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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 09-04-2006, 09:06 PM Thread Starter
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time for a cutting phase?

I've been working out for about 4 months, several times a week. The last 2
months, I've been working out to bulk up, along with a big diet change eating
about twice the amount of food(before I started working out) plus protein
supplements.

I've picked up some gains in muscle mass that I feel good about, but maybe I've
been taking in too many calories because my love-handles have come back with
the muscle mass.
Not a bunch but it got me to thinking that maybe I should start a cutting phase?

Maybe take 2-3 weeks and do low-weight reps, more cardio, cut the shakes and
reduce my caloric intake. I think I'd still eat 6 times a day, but just less food.
I figure if I lose about 8 lbs, it would kick the handles off. This is the first place I
regain fat, so it should come off quickly from where I'm at now.

Any insights on the cutting phase, and when to stop and start it?


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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 09-04-2006, 10:02 PM
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Based on what you have said, I think you still have a lot to learn. Sounds like you should have a more definite idea of what exactly you are training and when you are training. Also, what you are eating and why and at certain times of the day. Stick with 6 meals, but not less food. That is where it is about quality, not quantity. It is also very reasonable to maintain BF% while bulking. Its all in the diet. I'm not claiming to know shit, but I have been in your shoes before. Cut or bulk? What are you ultimate goals for your body anyway?

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