is it possible to stay on maintenance cals, lift heavy and still get the 6pack to show?? i know it would take more time, but right now im 5'10 170 and i absolutely HATE weighing any less, i just feel way to skinny.........
any comments appreciated, tks
Do some searches on body recomposition. This is really what you are asking about.
Do you have a 6-pack now? If so you could just do a very slow and clean bulk which would keep you as lean as possible and in the end be healthier overall I believe.
Squat - 595lbs -- 270kg -- Dec. 31, '09 (Provincial Record @100kg class)
Bench - 374lbs -- 170kg -- Dec 20, '08 (@100kg class)
Dead - 589lbs -- 267.5kg -- Dec 20, '08 (Provincial Record @100kg class)
Total: 1537lbs -- 697.5kg -- Dec 20, '08 (Provincial Record @ 100kg class)
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nah, no 6-pack yet. im probably 15% bodyfat atm and really dont wanna cut anymore. so what happens if you just stay on maintenance cals and lift day-in and day-out?
surely it has to have some effect on your muscles, i know it's impossible to put on new muscle without a caloric surplus.
You would gain muscle and lose fat... AT THE VERY SAME TIME!~!!1!11. Problem lies in the fact that it's at a sloooooooooooooooooooooooow pace.
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If you want to do this I suggest you do real short (like 30-40 minute) lifting sessions 4x a week and then do HIIT 2 times and distance cardio once per week. Then pair that with eating really clean and a good program and I think you can make pretty decent gains.
Originally Posted by USN1981
If you take in a good amount of proteins, you can get bigger without a caloric surplus (obviously you have still to be around maintanance, not on a low calories regime).