Surplus or maintenance during deconditioning (SR) phase (weeks 9+10 before new cycle)

Discussion in 'Diet & Nutrition' started by david141, Oct 7, 2013.

  1. david141

    david141 New Member

    Hey there,

    Do you eat at surplus or maintenance level during the deconditioning phase (weeks 9+10 before new cycle)? - or would you go as far as throwing in a mini cut during the deconditioning phase?

    Thank you!

    Best wishes,
  2. Totentanz

    Totentanz Super Moderator Staff Member

    Cutting during SD is the worst possible idea in the entire world.

    Eat at maintenance. You don't want to lose or gain weight when you are not being exposed to growth stimulus, for obvious reasons.
  3. Jester

    Jester Well-Known Member

    I would suggest to eat in surplus, not by much, but certainly in surplus.

    Your satelite cells are still partying for the majority of a 14 day SD. Furthermore, there's no reason not to fully replenish your glycogen levels.
  4. david141

    david141 New Member

    Thank you both!

    - So it will be a surplus, now I know what to do :)
    ..Alex do you mind elaborating on the part about the satelite cells? That sounded interesting...what are they and what do they do?

    Also a big shout out to Totentanz for his great HST ebook!

    Best wishes,

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