Hi there! If you follow me you probably know that for the last couple of months I’ve been bulking. The idea of bulking was to gain weight, aiming for more muscle mass. Nevertheless I -as expected- gained some extra fat too. Well, bulking season is over and now it’s time to lose some of that newly gained fat! So how am I planning on doing this?
In this post I’m going to give you a short explanation of what I’m changing in my training routine and diet.This is what I’ve got planned for now but of course I might have to make some other changes if these do not work out the way I want them to. If so I’ll update you guys in a month or so.
The last 16 weeks I’ve been eating +3000 calories a day. Great to gain weight, not so great if you want to lose it. I’m starting my cut at +-2000 kcal a day. It’s very important to make sure I’m still eating enough. I want to lose some fat, not muscle mass! Of course the first things I’ll be cutting out of my diet are things like candy and chocolate. -which I’ve been eating plenty lately- That doesn’t mean I am forbidding myself to eat them. If I really feel like having some; I will. It’s called moderation people!
If after 4 weeks there are still no results I might lower my calorie intake a bit, or make sure to burn more calories through the day.
Cardio is back on the schedule! That doesn’t mean I’ll be neglecting my weight training though. I am going to combine the next ways of training to get the best results.
- Weight Training: I’ll be doing more sets, higher reps and less rest in between.
- HIIT: Hooray! Interval runs on the treadmill are back. I am so happy! -not-
- Circuit Training: In circuits you can combine cardio elements with weight training. The high tempo will definitely get that heart rate up. -and my tomato face on-
- Cardio: Inclined treadmill walks, rowing etc. Not so special but will definitely burn some calories.
Losing weight is actually just math; burn more calories than you consume. Personally I’d rather train a bit harder so I can still eat plenty than drastically cut my calories.
I will share my bulking experience with you all as soon as possible! I decided to put this one up first because I got so many questions about how I was going to cut etc.