You read all the time about losing muscle mass during a cut but does anyone know of any research on real stats? Like a typical ratio, people usually say when you bulk it’s about 70-80% muscle the rest fat is it the opposite on the way down?
I’m also curious about speed of muscle loss, is this something that takes months of below maintenance calorie intake or are we talking days? If you do a 10 day restriction to clean up a bit is there really any chance of muscle loss in such a short time. I’ve been told your body won’t scavenge muscle in such a short period but I’d love to hear if anyone has any real research they could point to.