Something that has always eluded me is why anyone would cut using anything below what their target maintenance caloric level will be. Let’s say I’m bulking at 3300 calories per day, and my target maintenance will be about 2500 calories.
Why would I cut using anything less than 2500 calories per day? I get it if you have a show to do. But otherwise, why would you do this? You’re just losing excess muscle by cutting that extremely, and honestly isn’t it worth those few extra weeks it’ll take to get to your goal if you can save some of the muscle you just spent time building?