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lilguy43
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2005/08/05 11:03:09 (permalink)
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Cutting while on gear

Do you guys change the way you lift if you are cutting while on gear? for example do you up the reps and lower the weight or just train the same and add more cardio. And yes I know cutting is all about your diet. I just wanna make sure that now that I am trying to cut fat that I am training properly, and if gear changes anything while cutting on cycle then cutting off cycle naturally.
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    wiffers
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    RE: Cutting while on gear 2005/08/05 11:22:56 (permalink)
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    I've been training the same - better diet, more cardio and weight falling off (19%-15.5% in 10 weeks) plus gained about 4kg of lean mass so far.

    Basically I cut calories until I stop noticing an improvement in strength, then I know I'm cutting as hard as I can.

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    RE: Cutting while on gear 2005/08/05 11:23:48 (permalink)
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    Oh, the gear seems to allow me to cut harder whilst still keeping lean mass/strength. I'm on a 500-750kcal deficit at th emoment AND gaining strength, don't think that's likely without AAS

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    RE: Cutting while on gear 2005/08/05 14:53:07 (permalink)
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    Like whiffin said, except when I cut I don't mind keeping it going as my strength falls off. So you might find that due to the calorie restriction that you are getting weaker and feeling a bit deflated. If so, you can cut out sets or reps but try to keep the intensity high. ie. heavy weights for 5 or so reps. Your muscles are depleted of glycogen so you probably can't as easily sustain 10+ reps nor do you need to. However, if you don't need to, then there's no real reason to change the way you lift....When I'm on gear and dieting I find I can handle at least the same intensity as when I'm not dieting and not on gear.

    The difference between cutting on and off is just like whiffin said, you can cut harder without losing muscle. I typically diet at a 100 calorie deficit without gear, but with gear I'll go for 1000 calories down each day. I can drop enough fat in 1 or 2 weeks to get me where I want (I'm already lean). And during this time I typically won't lose strength or muscle because of the gear.
    Another thing, the gear itself makes it easier to lose fat because there are androgen receptors in fat cells that trigger them to 'downsize'. This is the mechanism that explains why men typically have less BF than women.
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    RE: Cutting while on gear 2005/08/05 14:59:28 (permalink)
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    thanks guys appreciate the help!!!!
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