Im stumped on something:
In the past I had a trial and error run. (December 2011) I bulked to 235lb in hopes of new strength and size. I got both. I wanted to cut to about 220lb for college ball, especially since I was changing positions. I started cutting (March 2012) and in a heartbeat, I dropped to 205lb and lost muscle strength, and minimal bodyfat. It was a nightmare.
I have since learned a lot, now staying at 215-220lb and getting stronger, faster and conditioned with football training at my new college. (Transferred this past january from a D-1 school.)
I want to learn more about the cutting topic for my general interest, however.
When someone cuts, do they lose muscle from the calorie deficit or lack of protein intake? If a person at 235lb, shooting for 220lb with minimal/all fat loss for those 15lb in mind, can they keep their protein intake at 220 grams a day and not worry to much with calorie counting (within reason), so long as they know they are getting that protein?
"All people dream but not equally. Those who dream by night in the recesses of their minds wake in the day to find that it was vanity; but the dreamers of the day are dangerous ones, for they may act their dream with open eyes to make it possible."