I know that a calorie surplus is needed to build muscle while of course a calorie deficit is a requirement for muscle burning.
I was wondering if I could ask from a theoretical and practical point of view whether calorie cycling to achieve both of these goals work where you may eat something like 20% less than maintenance calorie level on non-workout days and 10% more on workout days.
Has anyone seen fat loss and muscle gain (albeit probably very small gains) using such a method? Can anyone argue from a theoretical point of view that this would not work?
Possibly to speed up the fat loss one could make sure that any HIIT cardio is done on every non-workout day?
Thanks Very Much
05-04-2005, 10:22 AM #1
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05-04-2005, 10:45 AM #2
There's a thread on this topic going on the losing fat board. I'd check that out first and then set a diet plan. I've been doing it for 3 weeks now and have lost 9 pounds while gaining strength. I do 3 days no, 1 low, 3 high. The only day I feel sluggish is the 3rd low day but that is also a leg day for me. Give it a shot considering it's working very well for so many others.
05-04-2005, 10:55 AM #3
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05-04-2005, 12:13 PM #4
Originally Posted by P01Shooter
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I'm not sure about this idea, although maybe mini-bulks and mini-cuts (two weeks each, maybe?) could work.
If anyone more knowledgeable than I wishes to add onto this information, or discredit it completely, please go ahead. I want to learn too!
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05-04-2005, 12:17 PM #5
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05-04-2005, 12:20 PM #6
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