Reply
Results 1 to 6 of 6
  1. #1
    Registered User Pel10's Avatar
    Join Date: May 2019
    Age: 50
    Posts: 89
    Rep Power: 33
    Pel10 is on a distinguished road. (+10) Pel10 is on a distinguished road. (+10) Pel10 is on a distinguished road. (+10) Pel10 is on a distinguished road. (+10) Pel10 is on a distinguished road. (+10) Pel10 is on a distinguished road. (+10) Pel10 is on a distinguished road. (+10) Pel10 is on a distinguished road. (+10) Pel10 is on a distinguished road. (+10) Pel10 is on a distinguished road. (+10) Pel10 is on a distinguished road. (+10)
    Pel10 is offline

    Retaining muscle mass during a cut

    Gyms closed again in my country, but I haven’t completed my cut yet.
    Are weighted pull ups and push ups enough to keep on exercising and retaining muscle mass at the same time?
    I don’t know whether it’s better to continue my cut and rely on weighted push ups and pull ups or just take a break from everything. Any advice?
    Reply With Quote

  2. #2
    Nameless King faithbrah's Avatar
    Join Date: Sep 2018
    Posts: 1,610
    Rep Power: 15316
    faithbrah is a splendid one to behold. (+10000) faithbrah is a splendid one to behold. (+10000) faithbrah is a splendid one to behold. (+10000) faithbrah is a splendid one to behold. (+10000) faithbrah is a splendid one to behold. (+10000) faithbrah is a splendid one to behold. (+10000) faithbrah is a splendid one to behold. (+10000) faithbrah is a splendid one to behold. (+10000) faithbrah is a splendid one to behold. (+10000) faithbrah is a splendid one to behold. (+10000) faithbrah is a splendid one to behold. (+10000)
    faithbrah is offline
    keep cutting or just maintain if you're afraid of losing muscle
    Reply With Quote

  3. #3
    Registered User EiFit91's Avatar
    Join Date: Oct 2020
    Age: 50
    Posts: 16
    Rep Power: 0
    EiFit91 is on a distinguished road. (+10) EiFit91 is on a distinguished road. (+10) EiFit91 is on a distinguished road. (+10) EiFit91 is on a distinguished road. (+10) EiFit91 is on a distinguished road. (+10) EiFit91 is on a distinguished road. (+10) EiFit91 is on a distinguished road. (+10) EiFit91 is on a distinguished road. (+10) EiFit91 is on a distinguished road. (+10) EiFit91 is on a distinguished road. (+10) EiFit91 is on a distinguished road. (+10)
    EiFit91 is offline
    Originally Posted by Pel10 View Post
    Gyms closed again in my country, but I haven’t completed my cut yet.
    Are weighted pull ups and push ups enough to keep on exercising and retaining muscle mass at the same time?
    I don’t know whether it’s better to continue my cut and rely on weighted push ups and pull ups or just take a break from everything. Any advice?
    Weighted pushups should be a good replacement for bench press provided intensity stays the same. There is a study showing that 6RM of bench press and 6RM of weighted pushups (loaded using resistance bands) provide similar strength gains - unfortunately cannot post links yet but the study should be easy to find, the title is "Bench press and push-up at comparable levels of muscle activity results in similar strength gains". I am for different reasons currently using weighted pushups as my primary horizontal pushing movement even though I have a bench at home and I have had no problem maintaining/adding strength.

    This assumes that you are able to safely load the pushup so that it actually provides sufficient resistance (if you don't like resistance bands you could use a weighted vest or a backpack loaded with weights). If you want to control the resistance over time you can measure it by holding your hands at a scale in the pushup position after loading.

    Pullups are really good and easier to load, but you should also replace horizontal pull movements in your program. E.g. replace dumbbell/barbell rows with inverted rows using a table, elevate your feet and/or add weights (backpack) to increase resistance.
    Reply With Quote

  4. #4
    Registered User Pel10's Avatar
    Join Date: May 2019
    Age: 50
    Posts: 89
    Rep Power: 33
    Pel10 is on a distinguished road. (+10) Pel10 is on a distinguished road. (+10) Pel10 is on a distinguished road. (+10) Pel10 is on a distinguished road. (+10) Pel10 is on a distinguished road. (+10) Pel10 is on a distinguished road. (+10) Pel10 is on a distinguished road. (+10) Pel10 is on a distinguished road. (+10) Pel10 is on a distinguished road. (+10) Pel10 is on a distinguished road. (+10) Pel10 is on a distinguished road. (+10)
    Pel10 is offline
    do you think they're enough to retain muscle mass while cutting?
    Reply With Quote

  5. #5
    Registered User EiFit91's Avatar
    Join Date: Oct 2020
    Age: 50
    Posts: 16
    Rep Power: 0
    EiFit91 is on a distinguished road. (+10) EiFit91 is on a distinguished road. (+10) EiFit91 is on a distinguished road. (+10) EiFit91 is on a distinguished road. (+10) EiFit91 is on a distinguished road. (+10) EiFit91 is on a distinguished road. (+10) EiFit91 is on a distinguished road. (+10) EiFit91 is on a distinguished road. (+10) EiFit91 is on a distinguished road. (+10) EiFit91 is on a distinguished road. (+10) EiFit91 is on a distinguished road. (+10)
    EiFit91 is offline
    Originally Posted by Pel10 View Post
    do you think they're enough to retain muscle mass while cutting?
    I think that as long as you keep doing resistance training on a reasonable program, unless you are either already very lean or in a very steep deficit you are unlikely to lose muscle (as long as you are eating enough protein and fat). And for a given training intensity and diet, the source of resistance (calisthenics/weighted calisthenics vs lifting in a gym) should not affect the rate of muscle loss/gain.
    Reply With Quote

  6. #6
    Registered User Pel10's Avatar
    Join Date: May 2019
    Age: 50
    Posts: 89
    Rep Power: 33
    Pel10 is on a distinguished road. (+10) Pel10 is on a distinguished road. (+10) Pel10 is on a distinguished road. (+10) Pel10 is on a distinguished road. (+10) Pel10 is on a distinguished road. (+10) Pel10 is on a distinguished road. (+10) Pel10 is on a distinguished road. (+10) Pel10 is on a distinguished road. (+10) Pel10 is on a distinguished road. (+10) Pel10 is on a distinguished road. (+10) Pel10 is on a distinguished road. (+10)
    Pel10 is offline
    Well I'm not very lean yet so I think I won't be losing much muscle mass
    Reply With Quote

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
www.000webhost.com