I am on a cut right now and was wondering is there a way to gain muscle while also losing weight if i ate my reccomended protein per day along with heavy weights etc?
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what about a combination of a small deficit + stored calories. Wouldn't that yield muscle gain/fat loss. lol i duno though"It is one of the strange ironies of this strange life that those who work the hardest, who subject themselves to the strictest discipline, who give up certain pleasurable things in order to achieve a goal, are the happiest [people]."
08-23-2011, 05:24 PM #10
In short, yes.
The de facto thing of deficit to cut, surplus to gain generally holds true. The thing is, that surplus doesn't have to come from food. Put stress on your muscles, and your body wants to grow them bigger to better be able to handle that stress. If it can find the energy, it will. If it can't, it will maintain their current state. Fat=energy surplus. Fat cells won't magically change shape and become muscle cells. But, your body can tap into those stores to utilize the energy for muscle growth. Works better for people with lots of excess fat, harder to do if your like 10-15% body fat.8/20:
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Gaining muscle and losing fat at the same time is really just a mind set. Once I took Skip La Cour's advice and always stepped into the gym to gain muscle/strength regardless of how much or little I ate I gained muscle. While dieting for a show and getting dunked to test my body fat from 8 weeks out to 5 weeks out I had gained 4 solid pounds of muscle. I had been training for 7 plus years prior to competing. Never think you can't gain muscle all the time. Once you think that you'll lose muscle because you mentally made that choice.
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08-23-2011, 11:37 PM #15
Wouldn't underestimate the loss of body fat giving the allusion that one has actually gained muscle while losing "weight".
Have seen plenty who have looked fat then lost weight and actually looked bigger just because of the change in BF %.Cutting to 170 Log - 90's bodybuilders, hot bishes & sometimes lifting
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Strength gains, despite being a noob or not, while cutting is very possible as neuromuscular efficiency improves.“Go back?" he thought. "No good at all! Go sideways? Impossible! Go forward? Only thing to do! On we go!" So up he got, and trotted along with his little sword held in front of him and one hand feeling the wall, and his heart all of a patter and a pitter.”
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I have never been on a specific diet regime. I do carb cycle on days I do not work out but I never counted calories. I am 6'0 193 lbs and 9% bf. I strongly believe being a Green/Oolong tea fanatic has been my key secret to staying lean while adding muscle. So many studies about these tea's that lead to fat loss and boosting metabolism. One study from a natural magazine article (Will try to find source) stated that subjects who drank 4 hot cups of green tea a day for 8 weeks lost more weight/fat with no diet change than subjects who did not.
Also, I am a yoga practitioner and I have been doing yoga twice a day for 2 years. Many guys turn away from this but this is the holy grail of getting abs. I started meditation and Yoga when I was in the army, since being in the IDF was very stressful. Yoga has so many health benefits, from flexibility, massaging the organs, to elongating your muscles to appear leaner. I have noticed a drastic improvement in my mid section since practicing yoga. Plus, stretching the muscles out will give you more improvement for muscle growth and definition in the processes, how do you beat that?
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09-02-2014, 07:08 PM #24
Carb backloading-Lift weights and do cardio at around 5 pm. Keep your carbs under 0 before working out and after workout hit your macros for carbs, before workout only fats and protein. You have to do a 10 day prep phase where you eat under 30g carbs a day even after workouts, on the 10th day after your workout eat ice cream, candy, cake, pizza whatever you want then after that day you can eat whatever after workouts, minimal fat gain even in a caloric surplus
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09-02-2014, 09:57 PM #26
This seems to be a hot debated topic, while I don't know for sure I kind of do believe it, but I think it heavily varies person to person.
This was results from my 17 month long cut...
My strength skyrocketed from start to finish and even now about 20 months later I'm still making small strength gains.
On terms of putting on muscle and losing let my pics be a judge.
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