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2007/06/16 02:31:19 (permalink)
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PUMP on a cut??

Been cutting about 2 weeks now and I have not been pumped after a workout once!!! I am also feeling very flat but my strength seems to be holding up.

Is this a good or bad sign whilst cutting?
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    noname
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    RE: PUMP on a cut?? 2007/06/16 06:29:39 (permalink)
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    That is pretty much a normal feeling whilst cutting.

    If you are on low carbs and depleted of muscle glycogen that can be the main factor.
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    RE: PUMP on a cut?? 2007/06/16 09:07:06 (permalink)
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    2. Accept you will feel flat and fat
    It takes weeks to really get into the fat burning zone. Glycogen levels will take time to reduce, the body has to adapt to cardio to become more efficient at burning fat and this leaves you in limbo for the primary phase of the cut. The initial weeks will yield a physique that looks flat due to glycogen levels being low but you will still be holding fat. This is the worst you are going to look assuming you get your cut right. This is the point where many trainers give up and claim "I prefer being big". In all honesty I think the true mentality is 'I'm scared how bad I'm going to end up looking and I like feeling pumped'. Don't give up! Ride through it and accept the initial weight loss, then you will get into the depths of fat burning and bring out the vascular look you have been working hard for. This period passes within 4-5 weeks. Do not confuse lower glycogen states with muscle catabolism. This is what you look like flat as opposed to pumped. Atrophy and catabolism can be avoided with adequate calories and weight training. If you wish to feel pumped there are some supplements that will aid temporary 'pump' and carb ups can help. You will not, in my experience, get really lean without feeling flat, fat and weak. This will be your second test. This issue, coupled with the one above, is a true test of mental strength and realising what it takes to be in shape.



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    RE: PUMP on a cut?? 2007/06/16 22:20:30 (permalink)
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    Try l-glutamin on a cut mate
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    RE: PUMP on a cut?? 2007/06/17 09:10:03 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: scorch

    Try l-glutamin on a cut mate


    for a pump?
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    RE: PUMP on a cut?? 2007/06/17 12:48:56 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: ToxicToffee

    2. Accept you will feel flat and fat
    It takes weeks to really get into the fat burning zone. Glycogen levels will take time to reduce, the body has to adapt to cardio to become more efficient at burning fat and this leaves you in limbo for the primary phase of the cut. The initial weeks will yield a physique that looks flat due to glycogen levels being low but you will still be holding fat. This is the worst you are going to look assuming you get your cut right. This is the point where many trainers give up and claim "I prefer being big". In all honesty I think the true mentality is 'I'm scared how bad I'm going to end up looking and I like feeling pumped'. Don't give up! Ride through it and accept the initial weight loss, then you will get into the depths of fat burning and bring out the vascular look you have been working hard for. This period passes within 4-5 weeks. Do not confuse lower glycogen states with muscle catabolism. This is what you look like flat as opposed to pumped. Atrophy and catabolism can be avoided with adequate calories and weight training. If you wish to feel pumped there are some supplements that will aid temporary 'pump' and carb ups can help. You will not, in my experience, get really lean without feeling flat, fat and weak. This will be your second test. This issue, coupled with the one above, is a true test of mental strength and realising what it takes to be in shape.



    http://www.muscletalk.co.uk/article-bodybuilding-cutting.aspx



    Cheers TT, think I read that before must have just forgot though!
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    RE: PUMP on a cut?? 2007/06/17 18:25:53 (permalink)
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    if your looking for a pump try arginine 5-7g 40 mins before you train

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