View Full Version : with cutting, will I lose strength?

04-08-2002, 09:18 AM
Reading Chris's article about arms, it mentions that you need to 'eat big' to get strong---which I agree with...
but at the same time-
you get abs in the kitchen, right?
so I guess I'm asking-
what break down of protein,carbs, and fats do I need to try to lose the gut--and at the same time--keep my strength up?

04-08-2002, 05:11 PM
The foods you eat are important. If you go on low carb foods such as green vegetables, tomatoes, onions then get your protein from lean red meat, eggs, fish and chicken you can pretty much eat as much as you possibly can and you'll lose fat without sacrificing strength.

On workout days you could have a little rice, oatmeal or potatoe to give you an extra energy boost.

If you lose strength you've got the diet bit wrong and you're losing muscle!

if this does happen and you're getting plenty of protein (6 meals a day, minimum 30 g protein each) then you probably need to add slightly more starchy carbs until your strength returns to normal.

04-09-2002, 01:25 PM
Thanks mark..
the first part is what I'm doing---just not fast enough!!!
(I'm mr. instant gratification)