Below is a quote from DoubleDuce from another thread. Basically he says that he would rather pump up volume in the gym and cardio activities rather than eating less and being scared of doing things that burn muscle.
What do you guys prefer for those of you that have done a cut or are pretty deep into a cut currently? and what is your supported reasoning?
I can see the advantage of both in one hand you have more time because you are spending less time in the gym and still dropping weight/bf, but you may be eating less and hungry more often.
In the other you are probably eating more food but spending more time in the gym and some are concerned that they would be holding on to less muscle due to extra cardio? or is it that you nutrient partitioning would be better and actually maybe holding more muscle with the higher caloric intake paired with extra aerobic activity???
Not to the end of my first serious cut yet, but I can say I’ve become a huge fan of doing more and eating more. Lots of volume in the gym, plenty of conditioning and cardio, and keeping my calories as high as I can. As opposed to dropping calories and trying to avoid doing work that might burn muscle.
I’m down a total of 45 pounds from my heaviest as of this morning. Mine has been more of a long term diet though.
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