View Full Version : Cutting Speed

06-10-2003, 09:06 AM
I usually hear .5 - 1 lbs a week for cutting up.

but i was thinking, im a big guy, 6"4 113-114 kg.
also my bf% is rather high, not sure how high but 20+

also im 17, when i get to bulking again ill slap on some fairly easily.

I know you try to find the best compromise between fat loss and muscle preservation, but wouldn`t it be more effective in my situation if i would go over the lbs per week?

maybe 2 lbs for instance?

06-10-2003, 09:36 AM
I would think that 2lbs per week would be alright for your size, at least for the time being.

06-10-2003, 10:33 AM
Lose as much as you can while holding onto as much muscle as possible. .5-1 lb per week is just the normal amount of weight a person can lose while maintaining muscle mass.

06-10-2003, 11:22 AM
IMO ~ 2 pounds a week would be fine for now.

06-10-2003, 11:28 AM
@ that weight 2lbs per week and body fat of 20%+ would be fine. As you get below 16% smaller loss' would be more desireable so that muscle is not being canabolised.