View Full Version : Cutting/Losing Muscle ? Explanation

04-17-2002, 12:39 PM
I'd like to discuss the assumed loss of muscle mass whist cutting.

I would agree a person will lose measurable SIZE, with the liquid lost and so on, your muscles will FEEL smaller, certainly. In fact, the entire body will FEEL significantly smaller.

Yes, daily calories are a bit below maintenance, but isn't the trick to have the body use fat storage as a means to provide the required energy ? If ones diet is set properly how is it assumed muscle will also be used for energy ?

I'm looking for a scientific explanation, not personal opinions, as everything I've read indicates muscle will only be lost through atrophy.

04-17-2002, 01:48 PM
How about all the countless people who measure their muscle mass before and after and have found a decrease.