I feel like I’m quite experienced in terms of knowing my own body and how it reacts etc. I have never really done cardio and never felt the need to go on a ‘cut’. I haven’t ever felt the need to phase my training and diet in terms of cutting and bulking as, probably due to being young, I never used to have a problem keeping bf low.
Over the last two years or so I have noticed that I put on fat a lot easier (23 yrs old now) and so I am thinking of going on a ‘cut’. One of my biggest motivations is being able to increase the amount of weight I can lift and breaking PBs.
On a cut with below maintenance calories, I often hear people say, “you should be able to maintain your muscle or keep most of it”. Does that mean that I should not expect to increase the lbs each week? I never really weigh myself and have always judged my improvement through strength increases. I want to know what to expect if I go on a cut. Should I be disheartened if my poundages stay the same or even go down?