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    Hi,

    I've been running the bodybuilding template for about 18 weeks and have been really enjoying it.

    My question relates to the training frequency in regards to a cutting or bulking phase.

    I'm 35 years old, 189cm and 94kg at about 13-15% bodyfat. My goal was to increase my weight to approximately 100kg and then cut. I'm a relatively new lifter (1-year barbell training) so my gains are quite good and I can increase the weight of most lifts week on week. Daily calories currently sitting at 3300 - 239 protein, 319 carbs and 106 fat.

    My question is do I run the program the same when I hit a cutting phase? Working out 6 days a week is quite tough and I'm worried in a calorie deficit this will be detrimental as fatigue will increase. I would love to hear your thoughts on this?




  • #2
    I wouldn't change it based on what your bodyweight is doing. I also wouldn't expect your fatigue to increase in a modest deficit, particularly if you've previously been exposed to the training.
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    • #3
      Thank you, that's good to know.

      Would increasing the cardio on GPP days be advisable in a cutting phase or word that and a calories deficit lead to too much muscle loss?

      On a separate note, as I've been running all three phases of the bodybuilding template would it be advisable to switch to one of the hypertrophy templates to freshen the training up or should just run the whole training cycle again? I'm interested in hypertrophy aka looking good naked

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      • #4
        Originally posted by kensf2 View Post
        Hi,

        I've been running the bodybuilding template for about 18 weeks and have been really enjoying it.

        My question relates to the training frequency in regards to a cutting or bulking phase.

        I'm 35 years old, 189cm and 94kg at about 13-15% bodyfat. My goal was to increase my weight to approximately 100kg and then cut. I'm a relatively new lifter (1-year barbell training) so my gains are quite good and I can increase the weight of most lifts week on week. Daily calories currently sitting at 3300 - 239 protein, 319 carbs and 106 fat.

        My question is do I run the program the same when I hit a cutting phase? Working out 6 days a week is quite tough and I'm worried in a calorie deficit this will be detrimental as fatigue will increase. I would love to hear your thoughts on this?


        Very nice progress!
        Im 187cm and 94kg seems massive, what is your waist circumference and how did you estimate your bodyfat?

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        • kensf2
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          Thanks! I've always been quite athletic but still quite new to barbell training. I previously did more conditioning type work. I have to say I much prefer weight training. My numbers in the big lifts are pretty pathetic but as I'm interested in hypertrophy that isn't a issue and it's still early days

      • #5
        Originally posted by kensf2 View Post
        Thank you, that's good to know.

        Would increasing the cardio on GPP days be advisable in a cutting phase or word that and a calories deficit lead to too much muscle loss?

        On a separate note, as I've been running all three phases of the bodybuilding template would it be advisable to switch to one of the hypertrophy templates to freshen the training up or should just run the whole training cycle again? I'm interested in hypertrophy aka looking good naked
        I think if you need to add conditioning to increase weight loss, that's fine. I don't think I would do that until there's a stall though.

        I think you could just rerun the template a 2nd time through and be fine!
        Barbell Medicine "With you from bench to bedside"
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        • #6
          Perfect. Thanks for the advice.

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