Tyinstl said[quote][cite]TexanMan82 said[/cite]
Just remember that your metabolism will be much faster after having gained the muscle, so it should be easier to lose the fat.
So THAT's why we do bulk and cut cycles: to get muscle that bumps up our metabolism so we CAN lose the fat. I see now, thanks a bunch
But how do we keep the muscle when we trim? I have a feeling that if I eat fewer calories than I need to sustain my weight, it'll eat my muscles.[/quote]
Exactly. This is exactly why, in my opinion, people go about trying to lose weight all wrong. If you just try to lose weight by doing a bunch of cardio and not focusing on muslce gain, you may actually slow your metabolism by eating into muscle. Add in the fact that people are probably restricting their calories and you've got a recipe for catabolism.
People need to focus on gaining some muscle, THEN losing weight. Plus, you'll look better ocne you've lost the weight because you have muscle to fill in.
Regarding the loss of muscle during cuts. It happens. It's hard to be on a calorie restricted diet and NOT lose some muscle. The key is eating properly to minimize the loss. It can be done, but it takes work. But, you'll "look" bigger after a cut because of the added definition.
Bulking is much more fun than cutting.