Lets say “John Smith” is a 275lb bodybuilder holding 16% body fat in the off-season. He is smooth but his heavy trainingtrainingtrainingtrainingtrainingtrainingtrainingtraining and high proteinproteinproteinproteinproteinproteinproteinprotein eating have made it possible for his body to hold 275lbs with probably an ideal contest weight of 226-234lbs or so. Since his present diet is allowing him to hold a
“hypothetical” 230lbs of lean mass, what do you think is going to happen on a “cutting diet”….oh he will get ripped but probably at a 60-40 or 70-30 body fat to muscle mass ratio loss. My opinion is to leave the trainingtrainingtrainingtrainingtrainingtrainingtrainingtraining heavy and leave the diet 90% what it is. The only changes I would make are to be religiously strict with low/trace carbs after 6pm and drop dairy 6 weeks out. Let the cardio take off your body fat!
Forty five minutes at a slightly brisk walk on a treadmill first thing in the morning on an empty stomach– on every day except leg days will do it. Add in maybe usnic acid and a thermogenic and your going to end up inside out shredded. That’s from a bodybuilding standpoint as I hate seeing someone gain 15lbs of
muscle from trainingtrainingtrainingtrainingtrainingtrainingtrainingtraining so hard in the off-season just to panic diet it all off trying to get ripped. In a general everyday sense for people who don’t care about losing 8-20lbs of muscle mass on their way down to leanness,–cardio and a cutting diet will work faster for them. Again, the diet I prefer is high proteinproteinproteinproteinproteinproteinproteinprotein , moderate carbs, and moderate good fats (olive oils, flax oils, EFA’s)–your stomach is always going to be full on this diet and I want it to be. A main staple of my way of doing things is cutting carbs at night.
The only carbs coming in after 5, 6, or 7pm (depending on your schedule and your meal timing) are trace carbs found in vegetables and such.