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does your strength decrease when cutting ?

does your strength decrease when cutting ?

no, not at all   10% (5)
no decrease but progression is limited   25% (12)
yes it does decrease   64% (31)

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2007/06/20 10:38:32 (permalink)
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does your strength decrease when cutting ?

as above

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    cLaTTeReD
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    RE: does your strength decrease when cutting ? 2007/06/20 10:47:08 (permalink)
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    tbh i have done some of my best lifts during my current cutting cycle
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    RE: does your strength decrease when cutting ? 2007/06/20 10:47:10 (permalink)
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    Yes mate, mine does despite keeping protein high.

    Look after your body,it is the greatest thing you will EVER own----Bazil Baines

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    stephen77
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    RE: does your strength decrease when cutting ? 2007/06/20 11:00:13 (permalink)
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    they should get smaller especially after a while.
    may be pull ups can go up a little as you just weigh less.
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    THE IRON
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    RE: does your strength decrease when cutting ? 2007/06/20 14:44:20 (permalink)
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    My personal exerpience - My back - whidch was my strongest part, has tuned to sh1t strength wise, took a fairly drastic drop in deadlfting and pulldowns.

    Every other bodypart is continuing to make constant gains of a rep a week or a kg etc.


    Gear will have a dramatic effect on peoples answers mate have you considered that?

    I dont CLAIM to be a bodybuilder I AIM to be a bodybuilder!

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    RE: does your strength decrease when cutting ? 2007/06/20 14:46:45 (permalink)
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    Absoultely, i still keep trying to lift as heavy as possible though
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    RE: does your strength decrease when cutting ? 2007/06/20 15:08:52 (permalink)
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    Yes and IMO always will if natural if you are using meds then maybe you could maybe you wont
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    RE: does your strength decrease when cutting ? 2007/06/20 15:12:30 (permalink)
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    I have lost 2 stone in 6 weeks odd and my lifts have never been better!


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    RE: does your strength decrease when cutting ? 2007/06/20 16:11:07 (permalink)
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    I have dropped 2 stone in 7 weeks in prep for my show in two and bit weeks time from now.

    Despite using various meds, I have still lost some strength. Not masses of it, but I`m definately NOT as strong as I was when heavier and not dieting.
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    RE: does your strength decrease when cutting ? 2007/06/20 16:26:09 (permalink)
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    Not being a massively big chap i started cutting to loose the gut for summer hols, and while steadily losing weight since Feb i have been putting most of my lifts up gradually.

    Never be afraid to try something new. Remember that a lone amateur built the Ark. A large group of professionals built the Titanic
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    RE: does your strength decrease when cutting ? 2007/06/20 17:02:23 (permalink)
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    On gear - never, the opposite
    Natural - always
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    RE: does your strength decrease when cutting ? 2007/06/20 17:05:58 (permalink)
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    Coming up to week 14/15 of my cut and some lifts have gone down, some have stayed the same and some have gone up.

    Although i've mixed a few rep ranges up here and there throughout my cut.
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    RE: does your strength decrease when cutting ? 2007/06/20 17:08:46 (permalink)
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    My lifts are still going up, albeit slowly.

    I have been doing a long drawn out cut though.
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    RE: does your strength decrease when cutting ? 2007/06/20 17:11:28 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: eddinthegym

    My lifts are still going up, albeit slowly.

    I have been doing a long drawn out cut though.



    Me too i think that is why, been slow and steady weight loss, i started in Feb for my August holiday and started at 82kg now at 70.5kg, not put any weights down most have gone up some by quite a bit, DB Press Feb 24kg now 30kg struggling i admit tho lol


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    RE: does your strength decrease when cutting ? 2007/06/20 17:44:33 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: dannywooly


    ORIGINAL: eddinthegym

    My lifts are still going up, albeit slowly.

    I have been doing a long drawn out cut though.



    Me too i think that is why, been slow and steady weight loss, i started in Feb for my August holiday and started at 82kg now at 70.5kg, not put any weights down most have gone up some by quite a bit, DB Press Feb 24kg now 30kg struggling i admit tho lol



    Im off on holiday in August too.

    I cant even remember when my cut started its been so long! Must have been at least 4 months, Ive lost over a stone but lifts have gone up. I even added 15kg to my deadlift and squat which Im pretty chuffed about!

    I think if you do it over a longer time, the body can adapt to the new nutrient intake more efficiently?
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    RE: does your strength decrease when cutting ? 2007/06/20 17:50:13 (permalink)
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    strength has stayed the same in certain areas (shoulders, and arms) but has gone down in others (deads and bench press). Its quite demoralising really lol
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    RE: does your strength decrease when cutting ? 2007/06/20 17:52:08 (permalink)
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    Never.
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    RE: does your strength decrease when cutting ? 2007/06/20 19:57:40 (permalink)
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    not this time on most apart from legs because joints are killing
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    RE: does your strength decrease when cutting ? 2007/06/20 20:08:39 (permalink)
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    Lost 10kg on squats for 7 reps, (150kg down to 140kg).

    Dead, lost a rep on 180kg, (3 instead of 4)

    Bench has been biggest decrease, was always weakest bodypart but gone from 100k for 6 to 100k for 2!

    Thats with a 3st 8lb weight loss.


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    RE: does your strength decrease when cutting ? 2007/06/20 22:21:00 (permalink)
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    To put it simply - yes.

    All I need is a big gun and a coupe that's crazy quick...
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