Cutting and cortisol

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Daniel_T
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Cutting and cortisol

#1 Postby Daniel_T » Tue Nov 17, 2015 3:00 pm

Suppose I jog eight miles twice a week at 8 MPH. If I do that in a caloric deficit of 500-1000 Cal/day, will I waste muscle?

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Re: Cutting and cortisol

#2 Postby VeganBadass_CO » Tue Nov 24, 2015 11:57 am

Hmm.....I guess I would say that it 'depends'. (love that answer right?)

Not my strong area, but....if you're overall micronutrients are good, you're getting all the good from whole-foods, and targeting your deficit to lean up(?), you should be working in the fatburning zone. Better still, if you did your runs on an empty stomach like first thing in the morning. Then eat as normal.

Depends I guess on your goals? Sounds like looking to lean up, while maintaining functional body mass (muscle). If you're also looking at losing weight, I might suggest first figuring out your BMR and how many calories you need based on your typical activities. Then, if you're looking to lean up, move some of your exercises around, like I said, do your run 1st thing in the morning, keep everything else (foods/calories) the same, see how it goes in a week? If results not what you need, then look to lower calories by like 5-10%....repeat.

Curious to see whatelse gets suggested?


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