The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness
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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
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    Time off from working out while cutting?

    Every 10 weeks or so I cut back my workouts to rest physically and mentally. I am now cutting which means I'm cutting calories and increasing my cardio. Since it's hard (if not impossible) to grow while cutting, should I cut back my workouts while cutting?
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    why would you wanna decrease your weight lifting time? that would most likely cost you in lean muscle preservation in the face of cutting.
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    I think that this is really something to take on feel. If you start to feel really rundown on a cut, the first thing I would say would be to take a refeed day and eat everything and all of it, all the time. :evillaugh If that doesn't get you back on track, then try some time off, although one week every ten seems like quite a lot. In general, I would say that you want to keep progressing on all of your lifts, even while cutting. Progress will be a lot slower than on a bulk, but it should still happen (except maybe down at very low body fats, trying to shed the last few pounds). If it doesn't, try the above.
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    I don't take a week off every 10 weeks. I just cut back my workouts either in volume or intensity.
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    If i was taking a break i would eat maintainence calories If you cut and dont lift you will lose too much muscle
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    That helps. Thanks.
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