Random health and exercise thoughts - Page 3442
Its still very simple. Eat less calories than you burn. The fact that you suddenly burn less just means that you have to adjust the calories or your activity level.
@msg There's no need for any special diet and the whole idea of a special diet for aesthetic shows a lack of understanding of nutrition. Just eat good food at a caloric deficit with adequate protein. Pretty much everyone knows what that is and they will be able to reach sub 10 bf (for men) if they just stick to it.
There is the real issue of catabolic damage. IMO once you get down to where your deficit is more than ~1000kcal or ~40% of your normal maintenance, unless you are like morbidly obese you are probably doing metabolic damage. I did a cut once where I think my average deficit was ~1300-1400 from baseline. Felt like complete shit, lifts were garbage, muscles were flat and when I got down to "target weight" I put back about 10lbs in a week or so. Rather take my time and stay above that threshold.
This sounds like an issue of bad planning and strategy. If you are on very low calories, training can obviously suck. Also pretty well known that you gain back body fat fast when you come off a cut, especially if you got very lean. If you lose mostly fat in a weight loss, its mostly fat you're gonna gain when you go back to eating at a surplus, unless you are naturally lean/never been fat.
Did two shorter workouts (~35 mins) yesterday and today. Felt pretty good to turn the intensity up for a shorter time. Dat burn doe.
Worked in db step ups again today. Those felt pretty good. I feel awkward with how to position my knees when doing split squats. might have to try taking a step back instead of forward to position right next time.