Thread: cardio and losing size/strength
06-23-2005, 07:11 PM #1
cardio and losing size/strength
I'm sorry if all of you have heard this topic many times before...I have tried a lot to minimize muscle loss while I am cutting. I try taking glutamine before I go to bed...I try to minimize the carbs after my PWO. I've really only been in cutting stage for about 2 weeks now..I have been doing cardio 4 times a week or so on an empty stomach in the morning for 30-40 minutes.
Anyway, today I could only get 280 for 5 (bench)and that isn't nearly up to par to what I usually do. I usually sleep til about 2 p.m. so I am thinking about waking up at 9 am or so and eating then going back to sleep. (I have nothing to do its summer). Will this help? I have heard many times it is impossible to do both at the same time..but I have also heard otherwise. Someone help??
06-24-2005, 12:28 AM #2
06-24-2005, 03:30 PM #3
I'm feeling the effects of cutting also. My max on bench has went from 355 down to about 315 since ive started cutting. For some reason I always lose a decent amount of upperbody strength while cutting but no loss of strength in the legs though. I dont know how some ppl cut and dont really lose any strength at all.
06-24-2005, 03:44 PM #4
man...40 lbs thats no good..How much weight have you lost??
06-24-2005, 09:54 PM #5
About 25lbs, this happens every year it seems like as soon as i start to drop my carbs my strength goes to crap. I keep my protein high while cutting its around 340 grams a day and i still get the same effect. Maybe its the extra cushion for the pushin that helps me out a lil when i have that extra weight on.
06-24-2005, 11:39 PM #6
when i cut i usually do it more subtle. i dont do a drastic diet and cardio change. i will start out with cardio in the morning, while the next few weeks changing my diet, by small amounts though.. i feel like my body isnt crashing when i do it like this.
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