View Full Version : Okay, so I'm starting my cut tomorrow, how many lbs. a week should I plan on losing?

07-04-2005, 07:56 PM
I wanna still gain strength while cutting (if that's possible). So, I know I'm gonna have to go gradual. I was planning on 1 lb. a week, do you think that's too much weight loss for wanting to gain strength at the same time? I could do like 0.75 lbs. a week too. And if need be, 0.5 lb. a week.

07-04-2005, 07:58 PM
Or 0.1 even....1lb. is fine.

07-04-2005, 08:00 PM
Lol, well I just want to try my hardest to gain strength at the same time. Thanks.

07-04-2005, 08:12 PM
Yeah dont loose a huge amount of weight week by week....because then you will start loosing the muscle as well as the fat.

07-04-2005, 08:14 PM
I plan not to, thanks. :) So you guys think with 1-lb. a week I can still gain strength?

07-04-2005, 08:16 PM
Man, I'm just not comfortable recommending that an active, seemingly-fit (from your stats) 15-year-old try to lose weight.


07-04-2005, 09:09 PM
It's not much, only 10 lbs. Why would you not want me to cut? I wanna be at a lower BF% to help give me more speed and stamina for MA and stuff. You think it would be unhealthy for me or something?

07-04-2005, 09:55 PM
FD, you're not much bigger than I am - my personal opinion here would be to eat maintenance calories and possibly add in a little bit of post workout cardio - I'm talking 15 minutes of fast incline walking after leg day, 15 minutes of intervals followed by fast incline walking after upper body days - nothing major. Keep your lifting short and intense.

Focus on recomposition rather than weight loss at this point. You should see your body harden up in a reasonably short time from where you are now with little or no net loss of mass.

My .02

07-04-2005, 10:38 PM
built is right, that extra bit of cardio will put you in a slight deficit while letting you gain muscle eating at maintance.

07-04-2005, 10:46 PM
Really? Hm...so maybe I oughtta rethink this cut then. Built, this is what I do:

Monday- Full Body Workout
Tuesday- 15 min. jogging
Wednesday- Full Body Workout
Thursday- 15 min. jogging
Friday- Full Body Workout
Saturday- 15 min. jogging
Sunday- Rest

And so you're saying to add in that light cardio on the lifting days also? And I don't have a treadmill so I dunno how I'd do fast incline walking. What else could I sub in as a light pre-workout cardio?

HolyWars, you just don't want me to do a cut because you wanna pass me up in BF%! Jk...heh.

07-04-2005, 10:51 PM
I just think that unless you went through puberty *really* early you are currently in the prime of your muscle-growth phase of your life. I grew three inches taller from 15 to 18, for example. I'm not saying you're gonna stunt your growth if you cut weight but you could probably gain muscle while eating at maintenance (which is very hard for adults to do).

But I'm not a doctor, not an expert, and not a fitness/health professional.


07-04-2005, 11:00 PM
Thanks for your input.

07-04-2005, 11:02 PM
lol, You routine looks good.

07-04-2005, 11:06 PM
Thanks, why the lol? lol

07-04-2005, 11:10 PM
lol at zimbos post ;)

07-04-2005, 11:12 PM
What's so lol? I just know that if the almighty Built is giving me advice I should probably take it. I mean look how far she's come.

07-04-2005, 11:13 PM
I learned two things on this site. Well Rules sort of

1) built Is always right

2) If builts info seems off, refer to rule number one.

07-04-2005, 11:18 PM
Rofl...nice. And that's a compliment Built. And Built, since all my lifting days are full-body days how should I do the post-workout cardio?

07-04-2005, 11:44 PM
Wow. I'm really feeling the love, guys.

I'm all farklempt. Talk amongst yourselves.


FD, switch to a split routine, focus on heavy compound movements. Go to 4 days, and ditch the cardio on off days for now.

Fast walk/slow jog is fine, so is HIIT. Do both. Breaks it up a bit.

How about that?

07-04-2005, 11:48 PM
FIX...15min of jogging is doing pretty much nothing. Step it up to at least 30, but more like 40, and keep it on the days you have it. That should be sufficient. Your full-body workouts will burn more calories than your cardio anyway.

edit: just saw built's post.

Pick either one, but I know your goals well enough to know that you're more of a full-body workout kinda dood at this point. That's why I suggested just upping the cardio. The weight's gonna come off if you do and "exercise deficit" for sure.

07-05-2005, 12:45 AM
Eat normal, Lift Heavy :D

other than that you should split your routine up like built suggested. That way you can focus on certain areas of your body for development and improvement

07-05-2005, 01:09 AM
At 145 pounds, and at that young of an age, you should be bulking massively. It's a lot easier to carve a boulder then a pebble.

07-05-2005, 01:48 AM
I just started my full-body routine and I really like it so I don't wanna change it after only one week.

07-05-2005, 07:14 AM
:D Enjoy

07-05-2005, 09:43 AM
well i hope you like your results.