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09-30-2006, 08:09 PM
Can I gain muscle mass and lose fat at the same time? I know I'm supposed to consume at least a gram of protein and half a gram of fat per pound of LBM everyday. Anyone know?

I ask this because a while ago in this forum, someone told me that as a youngen (16 year old), I should be able to gain muscle and lose fat at the same time.

09-30-2006, 08:35 PM
anyone know?

09-30-2006, 09:00 PM
It's really only possible for a short while if you're just starting lifting. Once the newbie gains wear off it becomes impossible to do both at the same time. Lift hard on a caloric deficit to cut fat and attempt to maintain muscle. Lift hard on a caloric surplus to build muscle.

09-30-2006, 09:20 PM
aright. So I shouldn't use the 5x5 routine on a cut. damn. Am I right?

09-30-2006, 09:47 PM
Am I right, anybody?

Mr. D
09-30-2006, 10:28 PM
As been instructed to me, while on cut, go with low rep heavy weight sets. 5x5 does fit into this. Follow Baby Got Back. Its a great routine.

10-02-2006, 02:30 PM
5x5? but 5x5 is for progress. When I read the training primer, it says that if u're not gaining weight by the amount u eat, then you're not eating the right way. See, with 5x5, you'll be making progress. But I wanna go on a cut, so 5x5 wouldn't work on a cut. Am I right?
O, and btw. I did BGB already. I'm thinking of WBB1 or WBB2. I wanna do a different routine now.

10-02-2006, 02:42 PM
Your way to young, and don't have near the exeperience/training to be worrying about this. Pick a routine that focuses on heavy compounds, stick to it for 4-6 months, eat clean, and get plenty of rest and sleep. 5x5, BGB, wbb1 will all work.

10-02-2006, 02:49 PM
5x5 is great on a cut because it preserves LBM without being overly taxing.

Just use it with the muscle arrangement for BGB or whatever lifting split you like.