wieght progression - cutting cycle

Discussion in 'Hypertrophy-Specific Training (HST)' started by corbu, Feb 21, 2006.

  1. corbu

    corbu New Member

    After lurking for thousands of messages I now have a question I can't see an answer to.

    I have been performing the vanilla HST for four cycles and have made resonable progress. I have now decided to do a cutting cycle, timed to coincide with starting cycling again after the winter (100 miles a week).

    My question is should I do as usual and up all my starting/target weights by 5 percent for this cycle or hold the weights from my previous cycle.

    I will probably up them but was curious to others thoughts/ expieriences.


  2. colby2152

    colby2152 New Member

    Why not up them? [​IMG]
  3. corbu

    corbu New Member

    Yes, why not.

    I had wondered if others had tried this and found that they run out of steam. (Probably just looking for an excuse not to up wieght on my squats).

  4. leegee38

    leegee38 Member

    Increasing your weights just like you would if you were bulking gives you the best chance of maintaining the maximum lean body mass while cutting. Chances are you will lose a bit of muscle with the fat, but maximizing the load you can handle at least gives you a fighting chance to maintain it.

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