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How Do You Change Your Routine Whilst Cutting?


#1

Hi everyone,

I'm new here, I've been reading a lot and have taken a lot of good information from this website. I am currently losing some fat (using Leangains style IF) and after suffering from a hernia, I've been training full body 3 times a week using restrictive exercises and intensity. I'm feeling better now so I'm thinking of going back to 4 day (2 upper/2 lower) routine, which has always worked well for me.

My question here is how do people change their routines when they are cutting? Do you decrease frequency/load? Change your rep scheme?

Many Thanks


#2

The only thing I alter is that I include small amounts of cardio on the days I don’t hit the weights. Other than that, I don’t change a thing.

S


#3

I wouldn’t go for new 1RMs, but other than that I wouldn’t change anything.

I think Centopani, in one of his vids, talks about how you shouldn’t change anything while cutting for a comp, because if it’s what got you the muscle in the first place, it’ll be what helps you keep it.


#4

Drop cals

Add steady state cardio and HIT cardio one off day…not on the same day,alternate


#5

[quote]The Mighty Stu wrote:
The only thing I alter is that I include small amounts of cardio on the days I don’t hit the weights. Other than that, I don’t change a thing.

S[/quote]

What he said. Don’t change your lifting. Only diet and then add in cardio later on if necessary.