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Old 08-30-2005, 05:23 AM   #1
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Arrow cutting

Hi there I have been doing some pretty heavy muscle building work for the last few months but am currently trying to undergo the 'cutting' phase of weight training to strip away some of the fat and lkook more defined and am keen to hear any advice you may have.

I understand the basic principles i.e increasing cardio work, decreasing calories, cutting carbs down, doing lighter weights to tone up rather than bulk up, just keen to hear any practical advice that may speed the process up or give a little added extra to get my body fat % down.

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Old 08-30-2005, 06:47 AM   #2
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Re: cutting

This would better be answered on the exercise board. However, you are on the right track the key to cutting is a clean diet and cardio. Mostly your diet though, lean meats, veggies, minimal dairy and fruits, nuts, making sure you get at least 1 gram of protein per pound you weigh. You're on the right track.

Old 08-30-2005, 09:10 AM   #3
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Re: cutting

There really is no such thing as lighter weights to "cut"

The cut look comes from less fat on muscle. Youre better off trying to lose as much fat as possible while still doing your regular weight routine. Or at least level off to keep the muscles you have in good shape. Lightening weights will do nothing for your muscles.

the more muscle you have the more fat youll burn anyways so dont go light on that!

Old 08-30-2005, 11:35 AM   #4
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Re: cutting

I agree. Continue to lift heavier-moderate weights. The idea that lighter weights tone while heavier weights build, is a complete myth. You're either building muscle or you're not.

Like Mstngfan said, that toned appearance is when the body fat is low enough that the muscle shows through more and appears more defined.

You could utilize supplements such as L-Glutamine to help maintain muscle mass during cardio. (Although there is some debate about the usefulness of this product.) Some bodybuilders include Creatine in their supplementation during both the bulking and cutting phase as well.

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