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WS4SB - Cutting


#1

I just started up the WS4SB a couple of weeks ago for a change of pace and to get a little powerlifting into my program.

I am going to be starting up my cut soon following a timed carbohydrate diet of carbs only pre and post workout and probably a carb filled breakfast on leg day.

What are the general thoughts on using WS4SB to maintain strength/muscle during a cut? Would I be better off doing a higher volume approach, or do you think this would work well?


#2

Lower volume, higher frequency, and lower reps, higher weight are what’s mostly endorsed around here for optimal training during a cut. If WS4SB allows for all these you’re in good shape. Maintaining muscle is a good goal, but you shouldn’t shoot to just maintain strength. There is no reason you can’t improve your strength while cutting albeit a tad slower than with a hypercaloric diet.

Your diet is what will mostly determine your success, though. Morning walks are also good to clear the mind and jump start the day.


#3

If you’re an actual skinny bastard you have no business cutting. The girls at the beach won’t be too disappointed if your abz aren’t as hawt this summer…