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How much can you cut per month without losing too much muscle?

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2014/11/05 01:36:29 (permalink)

How much can you cut per month without losing too much muscle?

I was bulked up at around 109kg, (6'0), I'd estimate 23-25% BF
Started cutting beginning of September.  I'm at 102kg now.   7kg seems kind of low for 2 months of cutting, considering how radically my diet has changed.  And I know I'm not building muscle because my strength has gone down.
 
If anything, compared to most cutting guides I've seen I'm eating less than the recommended amount.  Particularly in carbs.  I've reduced my carbs and fats as much as I can.  I'm in the gym 6 times a week, lifting followed by cardio.  I'm not that fit so 25 mins jogging or 15 minutes HIIT on the bike usually gets me pretty gassed out.

Should I just be more patient or is there something I can do to speed this up a bit?  I'm not one to track and weigh exactly every meal, but I can give a rough guide of what I eat if that helps.
 
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    Re: How much can you cut per month without losing too much muscle? 2014/11/05 04:50:39 (permalink)
    What sort of calories and macro breakdown are you on? 7Kg sounds about right for two months cutting tbh especially for sustainable results.

    No biggie like, there are a lot worse things for you than using steroids, I mean I probably shouldn't have been smoking crack or getting into bar fights at your age TBH  - drab4

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    Re: How much can you cut per month without losing too much muscle? 2014/11/05 05:11:00 (permalink)
    Like I said I'm not measuring everything out.  I tracked a few days as best I could on myfitnesspal.  I was at around 200g/60g/80g, protein/fat/carbs.  Sometimes more carbs.
    The calculation usually showed about 2000 calories, which is probably an underestimate.
     
    All my fats is from meat (steak and chicken breast), eggs and (skimmed) milk, I can't really afford any of these fancy oil supplements.
    The carbs is all from oats, which I eat with raisins.  Occasionally I'll throw in a sweet potato.  
    I'm taking C4 fat burner, and Isowhey ivory coast chocolate protein powder.  That has some carbs too, I use it as a post workout.  Natural.
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    Re: How much can you cut per month without losing too much muscle? 2014/11/05 07:55:15 (permalink)
    2000cals at your size is pretty bloody low your right! I'm down to about 2400 on average and I've only got about three weeks of my cut left and sitting around 85kg.

    No biggie like, there are a lot worse things for you than using steroids, I mean I probably shouldn't have been smoking crack or getting into bar fights at your age TBH  - drab4

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    Re: How much can you cut per month without losing too much muscle? 2014/11/06 22:19:49 (permalink)
    I'm at 101 now.  I don't know my BF exactly, but I can start to make out abs if flexed so I'm guessing high teens?  My fat seems mostly distributed in the arse and chest though unfortunately so it's still a long way to go
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