I started out about 180 lbs, 18-20% BF. My first month of my cut I lost 10 lbs on the dot. When I was gaining weight, I was taking in about 3000-3200 cals and gaining about a lb a week. So I figured 2000-2200 would be my macro amount to lose a lb a week.
During this month, I was using HEAT Stack by Genomyx. I also QUIT using creatine monohydrate so I know some water was lost. As far as strength goes, I did have to lower my 5 rep maxes down 5 lbs because I felt lethargic.
How much muscle mass can be attributed to this? I know you are only supposed to lose about a lb a week, but my average for my first month was about 2.5
04-23-2012, 07:00 PM #1
Lost 10 lbs in a month .. muscle loss?Craze / WB2
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04-23-2012, 07:07 PM #2
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Depends on diet, lifting routine, and genetics. Ive lost 12.0 lbs in 5 weeks, all of my lifts have gone up or stayed the same, 6 of that was probably water. Strength loss does not equal muscle loss however. You arent supposed to lose a pound a week, there is no rule that says that, lose at whatever rate you desire.
Expect some instant strength loss if coming off a bulk and creatine, but not always. Dont worry about it, lift as hard as you cat, eat good, and let fat loss happen, dont get discouraged if you lose a rep or two on your lifts...it'll come back rapidly as soon as you eat again.There is always someone less fortunate, with real hunger, with real adversity, who made something of themselves. What is your excuse?
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