Number on the scale.
Lower Your Body fat.
My Current Cut.
Lifting 6x a week.
Sneak in two 10m Sessions Of HIIT.
Eating 2000 Calories.
You Can Lose Weight Just Lifting.
Its all about Calories out vs in.
Hitting your macros.
My Reason For Cardio. Its Good for your heart! Speeds up losing fat.15 Weeks out 12/26/13
05-15-2011, 11:07 AM #5
Another question, how much bodyfat do you think I would add from doing a 8-10week cycle of adding mass/strength?
05-15-2011, 11:28 AM #615 Weeks out 12/26/13
02-22-2013, 11:25 AM #7
Unfortunately you cannot lose 100% body fat while maintaining 100% existing muscle mass, otherwise there would be no cutting down phase you would just bulk up and then cut the calories to get rid of the fat and then your just a buff dude with no limitation of muscle mass. We would all be huge.
You can control the percentage of muscle / fat loss though by lifting with the same intensity and weight as when you stop bulking up, so key is you must maintain as best you can, the weight and intensity level after bulking up while reducing calorie intake to a point where you stop gaining muscle and fat and start losing fat and a little bit of muscle.
If you want to lose say 20 pounds, you have to sacrifice muscle loss in my opinion to achieve this there is just no way around it, you will definately lose a pound or two, maybe more of muscle if you lose 20 pounds. You won't look as big as you did when you bulked up, but seriously the cut will define your muscles where you will look "ripped".
The key though is to really tighten that diet rope and cram in as much protien and good carbs as you can just under your caloric intake plateu that keeps you from gaining muscle and fat. During bulking up, have a beer, slice of cake, whopper with cheese, who cares your bulking up it's ok to cheat a little during this phase but once you cut down, you have to be strict to maintain as much muscle as you can while you drop the fat.
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