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Options: Same Weight, or Cut/Bulk?


#1

I want to gain 4.5 more lbs of muscle and lose 7 more lbs of fat. I would like to accomplish as much of this as possible in the next 6 weeks.

Not counting muscle or fat percentages, I would like to lose about 3 lbs total. Should I:

  1. Cut down by about 7 lbs first, then bulk up second; (weight training the entire time, of course)

  2. Cut down by just 3 lbs while still doing intense weight training, then maintain the weight, and try to shift body composition?

I would appreciate advice from people who have tried both methods before.


#2

Not to come off the wrong way, but if you can accomplish this kind of metabolic micro management in six weeks, especially for a woman my hat will be way off to ya. I only say that because I see disappointment in your future if there was a sudden important event that spurred this decision.


#3

6 weeks? Even on 'roidz, that sounds overly ambitious. 6 months sounds more appropriate.


#4

I don't expect to get there is 6 weeks. As I said, I'd like to accomplish as much as possible in the next six weeks (even if that's just a start on it.)

In other words, which way is best to start - cut, then bulk, or maintain and change body composition.

The only reason I even mentioned the time frame is if both methods would work, but from someone's point of view, one would look better over the next six weeks compared to another.


#5

If you post pictures we can get a better idea and make a better decision of where you are and what you should be looking to do.

Olesya

www.musclewithattitude.com