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post #30781 of 49442
SSB forces you to stay more upright along with squatting oly style. Theres carry over to the deadlift because SSB strengthens your back and raw squat because it strengthens your anterior muscles for the squats and teaches you to stay tighter in the abs and chest up.
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I'm trying to prevent attaining any more bulk throughout my chest and back. This is unfortunate, as the major bulking exercises I use are my favourite ones to do. Nothing feels better than pumping out a dozen pull ups with a couple weights hanging from your belt. It's a deep burn, heavy weight, with moderately high reps... I love it. Same goes for bench. I actually struggled for some to increase my bench press, and then I gave up, and reset all my lifts to perfect form, 12-15 reps. Since then, my bench jumped up to 225 1 rep max from 200. All in 6 months or so.
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Originally Posted by conceptionist View Post

The only type of cardio you ever need on a cut is some low intensity walking, around 45-60 mins per day. Some people will say that doing them fasted provides higher rate of fat loss, but i don't recall any studies proving that.

Any intense cardio will hamper your recovery on a calorie deficit. I managed to reach about 7% bf with only four short walks a week and small deficit, like a weight loss of max 1 lb per week. I believe this allowed me to make the strength gains I made during that time.

Yeah, i've read so much research, and so much anecdotal evidence that on a cut cardio is not mandatory, but I can't seem to wrap my head around that. Just gotta get it lodged into my brain somehow. I walk everywhere in the city as is, and I go to the beach pretty much on all my rest days to swim, so as long as I get my diet and macros right cardio should not even be a consideration for me.
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Originally Posted by GraphicNovelty View Post

Yeah cut happens in the kitchen not the gym. Fuck cardio. Just count your calories, do something like IF, and cut down.

The simplest way is to do straight leangains protocol with reverse pyramid training for your workout.

http://www.leangains.com/2008/12/reverse-pyramid-revisited.html

http://doubleyourgains.com/musclebuildingmastermind/The_Leangains_Approach_Final.pdf


Yessir, LG and IF are simply the way I live now. That coupled with an ECA stack should make a two month cut a breeze.
post #30784 of 49442
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Originally Posted by Coldsnap View Post

SSB forces you to stay more upright along with squatting oly style. Theres carry over to the deadlift because SSB strengthens your back and raw squat because it strengthens your anterior muscles for the squats and teaches you to stay tighter in the abs and chest up.

sounds similar to front squats tbh.
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Originally Posted by hendrix View Post

sounds similar to front squats tbh.

Yup it is. I'm leaving my gym and starting YMCA on Monday, just going to swap SSB bar squats with front squats since I don't have access to that bar anymore, everything should be fine.
post #30786 of 49442
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Originally Posted by MarkI View Post

Yeah, i've read so much research, and so much anecdotal evidence that on a cut cardio is not mandatory, but I can't seem to wrap my head around that. Just gotta get it lodged into my brain somehow. I walk everywhere in the city as is, and I go to the beach pretty much on all my rest days to swim, so as long as I get my diet and macros right cardio should not even be a consideration for me.
Yessir, LG and IF are simply the way I live now. That coupled with an ECA stack should make a two month cut a breeze.

LG/IF are pretty awesome, I've been rocking that. Gotta pick up some more E tomorrow, though, I'm going through it so fast at max dosage.

Not eating until lunch is pretty normal for me, so it's pretty simple to hit a cutting target for cals. I don't know why more people don't do it when trying to cut it makes it so much easier. I feel way better about myself when it's like 6 or 7 and I have 1500 cals to go haha.
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How many cals you eating to cut? 1500 left for dinner would mean I only ate 100-700 the rest of the day based on current diet plan. I can generally make it through breakfast without eating, but need a little something for lunch and something pre-workout. Don't like working out fasted.
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Originally Posted by VLSI View Post

How many cals you eating to cut? 1500 left for dinner would mean I only ate 100-700 the rest of the day based on current diet plan. I can generally make it through breakfast without eating, but need a little something for lunch and something pre-workout. Don't like working out fasted.

I made curry chicken for last week, which was essentially just spices, skim milk, chicken and veggies. It was pretty good for what it was. Recipe is here:

http://www.grouprecipes.com/7398/very-healthy-chicken-veggie-curry.html

I usually buy a couple containers of 1% cottage cheese and store them in the fridge at work for days that I forget to bring lunch. I'll eat a container for lunch and be full until dinner, and that's only around like 600 cals. By the time I get out of work I'm usually pretty hungry, but I go right from work to the gym and once I start lifting the hunger goes away, so I don't usually eat again until around 6 or 7.
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Originally Posted by Khayembii Communique View Post

LG/IF are pretty awesome, I've been rocking that. Gotta pick up some more E tomorrow, though, I'm going through it so fast at max dosage.

Not eating until lunch is pretty normal for me, so it's pretty simple to hit a cutting target for cals. I don't know why more people don't do it when trying to cut it makes it so much easier. I feel way better about myself when it's like 6 or 7 and I have 1500 cals to go haha.

I usually east a couple of hardboiled eggs to kill that first hunger pang I get midday, then stuff my face post workout, and subside on green tea and water till bedtime, when I have my protein shake.
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Originally Posted by VLSI View Post

How many cals you eating to cut? 1500 left for dinner would mean I only ate 100-700 the rest of the day based on current diet plan. I can generally make it through breakfast without eating, but need a little something for lunch and something pre-workout. Don't like working out fasted.

Working out fasted after taking EC stack has been the best for me, I can't stand lifting when i've got food jumbling around in my stomach.
post #30790 of 49442
About the cardio on a cut:
What I meant was largely what coldsnap said. Of course, cardio won't necessarily damage your recovery very much but some light walks definitely won't in any way, which is why I recommend it as most people not knowing their stuff ends up burned out otherwise.

Mark, How far do you want to cut? If you want to break sub 10%, try to do the IF protocol the right way (carb and macro cycling with percentadge sized meals pre and post workout). It can sound a bit complicated, but I just had one of my friends (newbie lifter) go from 14ish to 9% in two months while building strength. He made fantastic progress and has a very good base for a bulk now.
post #30791 of 49442
Lulz my training buddy wants to try hyphy mud on Mon.
post #30792 of 49442
managed 80kg hang clean and jerk yesterday.

Not much I know but I was pretty happy because my jerk is a major work in progress.

Also, this article possibly explains why my cleans are weaker than my hang cleans - I'm used to a powerlifting deadlift start position which means I'm too bent over at the start of the second pull, which obviously reduces the power output from the hips.

I'm not sure whether that means I need to get rid of deadlifts and just replace with clean and snatch pulls or whether I can maintain both. Maintaining both might get a bit confusing.
post #30793 of 49442
fuck the dl if youre a weightlifter
Edited by Lagrangian - 6/30/13 at 4:19am
post #30794 of 49442
I personally had the best results on my cut doing HIIT on a stationary bike. Treadmills just don't accelerate fast enough to give you a true sprint.
Edited by TeeKay - 6/30/13 at 9:26am
post #30795 of 49442
I have heard so much shit about cardio on a cut. Me personally I like doing light fasted cardio on a cut. Studies show that kind of cardio helps mobilize fat without hampering recovery from lifts.
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