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Old 12-07-2009, 10:48 PM   #1
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I've been eating a lot over the last couple months, and gained 6.6lbs most of which I'm sure is muscle, because I sure as hell am not getting fatter, I think I may have even lost fat. I'm a noob so I'm not really sure what I should be doing to prepare for cutting down? Should I be eating lots regularly to continue my bulking and speed up metabolism so it burns off lots when I continue with the same weights but less calories and some cardio (cutting down)? Does this sound like I'm going the right way about it? This is the first time in my life I have stuck to a routine longer than a couple weeks (about 3 1/2 months now), so I have no idea. What exites me is that I know I've got biceps bigger than dudes that have been bragging about theirs for the past year, while I've only been at it for almost 4 months, I just need to make them more visable Thanks for any help from the experts.
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Old 12-07-2009, 10:50 PM   #2
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Also, if there are any basic things I should know (besides not cutting down calories TOO much or reducing weights) that may cause me to lose fat AND muscle? That would kind of defeat the purpose.
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Old 12-10-2009, 07:15 AM   #3
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If you're gaining lean mass while losing fat already then why are you looking to change? You want to "cut down" you say but it sounds like you already are doing that slowly (which is good).

You need to be more specific with what exactly your goals are.

Do you want to be more cut?

Do you want to gain muscle?

Do you want to be as strong as possible?

What is most important to you?

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Old 12-14-2009, 05:12 PM   #4
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Well I originally started weights to gain upper body strength because I am training for the Army, but kind of got addicted lol. I want to gain muscle, but being "cut" isn't a huge deal to me, so long as I'm not "flabby".

So probably, muscle gain. The reason I'm looking to cut down is that at my height, my weight would make me appear un healthy with the stupid BMI calculator the military uses for applicants (surprisingly enough most athletes would be overweight), and even with big muscle gains; pull ups, running, and other body weight exersizes are still going to be harder for me if I'm heavier than I need to be

Basically I want bulk muscle gain, but also to cut down to an average level of body fat. While I'm here, would it be fair to say I will be better off leaving my running training (for army) until I get to a "cutting down" stage, so that I lose fat faster and gain fitness, as apposed to trying to gain muscle AND lose fat?
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