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    Does my fat help retain LBM?

    I been thinking about this for a bit. When I finished my cycle almost 2 weeks ago I have gained a total of 40-42Lbs. total. Out of this 40 or so pounds about half is useless fat.

    Since being on PCT I have not lost any weight or size so far. I eat and I eat then I eat some more. My weight has not changed and my strength is great. Today I benched the most yet.

    I am pretty much trying to maintain my fat man state until about a month after PCT before starting to cut.


    So, my main question is: If you gain LBM mostly throughout your cycle without the fat(unlike me) is the muscle more likely to come off?

    Or: like in my case, if I lose a pound here or there is it more likely to be fat and not muscle that I am losing?

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    Well, your body will favor excess fat over muscle for fuel in a caloric deficit. So yes, being fat will help preserve muscle if you aren't eating enough.
    But if you are eating enough, I wouldn't think it would make a difference.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bonaparte View Post
    Well, your body will favor excess fat over muscle for fuel in a caloric deficit. So yes, being fat will help preserve muscle if you aren't eating enough.
    But if you are eating enough, I wouldn't think it would make a difference.
    LoL. . . So there almost a positive for having my squishy padding.

    The other good thing I see about having all this fat on. I get to see what kind of diet it takes to maintain my current weight of 225Lbs. And it is a lot of fvcking food.


    225 is quite a bit, never seen it that way until I got here.

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    if you are carring that many lbs of fat it shouldnt be hard to cut and retain lbm. Its when you get real lean its hard to do.
    If people can't tell your on steroids then your doing them wrong

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    Quote Originally Posted by gixxerboy1 View Post
    if you are carring that many lbs of fat it shouldnt be hard to cut and retain lbm. Its when you get real lean its hard to do.

    Nice to hear

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