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jamieboy22 private msg quote post Address this user
Hey folks,

New to the forum.

I have now moved onto my cutting diet, after three months of bulking. I have nailed my diet. Going with a carb cycle.

However,

Im not sure what sort of programme i could follow?

Any tips/advice would be great
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mikew private msg quote post Address this user
Have you considered PHAT? It is the most popular workout on this board. It should work fine even if you're cutting.

http://www.simplyshredded.com/mega-feature-layne-norton-training-series-full-powerhypertrophy-routine-updated-2011.html
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jamieboy22 private msg quote post Address this user
ive read that, however, me only being a beginner, i cant get my head around it. :S
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I'm a firm believer that almost any program can be used to cut- that's more about diet and cardio. Find a beginner 3 day or 4 day split online. -EK
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jamieboy22 private msg quote post Address this user
Ive got a good programme that i was using for my bulking, if i was placing in some cardio, should the effects be effective for cutting?
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Post it up- let's have a look. -EK
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1 Barbell deadlift 3 sets 8 reps
2 dumbell flat press 3 sets 8 reps
3 dumbell incline press 3 sets 8 reps
4 Lateral pulldown 3 sets 8 reps
5 pull ups 3 sets failure
6 Arnold press 3 sets 8 reps

Thats the first 4 week programme i used when bulking, then changed it up, for another 4 weeks, then final weeks a different programme.

Could i incorporate cardio in there to result in effective cutting?
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Programme two:

1 Dumbbell inc press 5 sets 10 reps
2 dumbell flat press 3 sets 10 reps
3 lateral pulldown 5 sets 10 reps
4 seated row 3 sets 10 reps
5 barbell biceps curl 3 sets 10 reps
6 Tricep pressdown 3 set 10 reps

or..... i was going to follow this...

http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/ryan-hughes-cutting-program.html
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I'm not following your split. Did you do this every day? Twice a week? Where's legs?? I believe the workout you linked is too advanced for your current level. I'd go with something closer to the following: http://www.muscleandstrength.com/workouts/dougs-4-day-split-workout.html -EK
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jamieboy22 private msg quote post Address this user
first programme four days a week for 4 weeks, and the gains i saw were good. I have legs on a seperate programme.
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Start from scratch. You can't do the same thing four days a week. The gains you got were likely because you were new to training, but generally a proper split does just that- splits the body parts up so they are ALL covered during a given week, and not on any consecutive days. Did you look at the link I set up? -EK
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Yeah, thats a possibility i guess, the last week or so ive been doing split training, targetting specific muscles, and ive really felt it afterwards.

Yeah i did, i like the look of that, i could stick to that, and it seems simple enough to stick to aswell. That combined with my diet should see effective results? I need effective results essentially by june 5th. Holiday time.
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That link is for building muscle? I need to cut fat off and maintain muscle. I know i cant build it the same time.

Im sure you know better than i do? Have i misunderstood, will this still provide me with adequate fat loss?
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As I said, any good routine can be used on a cut, because losing fat is more about diet and cardio. Many people use the PHAT program here (and personally, I would advise that one as well), but you did not seem to want to do that, so I offered a simpler alternative. Ideally, you still want to lift as heavy as you can, as if you were trying to build, in order to maintain and keep any muscle loss to a minimum. -EK
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jamieboy22 private msg quote post Address this user
Thanks,

I just didnt seem to understand the PHAT one, being a beginner.
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What specific questions do you have? Perhaps we can help you out. -EK
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I just dont understand some of the "jargon" behind PHAT. I.e some of the exercises, whats hypertrophy? It all seems very complicated. Why cant i just go running for an hour each day lol. Much simpler haha. Although i know its not all so simple.
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Hypertrophy refers to muscle growth. A muscle can only do two things: grow (hypertrophy) or shrink (atrophy). -EK
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