cutting and bulking in the same cycle

Discussion in 'Diet & Nutrition' started by bigben, Jul 11, 2004.

  1. bigben

    bigben New Member

    it seems to me that the light weight high rep phase of the 15's and possibly the first week of 10's is a good workout regime for cutting diets. Is it adviseable to cut for the first 3 weeks and bulk for the other 5?

    Does anyone go below maintainence for part of the cycle and then eat over maintainence for the remainder? I'm interested to hear from people who have tried it this way and the 'conventional' way of having entire cutting or bulking cycles. How well did it work for you? Which method do you prefer?
  2. EctoSquat

    EctoSquat New Member


    High reps do nothing to get you cut, it's a myth. Cutting is all about diet.
  3. OneMoreRep

    OneMoreRep New Member

    and cardio ;)
  4. bigben

    bigben New Member

    I meant because the intensity would be lower on the lighter weights, which would be easier for those on low carb/low cal diets. (having said that, let me correct myself and note that the second week of 15's can be quite gruelling as you approach RM's).

    I read a few posts saying most of their gains came in the 10's and 5's, so I wondered if the 15's might be a good time to diet.
  5. Heavy Duty dude

    Heavy Duty dude New Member

    Is it sure? High reps produce lactic acid, and lactic acid increases GH, which in turn, burns fat.
  6. Tom kristensen

    Tom kristensen New Member

    Probably you will ptotect lean muscle mass better in the 10's and 5's while dieting as well.
  7. Mindwraith

    Mindwraith New Member

    Nope just diet.
  8. Pauly

    Pauly New Member

    Not trying to be a smart-arse, but its all down to calorie deficit. Cardio and diet are just two different ways of accomplishing this.

    Weight training, cardio (intensity and volume) and diet composition are ways of manipulating the weight loss in favour of fat rather than muscle.

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