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    what's going on everyone!
    New to the forum here.
    Very happy to be part of it.


    Anyways onto the question - What do you guys think of recomping rather than cutting?
    My plan is to get down to 10% BF from around 15-17% while making progress and packing on mass, primarily as I'm planning on competing soon.
    As my max cycle dose I'm planning on running 400 Test and 300 Tren.

    Recomp will look something like this - Fasted Cardio 4 - 5 x per week 40 mins, In a 200 cal surplus will be adjusted accordingly, no carbs prior to sleep.
    Recomp would last around 16 weeks... Unless I make fast progress.


    Thanks

  • #2
    It just depends on how lean you want to get vs. how lean you are right now. When you recomp, you typically won't get as lean as fast as if you are primarily focussed on only cutting. I believe that recomping is the best option because it is the best of both worlds -- cutting and growing. You just need to be patient because the progress isn't as obvious week to week.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by BigDawg View Post
      what's going on everyone!
      New to the forum here.
      Very happy to be part of it.


      Anyways onto the question - What do you guys think of recomping rather than cutting?
      My plan is to get down to 10% BF from around 15-17% while making progress and packing on mass, primarily as I'm planning on competing soon.
      As my max cycle dose I'm planning on running 400 Test and 300 Tren.

      Recomp will look something like this - Fasted Cardio 4 - 5 x per week 40 mins, In a 200 cal surplus will be adjusted accordingly, no carbs prior to sleep.
      Recomp would last around 16 weeks... Unless I make fast progress.


      Thanks
      Im of the same thought I prefer putting on lean quality muscle over time instead of massive yo-yo'ing up and down every year..
      personally I just love the look and feel of being relatively lean with decently full muscle bellies year round.

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      • #4
        Interesting ... so you basically Gona eat at maintenance level or 200-300 kcal above that and ‘grow’ muscle while burning your own body fat but pretty much staying at the same bodywheigt yes..?

        would this be a good approach also for a 4-6 week period in the middle of a bulking phase in order to restore insulin sensitivity while keeping bodywheight stable before pushing up again ??

        maybe skip could offer his opinion also!!

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        • #5
          Originally posted by bill2 View Post
          Interesting ... so you basically Gona eat at maintenance level or 200-300 kcal above that and ‘grow’ muscle while burning your own body fat but pretty much staying at the same bodywheigt yes..?

          would this be a good approach also for a 4-6 week period in the middle of a bulking phase in order to restore insulin sensitivity while keeping bodywheight stable before pushing up again ??

          maybe skip could offer his opinion also!!
          Eating at maintenance for the muscle you carry (and a little extra to support growth) but not maintenance for your TOTAL body weight because that would be taking into account your body fat levels, too.

          This could work in the middle of a bulking phase if your bulking phase means gaining muscle and body fat at the same time because calories are too high. Yes, this would definitely be a good move but an even better move is not to "bulk" in the first place and instead go over clean gains while staying leaner and healthier.

          I am just not a proponent of forcing body weight up over time if most of what you are gaining is body fat.

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