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Anyone cutting after a bulk?

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  • Mr_Healthy_HabitsMr_Healthy_Habits Member Posts: 12,133 Member Member Posts: 12,133 Member
    How much cardio do yall do when you're cutting and in what form? I dragged my stairclimber in and I'm spent in 10 minutes. lol

    15m x 5 days/week of HIIT...

    And I never thought I'd say that lol... I was a runner until my knees just couldn't do it anymore
  • sardelsasardelsa Member, Premium Posts: 9,827 Member Member, Premium Posts: 9,827 Member
    How much cardio do yall do when you're cutting and in what form? I dragged my stairclimber in and I'm spent in 10 minutes. lol

    15m x 5 days/week of HIIT...

    And I never thought I'd say that lol... I was a runner until my knees just couldn't do it anymore

    Eeee how do you lift with all that!?? :o
  • Mr_Healthy_HabitsMr_Healthy_Habits Member Posts: 12,133 Member Member Posts: 12,133 Member
    sardelsa wrote: »
    How much cardio do yall do when you're cutting and in what form? I dragged my stairclimber in and I'm spent in 10 minutes. lol

    15m x 5 days/week of HIIT...

    And I never thought I'd say that lol... I was a runner until my knees just couldn't do it anymore

    Eeee how do you lift with all that!?? :o

    Its just 15min per day, 5x/week... On that bowflex max Trainer thingy... I shoot for about 300 calories or so on it...

    I usually lift for 30-45min, then I jump right on the machine, then race off to work 🤷🏽‍♂️
  • cupcakesandproteinshakescupcakesandproteinshakes Member Posts: 813 Member Member Posts: 813 Member
    How much cardio do yall do when you're cutting and in what form? I dragged my stairclimber in and I'm spent in 10 minutes. lol

    Before the gyms shut I was doing a couple of spin classes a week and an hour or so of dance. Usually after lifting. No hit because I hate it. Now I’m mainly walking.
  • KayakerJoeKayakerJoe Member, Premium Posts: 70 Member Member, Premium Posts: 70 Member
    I’m trying to cut but it’s taking time!

    I Bulked to 205 (I’m 185 tall) and down to 195, so a loss of 10 pounds over 8 weeks.

    That seem right?

    404020 1800cals a day workout 4 days (weights) and do some kayaking 2/3 days a week.
  • KHMcGKHMcG Member Posts: 1,003 Member Member Posts: 1,003 Member
    For me... 2 sessions jump rope or 3 sessions swimming per week. Jump rope is way more intense. Try to walk daily.
  • steveko89steveko89 Member Posts: 1,858 Member Member Posts: 1,858 Member
    Does mowing the yard once a week count?

    Edit for a rebrand: wheeled sled push, variable terrain
    edited June 2020
  • jseams1234jseams1234 Member Posts: 1,185 Member Member Posts: 1,185 Member
    California, San Mateo county just got certified to move into phase 3!

    My gym should open soon. I’m scared to see how far I’ve slid... but excited to get back into it. :smile:
    edited June 2020
  • steveko89steveko89 Member Posts: 1,858 Member Member Posts: 1,858 Member
    June has been pretty decent, down 2lbs on average weight and down to 11.7% BF via Skulpt yesterday morning (11.9 on 6/1).

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  • dbanks80dbanks80 Member Posts: 3,673 Member Member Posts: 3,673 Member
    Did anyone else lose Muscle Mass since the quarantine? I lost 5.9 lbs. My gym just opened this week. It was shocking to see and I know I can get it back but it sucks to lose it after all the hard work I put in!! :/
  • steveko89steveko89 Member Posts: 1,858 Member Member Posts: 1,858 Member
    dbanks80 wrote: »
    Did anyone else lose Muscle Mass since the quarantine? I lost 5.9 lbs. My gym just opened this week. It was shocking to see and I know I can get it back but it sucks to lose it after all the hard work I put in!! :/

    Lost muscle is more easily regained than built initially. Depending on methodology, take body fat assessment with a grain of salt. Some devices used by gyms are dubious at best.
  • quiksylver296quiksylver296 Member, Premium Posts: 27,913 Member Member, Premium Posts: 27,913 Member
    steveko89 wrote: »
    dbanks80 wrote: »
    Did anyone else lose Muscle Mass since the quarantine? I lost 5.9 lbs. My gym just opened this week. It was shocking to see and I know I can get it back but it sucks to lose it after all the hard work I put in!! :/

    Lost muscle is more easily regained than built initially. Depending on methodology, take body fat assessment with a grain of salt. Some devices used by gyms are dubious at best.

