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Cutting Plans While Injured

so I strained my right arm pretty bad, looking at a week or two off from upper body work. I’ve been meaning to lean out a bit and since I won’t be working out/growing over the next couple weeks I was considering doing a short cutting cycle.

If I eat at a caloric defecit and only work legs, would I lose a lot of muscle in the upper body? I was thinking of doing lactate-inducing workouts for the legs so that I get a growth hormone surge to benefit my entire body. Also I’ll be getting plenty of protein and HRX, Carbolin 19, REZ-V, ZMA etc. Will this allow me to mantain mass?

Not lifting upper body at all eating in a deficit and NOT wanting to lose any muscle. Um id say no not great plan. why can you not lift with the good side at least??