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2014/10/27 13:17:03 (permalink)

Do you always have to drop cals below maintenance to get cut??

I have got cut before but went too low on cals....if I stayed at maintenance say 3K and cut out the crap.....and did four sessions of cardio 4 times a week....could I still loose water/fat......will also be on Tren, low dose Test Cyp and Anavar :-)
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Re: Do you always have to drop cals below maintenance to get cut?? 2014/10/27 13:35:33 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby Barbarian999 2014/10/27 13:40:21
See how you go for 2 weeks then change accordingly, I would start at 30 mins cardio 3/4 times a week. If the body fat doesnt come off then I would increase it to 40 mins. 

Then look at playing around with carb timings and sources.
 
After that I would look at dropping some food but only slightly maybe 100 or 200 cals.
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Re: Do you always have to drop cals below maintenance to get cut?? 2014/10/27 13:50:38 (permalink)
Quick answer, no.  Doing more cardio or using a stimilant is just increasing your maintenance, so you're still below, just tackiling from the other end. (why does that sound rude?)

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Re: Do you always have to drop cals below maintenance to get cut?? 2014/10/27 14:24:00 (permalink)
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See how you go for 2 weeks then change accordingly, I would start at 30 mins cardio 3/4 times a week. If the body fat doesnt come off then I would increase it to 40 mins. 

Then look at playing around with carb timings and sources.
 
After that I would look at dropping some food but only slightly maybe 100 or 200 cals.


Good advice, cheers
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Re: Do you always have to drop cals below maintenance to get cut?? 2014/10/27 16:08:50 (permalink)
Im at 196lbs at the moment....I am multiplying that by 196 which is 2744...so that is my maiontenance...is that right?
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Re: Do you always have to drop cals below maintenance to get cut?? 2014/10/28 10:00:03 (permalink)
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Im at 196lbs at the moment....I am multiplying that by 196 which is 2744...so that is my maiontenance...is that right?




It will be a rough figure yes, but everyone is different. Metabolisms vary, peoples activity levels etc.
 
The best way to find out would be to intake a food amount daily for a few weeks and keep an eye on the scale. If the weight stays the same, then it gives you a starting point to work from. 

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Re: Do you always have to drop cals below maintenance to get cut?? 2014/10/28 12:38:47 (permalink)
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Im at 196lbs at the moment....I am multiplying that by 196 which is 2744...so that is my maiontenance...is that right?


Maintenance cals should be based on lean body mass so you need to figure out roughly what your body fat weighs and subtract it from your weight before the calculation.
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Re: Do you always have to drop cals below maintenance to get cut?? 2014/10/29 21:24:31 (permalink)
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Im at 196lbs at the moment....I am multiplying that by 196 which is 2744...so that is my maiontenance...is that right?


Maintenance cals should be based on lean body mass so you need to figure out roughly what your body fat weighs and subtract it from your weight before the calculation.


maintenance kcals should be done by recoding what you eat when you weight is staying static.
Theoretical calculations are just theories.
 
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