    I agree with @steveko89. My first thought was "I bet you haven't lost that much," @dbanks80. How did they measure your muscle mass?
  • dbanks80dbanks80 Member Posts: 3,673 Member Member Posts: 3,673 Member
    steveko89 wrote: »
    dbanks80 wrote: »
    Did anyone else lose Muscle Mass since the quarantine? I lost 5.9 lbs. My gym just opened this week. It was shocking to see and I know I can get it back but it sucks to lose it after all the hard work I put in!! :/

    Lost muscle is more easily regained than built initially. Depending on methodology, take body fat assessment with a grain of salt. Some devices used by gyms are dubious at best.

    I agree with @steveko89. My first thought was "I bet you haven't lost that much," @dbanks80. How did they measure your muscle mass?

    On that In-Body Analysis machine. Like my BF went up and MM went down.

    Which is interesting because when I lift I still have the strength. Granted my muscles are SORE as HECK!
    edited July 2020
  • quiksylver296quiksylver296 Member, Premium Posts: 27,913 Member Member, Premium Posts: 27,913 Member
    I've never used one of those. I went looking for reviews (outside of the inbody website) and found this. It looks like your 5.9% is well within the possible statistical anomaly. You could have actually also gained up to 2.1% muscle mass because of the error rate swing.

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    edited July 2020
  • steveko89steveko89 Member Posts: 1,858 Member Member Posts: 1,858 Member
    dbanks80 wrote: »
    steveko89 wrote: »
    dbanks80 wrote: »
    Did anyone else lose Muscle Mass since the quarantine? I lost 5.9 lbs. My gym just opened this week. It was shocking to see and I know I can get it back but it sucks to lose it after all the hard work I put in!! :/

    Lost muscle is more easily regained than built initially. Depending on methodology, take body fat assessment with a grain of salt. Some devices used by gyms are dubious at best.

    I agree with @steveko89. My first thought was "I bet you haven't lost that much," @dbanks80. How did they measure your muscle mass?

    On that In-Body Analysis machine. Like my BF went up and MM went down.

    Which is interesting because when I lift I still have the strength. Granted my muscles are SORE as HECK!

    Inbody-style scanners are subject to wide variation due to hydration and other factors. If my understanding of the technology is correct it will attribute retained glycogen as muscle mass due to conductivity. If you've not lost any strength I would doubt you've actually lost that much muscle and being down on glycogen from not lifting (probably 2-3 lbs based on my experience) would display as lost muscle via standard BIA scanners.
  • dbanks80dbanks80 Member Posts: 3,673 Member Member Posts: 3,673 Member
    I've never used one of those. I went looking for reviews (outside of the inbody website) and found this. It looks like your 5.9% is well within the possible statistical anomaly. You could have actually also gained up to 2.1% muscle mass because of the error rate swing.

    kiqxuhv1q4sr.jpg

    Ok thanks for this info!! I was way up on water retention!!! And my trainer did say water retention plays a part!!

    Thanks to you as well @steveko89! This is all great information!
  • psuLemonpsuLemon Member, MFP Moderator, Greeter, Premium Posts: 37,170 MFP Moderator Member, MFP Moderator, Greeter, Premium Posts: 37,170 MFP Moderator
    Just an update. I am have been consistently up 3-4 lbs lately. I think its injury related as mu back has been giving me issues. But i still look as lean as i did when i was at 164.
  • sardelsasardelsa Member, Premium Posts: 9,827 Member Member, Premium Posts: 9,827 Member
    I am feeling le lost as usual. This sometimes happens after I have been doing the same thing for a while. But I am not too happy with my body composition so something has to change. Recomp is working, that is for sure. My waist is smaller, tighter, loose skin is getting better. However not happy with my lower half. Arg. I am going to take a break then switch programming. I might do a small cut (which I would never recommend to someone with my stats but in my case with my goals and experience I feel like I know how to handle it). I don't even know if I want to bulk in the fall... I will have to see what I am working with then decide. Maybe I will change my mind again.

    I hate not having clear goals. I am all over the place. :(
  • KHMcGKHMcG Member Posts: 1,003 Member Member Posts: 1,003 Member
    @sardelsa maybe a performance goal or fitness skill instead of body shaping?
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