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2007/06/18 17:40:18 (permalink)
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Losing to much weight on a cut?

Been cutting 2 weeks now. First week I lost 2kg which I thought could be water weight or something. This week I lost 1.5kg which got me a bit worried!

Start weight: 94kg
Current weight: 90.5kg

Is this ok or not?

If not do I add more cals from protein, carbs or fat?
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    OoOGazOoO
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    RE: Losing to much weight on a cut? 2007/06/18 17:42:18 (permalink)
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    How do you feel/look? ? ?

    Do you think you are losing muscle? ? ?

    If so, up portion sizes slightly, and try and go for a slower rate.
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    RE: Losing to much weight on a cut? 2007/06/18 17:46:24 (permalink)
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    Feel flat and getting no pump after workouts (Normal according to TT article)

    Strength seems ok, I have raised lifting weights in everything but have lowered my reps by 2.

    Haven't done a real refeed yet though so might look into that, as my carbs are pretty low.
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    RE: Losing to much weight on a cut? 2007/06/18 19:33:44 (permalink)
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    you initially drop water
    you become flat
    you start to lose fat
    you often find you werent as big as you thought
    you take in carbs = you look bigger
    this is the point where most U turn on a cut
    if you have put 20kg on in one year expect a massive drop in weight to be cut (i dont know how much you put on though)
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    RE: Losing to much weight on a cut? 2007/06/18 21:17:03 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: ToxicToffee

    you initially drop water
    you become flat
    you start to lose fat
    you often find you werent as big as you thought (TRUE - THIS SUCKS!)
    you take in carbs = you look bigger
    this is the point where most U turn on a cut
    if you have put 20kg on in one year expect a massive drop in weight to be cut (i dont know how much you put on though)

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    RE: Losing to much weight on a cut? 2007/06/18 23:33:06 (permalink)
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    I know that now, was just wondering if I have lost to much weight and should increase my calories? Probably wont now though.
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    RE: Losing to much weight on a cut? 2007/06/18 23:46:40 (permalink)
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    like toxic said this is usually a huge breaking point with most cut diets. since its only been 2 weeks its going to be hard to say since the first couple of weeks you lose more than a normal weight loss week especially if you did a rapid switch from bulking to cutting.

    I usually don't recommend people to keep track of their weight and measurements every week but I find its extremely useful when your trying to learn your body especially for a cut. I suggest keeping track of your weight, body fat %, circumferance(spelling), and amount of calories your taking in each week. This way you can really see what exactly your losing. The next 4 weeks will tell you more than these first 2 weeks. You really need to learn how many calories your body requires to maintain its current weight that you were at. Once you learn your body like this, dieting becomes almost an exact science. But it takes a while to figure this out. It may take a few different diet plans for you to figure it out. When I was first learning, my first 2 or 3 diets had me losing to much muscle, but I was getting to my desired body fat%. for 2-3 years I was doing a constant cycle of one part of the year I weighed 180 and the bulking part I weighed 215 with the same body composition each year. Now Ive learned more about myself because of these trials.

    EDIT: if your going to weigh yourself everyday, you have to go into the diet open minded and not freak out completely if you don't get the results your looking for. This is why people suggest not measuring every day. When people don't get the results they are looking for there is a motivation loss, and you have to realize that first.
    post edited by AUTIGER - 2007/06/18 23:48:05
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    RE: Losing to much weight on a cut? 2007/06/19 00:09:31 (permalink)
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    On my last cut I lost 3lb a week for the first 4 weeks or so and made strength gains.
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    RE: Losing to much weight on a cut? 2007/06/19 00:24:41 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: ToxicToffee


    you often find you werent as big as you thought



    Thats a really good point,i think a lot get disheartned when they realise that the imaginary bodyweight/bodyfat goal they have in there head is no were near the mark.
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    RE: Losing to much weight on a cut? 2007/06/19 00:30:49 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: TREBOR


    ORIGINAL: ToxicToffee


    you often find you werent as big as you thought



    Thats a really good point,i think a lot get disheartned when they realise that the imaginary bodyweight/bodyfat goal they have in there head is no were near the mark.



    So so true, im going through this just now but im going to stick with this cut all the way.

    Stats: 6ft
    Current 12st 10ib
    Cutting
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    RE: Losing to much weight on a cut? 2007/06/19 07:45:10 (permalink)
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    http://www.muscletalk.co.uk/article-bodybuilding-cutting.aspx

    4. Do not over estimate your lean tissue
    Many guys think they are a musclar16 stone, when in fact they are often actually 12 stone men who have very high body fat levels who are padded out as a result of a dirty quick bulk. Bear in mind lean tissue can only be laid down at minimal rates in one year. A four stone increase in weight over a year will yield one stone of lean tissue at best; this leaves you with three stone to get shot of. Don't estimate you will be ripped at 15 stone unless your current condition is good (i.e. lines, prominent abs and some form of cuts - although person specific this gives you an idea). Appreciate the true levels of fat and water you're holding and accept your end weight may be lower than you thought. Crack on regardless of this. When you get to 15 stone and realise you are still holding fat, keep on going as you are simply not cut nor are you big (although bloated) anymore. A man with 20% body fat at 15 stone is the same guy at 13 stone 4lbs and 10% body fat assuming he loses no lean tissue on the way down (which by the way is easily done). To look at, nine out of ten people will say the 10% guy looks better. Long term deadweight is worthless in my book. Yes there is a requirement to add a little fat when bulking but it's not 'real' mass, it's merely extra work when revealing your physique. This point is something to consider when designing subsequent bulking diets and estimating your true calorie requirements to add lean tissue at an acceptable ratio to fat.



    its easy to look big in clothes
    its easy to feel pumped when loaded with carbs
    its hard to look big and cut
    this takes time, knowledge and application
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