richln wrote: »
Thanks for posting this. I respect all of these guys very much, but I didn't hear anything here that challenges my preconceived opinions.
The best anti-reverse argument I got out of it is that it is better to get back to a healthy hormonal environment as fast as possible to start making progress again. They acknowledge that this will probably result in a little more initial fat gain, but the tradeoff is worth it to get healthy faster. This is important for the bodybuilder who cuts to crazy low bf and needs to make the most progress possible out of a limited offseason, but not really as important for people who don't cut so deep and are not in a hurry to gain. The observation that most of their clients can't properly adhere to a reverse diet is probably due to their clients being mostly competitors going to really low bf.
The comments about "fat memory" existing as an analogy to muscle memory were interesting. I am looking to forward to Menno's new paper about metabolic adaptation, sounds like it should be good.
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