'Cause even while bulking my calorie intake was still a pittance compared to when I was just a lazy couch potato.
I mean, I'm still a couch potato, but now just in an investing sense.
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So it's actually on my own schedule, and will basically be whenever I'm ready. These extra photos will be added to my current portfolio of photos that include things like headshots for acting.
Yes, I basically started out just trying to gain muscle and keeping the body fat level reasonable, but never specifically have I done a cut.Kriegsspiel wrote: ↑Mon Aug 19, 2019 2:47 pmSo what advice do you need, you've just never had to cut before? Here's a quick Barney-style breakdown:
The keys are keeping your protein high, to maintain muscle mass, and burning off more calories than you take in. You need more protein to maintain lean body mass in a calorie deficit than you did to gain muscle mass when you were bulking. Also, the leaner you are, the more protein you need, whereas if you start out super obese you can get by with less protein. Cutting is pretty simple, but not easy. You just need to experiment a bit to find the easiest way for you.
People cut successfully on pretty much every kind of diet you can think of*. PSMF works. CKD works. Low fat works. You just have to figure out what you can tolerate. What I mean is.. some people like the foods they can eat on a keto diet, and they make them feel satiated, and they can still do ok in the gym. Other people say they feel like they're really weak and nauseated on keto. Likewise, some people feel great eating chicken/rice/broccoli and can keep that up for a while.
Same deal applies to how much to eat. Some people naturally will under-eat and lose weight after they consciously went on a bulk (these people usually lose muscle because they don't pay attention to their protein). Some people can eat "all the keto foods they want" and lose weight (because they're so satiated they stop eating). You can go anywhere from PSMF levels, where you're basically eating protein and EFAs and nothing else, which rips the fat off your body incredibly quickly while you feel like you're dying.. to figuring out what your current maintenance calories are (where you don't gain or lose weight) and subtracting a bit from it, which slowly drops your bodyfat over a longer period of time. And anywhere in between. Pick based on your tolerance and goals.
* To clarify, I meant every type of diet a bodybuilder would think of. I don't think I need to say that the juice detox diets regularly pushed by women's magazines are retarded.
Maybe we're the same person and this account was just a long con.
Drew Baye... never heard of the fellow, but looks like a good source for training info!l82start wrote: ↑Mon Aug 19, 2019 8:41 pmyou might check out drew baye i have been following his strength training body weight program for a while now, and his videos and books seem exceptionally solid from a biology/physiology/science based standpoint, he is also a body builder and does cutting for competition, so if his cutting programs are on par with his other advice i bet they are good.
I am not a body builder so i haven't read his body building advice, my focus so far is strength/health/injury free.. but i have had some muscle gain and a good amount of fat loss from diet (keto-ish)...
BTW drew baye is planing on competing as a body builder again in 2020 using a body weight only program (just to prove some point) it is cool and a bit surprising to think that is possible...