most people, by far, shouldn’t lose strength when they’re cutting.

A lot of people just accepted it as a conclusion that, you’re gonna lose strength when you’re trying to lose weight.

I think that most people, by far, shouldn’t lose strength when they’re cutting. Some exception from that, should be people who are trying to get contest lean, so like below 8-12% body fat or people who are really overweight and ends up completely changing their body.

If you are losing strength, it’s an indication that you’re doing something wrong. And that could be something that you’re doing wrong with your diet or with your training.

In case of diet, if you want to reduce strength loss as much as possible, you either diet more slowly so you should only lose about 1% of bodyweight/week, as a maximum. If you’re 80kg for example, you should lose maximum 0.8kg/week. Or you should fix the imbalance of your macros. From personal experience, I can attest that macronutrients are extremely important in this area. So either you don’t hit your daily protein intake or your carbs are too low, that’s where most people, sabotaged themselves.

When it comes down to a diet, don’t cut stuff completely or do really extreme stuff with your diet, that is when you start to see strength loss and then, when strength loss comes, muscle loss will tends to follow.

Why Do You Lose Strength When You Lose Weight?

When it comes to your training, don’t change everything drastically. A lot of people will start just doing machines and really high rep stuff and forget about the basic strength training that actually built their muscle to begin with. Another potential thing to keep in mind, is to consider reducing your volume. As you get leaner, your capacity to recover decreases a little bit, so you’d rather direct that recovery capacity toward keeping a tensile stimulus on the muscle. That means maintaining whatever weight it was you we’re using on those exercises before you started cutting.

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I started my fitness career in the begining of 2019. ”Johnny” is my real name adapted in english, and ”Rhino” is my nickname. My mission is to erase all the old myths about nutrition and fitness like: 6 meals/day, tons of cardio for fat loss, type of foods(healthy food/bad food), etc. I entered into the fitness industry because I wanted to lose fat and ”specialists” arround me couldn’t help me. I don’t mean they don’t even try, but all the things that I learned from them was ”Broscience” and it didn’t work very well for me. So I started my fitness journey alone and I learned as much as I could in order to lose fat and reveal my muscle and also anytime I got some news imediatly I helped all the gymbros in my gym. Now I want to help as many people as I can, to reveal their physique potential . Everyday I’m searching for new studies to complete my information in order to improve the results of my clients and mine of course. ”No citzen has a right to be an amateur in the matter of physical training. What a disgrace it is for a human to grow old without ever seeing the beauty and strength of which his body is capable.” -Socrates


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