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    Cutting Question

    Hello everyone

    I’ve been bulking for 1 year and gained 45 lbs. I currently weigh 215 lbs. I’am now at 25% BF and want to cut.

    I was bulking at 4400 calories and the thing is that these past 3 weeks ago I couldn’t go to the gym because of my exams. I’am 21. So I’ve been eating not that much (about 3000 calories average weekly) and didn’t go to the gym at all.

    My question is, should I go into the cut considering all the things I mentioned or first eat at maintenance for a few weeks or days (because I’ve been slacking for the first time the past 3 weeks)?

    We have to consider that I probably lost little bit of strength from the past 3 week layoff and therefore am not in my prime bulk form were I initially wanted to start cut from, you know?

    So cut or how should I proceed from here on?

    I think that even in a caloric deficit I can build the strength I lost in the past 3 weeks back to where I was (Good protein amount - 0.8 per lb & etc.)


    Thanks for you’re attention and help in advanced everyone
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    Originally Posted by Luke340 View Post

    I think that even in a caloric deficit I can build the strength I lost in the past 3 weeks back to where I was (Good protein amount - 0.8 per lb & etc.)
    I think so too. That's your answer man. I gain strength on a cut in the first month or so in general so I'd say give it a shot
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    Slow down on your bulks, 45 lbs in 1 year is beyond ridiculous, you very likely put on 35 lbs of fat and only 10 lbs of muscle, and thats if you're lucky.

    Dirty bulks are never the way to go.
    All it takes is consistency, effort, proper nutrition, good programming, and TIME.
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    That sounds like a pretty rough bulk. About the only way you didn't gain more fat than lean mass was for you to have started your bulk at a bf% of 20% or higher. Just start your cut.
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    Thanks for the responses guys
    Will start the cut now!
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    Jump right into your cut but don't lower calories so much right off that you end up binging. Consistently lower calorie week by week until you're losing your target amount and then you'll generally have to continue lowering in order to continue to lose. You maintenance goes down around 100 calories a day for every 10 lbs of weightloss.
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    Originally Posted by Tommy W. View Post
    You maintenance goes down around 100 calories a day for every 10 lbs of weightloss.
    Thanks for posting that. I had never done the rough math but that is good info to have.
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    Originally Posted by wilkinkc View Post
    Thanks for posting that. I had never done the rough math but that is good info to have.
    Your mileage may vary however it explains to people why their fatloss plateaus when the calories they've been eating have been working previously and the'd been losing and then it stops.
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    Originally Posted by Tommy W. View Post
    Your mileage may vary however it explains to people why their fatloss plateaus when the calories they've been eating have been working previously and the'd been losing and then it stops.
    Yeah I get ya, just a nice rough estimate to keep in mind without refiguring everything all the time.
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    Originally Posted by wilkinkc View Post
    Yeah I get ya, just a nice rough estimate to keep in mind without refiguring everything all the time.
    If you're losing, drop 100 calories for every 10 lbs of loss and you'll go straight to the finish line. People make the mistake of plateauing then waiting a few weeks to see if they really HAVE plateaued and THEN drop calories. You can see how 3 or 4 plateaus during a dieting down period can really stretch out the timeframe.
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    Thanks for all the good responses guys!

    Should I start with 2 lbs of weight loss per week or 1 lbs?

    I think should start with 2 lbs per week because of my BF %.
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    Originally Posted by Luke340 View Post
    Thanks for all the good responses guys!

    Should I start with 2 lbs of weight loss per week or 1 lbs?

    I think should start with 2 lbs per week because of my BF %.
    That's a 1,000 calorie deficit per day 7 days a week right out of the gate. That may be difficult.
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    Originally Posted by Luke340 View Post
    Thanks for all the good responses guys!

    Should I start with 2 lbs of weight loss per week or 1 lbs?

    I think should start with 2 lbs per week because of my BF %.
    When weighing 215 pounds it's doable to lose 2 pounds per week.

    But keep in mind: the less you eat the harder it becomes to gain strength and muscle.
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