The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness
Latest Article

The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

Itís no secret that when people contradict themselves, it has the effect of making the flaws in their actions or statements seem glaringly obvious. But what about when WE ourselves get caught contradicting ourselves by someone else?

By: Nick Tumminello Added: January 6th, 2014
More Recent Articles
Contrast Training for Size
By: Lee Boyce
An Interview with Marianne Kane of Girls Gone Strong
By: Jordan Syatt
What Supplements Should I be Taking? By: Jay Wainwright
Bench Like a Girl By: Julia Ladewski
Some Thoughts on Building a Big Pull By: Christopher Mason

Facebook Join Facebook Group       Twitter Follow on Twitter       rss Subscribe via RSS
Results 1 to 5 of 5
  1. #1
    must eat more
    Join Date
    Aug 2001
    Location
    Texas
    Posts
    87

    cutting macros same as bulking macros?

    the idea is to be in a calorie defecit, but is it better to change macros too or keep them the same just reduce the total calories?

    is it better to do cardio AND be in a calorie defecit or just cut calories and keep the normal weightlifting routine?
    nzk

  2.    Support Wannabebig and use AtLarge Nutrition Supplements!


  3. #2
    Chubbilicious. VikingWarlord's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Inderminapolis.
    Posts
    3,762
    You can't keep macros the same and reduce calories. Macronutrients are where your calories come from. You don't need as much of anything on a cut as you do on a bulk, so reduce everything overall. Figure out your total intake needs, keep protein intake up (1-1.25g/lb LBM is the usual recommendation) and then fill in the rest however you want. Some people respond to low fat, some to low carb. I prefer the low carb option but everyone's different. Keep it simple until simple stops working.

    As for the second question, if you don't have a whole lot of fat to lose, you can boost your cardio some but stick to intervals and complexes and things of that nature over long steady state sessions. If you do have a lot of fat to lose, you should do some cardio just to keep everything working, but lifting heavy in a deficit will get things started. Again, keep it simple until simple stops working.

    Lifting routine may stay the same although you should be prepared to reduce volume if you're in a big deficit. You might not be able to make it through the same sessions you did when you had extra calories. Again, everyone's different. Listen to your body.
    If one person can do something, anyone can learn to do it.
    Do what you've always done and get what you've always gotten.
    There is no failure, only feedback.

    "Journey of 1000 miles starts with a single step".--Lao Tzu

    Pro-Choice...ON EVERYTHING.

  4. #3
    must eat more
    Join Date
    Aug 2001
    Location
    Texas
    Posts
    87
    great info, thanks!
    nzk

  5. #4
    I drink your milkshake twm's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Posts
    1,852
    just wanted to throw in that i have always done low carb while dieting before...

    I am doing low fat now with moderate carb and I am having MUCH faster results. I'm pretty suprised as to how much more effective it has been for me in terms of fat reduction, time elapsed and increased strength. outside variables include 30 minutes daily of cardio whereas I relied completely on diet before.

    good luck w/ the diet

  6. #5
    must eat more
    Join Date
    Aug 2001
    Location
    Texas
    Posts
    87
    Thanks, low fat is much easier to do imagine. Will give it a shot.
    nzk

Similar Threads

  1. Bulking and Cutting
    By Jorge Sanchez in forum Bodybuilding & Weight Training
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 05-21-2005, 02:03 PM
  2. Bulking / Cutting Q's
    By swigger in forum Bodybuilding & Weight Training
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 05-19-2005, 03:13 PM
  3. Should I be cutting or bulking?
    By Jas in forum Bodybuilding & Weight Training
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 02-01-2005, 03:03 PM
  4. Bulking to cutting?
    By TommyLee in forum Diet and Nutrition
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 02-19-2003, 02:14 AM
  5. help - 6-8 weeks left of cutting before bulking
    By xzioptix in forum Diet and Nutrition
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: 07-10-2002, 10:54 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •