So you’ve never done a cutting phase eh? Welcome to a world of hell!! This sport is hard enough with the dedication required to training, food selection and the time needed to spend doing it but with the addition of cutting you will find out why it is so difficult. Most people dont have the mental resolve to reach their goals and instead make excuses…especially when it comes to getting their diets in order. Now for some answers to your questions.
#1. Your weight training routine does not matter a whole lot when cutting…I think you should still maintain some heavy sets to maintain strength and muscle size but you could also get great results following a GBC type program. You’ll probably have to add in some cardiovascular activity as well.
#2. If you’ve been following a mass building diet and you’ve been gaining weight then you’ll need to subtract some calories to figure out how many calories it takes to maintain your weight. After you have this number simply deduct 300-500 calories per day as a starting point.
#3. As far as supplements go thermogenic compounds and other fat loss supps such as T2 really help to get the fat loss going. Anabolics such as androsol etc. help to maintain the muscle while dieting. You’ll probably lose a tad of muscle even if you do everything 100% correct…just try to avoid pissing away a lot of muscle by cutting calories too much and overdieting.
#4. Here is how I recommend people use aerobics and supplements for fat loss. If you have enough time then this will work for you as well. First, get your diet and training (weight training not cardio) in order and see how your body responds, you’ll probably find you’ll shed quite a bit just from the diet. Second, when you stop shedding the fat from diet and weights alone add in about 20-30 minutes worth of cardio on training days. When this stops working add in 20-30 minutes of cardio in the morning on non-training days along with the cardio on training days. When this stops working keep diet and training the same but add in some thermogenic products such as MD6 and T2.(take the recommended amount) If you do this and still don’t get as lean as you need you could add in another morning session of cardio on training days along with lowering your carbohydrate intake down to 60 grams or less per day for a couple of weeks and this should do the trick.