I had thought about this in the past, and it probably wouldn't change much in what I do, but what do you guys think about the idea that some gains would be wasted during a cut, and therefore you might put off training something?
For instance, lets say you never worked legs before and then after a few years you decided to take a few months to lean down. Would it make sense to hold off on training legs for that time since they likely wouldn't grow much while losing weight but would probably grow pretty rapidly when you began gaining again?
I mean you might get some growth during the cut but obviously nowhere near if you were gaining. At some point strength is going to be limited so maybe it would be better to wait until you can gain the most leg size from that first 50-100lb increase in squats than just not really going anywhere for a few months.
On a similar note, Thibs has mentioned how people shouldn't do IBB during a cut. Part of that is the recovery issue but also there's the fact that you just wouldn't see as good of results that way. What do you guys think??