OK, now that I know what cutting is...how do you go about doing it? Is their a routine?
Man, I wanted to start the WBB routine and I was so ready but I keep reading on in the forums and I don't want to get big with no tone. I'm not a bulky-type big. I'm almost 6' 4'' and weigh about 180-185. If cutting does what it's supposed to do, maybe I'll see my abs (as a 6-pack) for once. I wouldn't mind just being cut this summer without being overly-large but I don't know if I should do the cutting or the WBB routine. Which one? And what is a cutting routine like?
There is no such thing as a "cutting routine." You cut by consuming less calories than your caloric maintenance level thereby reducing bodyfat %. You will not become overly large this summer by following the wbb routines. The most muscle you can hope to put on given the proper training, rest, and diet is 1lb/week.
man i cut till my bf was so low. then i felt bad cause i was one skinny mofo. big is better than buf, as long as you dont exceed 12% bf
sh*t i put on 30 lbs in the past two months, i doubt more than 8 of that is fat
So if I go on the WBB routine, am I going to look like I just gained weight? Main thing for me is, how will I look in June without a shirt on?
You can't expect instant gains by June. If you try the wbb routine, train hard, get enough rest, and EAT, you will start seeing gains over time. Some things to read:
Horseman you`re giving him false hopes theres no way he can put a lb of muscle on in a week..that would mean he could put on 52lb of muscle in a year ??? ( that`d be cool ).
Rememeber after every dark night, comes a bright day so no matter how hard it gets stick ya chest out, keep ya head up and handle it ! - Tupac shakur
I have been cutting for the last 2 months and went from about 185 pounds to about 173-175. Now that i have my abs and looked more ripped, i wonder was it all worth it. I basically cut down on my carb intake maintaining alot of protein consumption and threw in some cardio about 3 times a week. weirdly, I have maintained my strength in all my routines yet people comment on how i look like i have lost weight. its not a good feeling, if i had the chance i would have maintained with my bulking and just kept going from there. I would suggest to proceed with the wbb routine and by just watching your diet you shouldn't gain too much excess fat.
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Some people have been able to gain a tremendous amount of good weight within a year but they are young and exceptions to the rule. Actually I wrote that the most lean body mass gained per week could be 1 lb. I am suggesting that it is possible. I was not guaranteeing the result. Given the indeterminate age of WillyTheGreat, I suggsted reading the links below to start. Besides http://www.wannabebig.com/article.php?articleid=68 the other links combine to provide a good view of what to expect and how to go about achieving the goal of getting bigger and stronger.