How to cut after bulking up with prohormones

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How to cut after bulking up with prohormones
Lifting, dieting and cardio are necessary to maximise fat loss while preserving muscle. (buttocks image by Andrey Kiselev from

Bulking up is a difficult process which requires dedication to your diet and weight-training regimen. If you used prohormones during your bulking phase, you may have gained even more muscle than naturally possible for your body. To preserve this additional muscle while cutting calories, you need to complete your prohormone cycles as suggested on your bottle. Discontinuing prohormone use may result in significant muscle loss during your cutting phase.

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Things you need

  • Prohormone supplements
  • Gym membership
  • Running shoes

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    Continue taking your prohormones during your cutting phase. Your body naturally uses both muscle and fat as energy when you restrict the number of calories. Using prohormones may force your body to "save" your hard-earned muscle while maximising fat loss, according to bodybuilding supplement manufacturers.

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    Lift heavy during your cutting phase. Do not use light weights and high repetitions. This practice does not force your muscles to use every muscle fibre. Three to seven heavy reps per set will force your deepest fast-twitch muscle fibres to activate during lifting, according to strength experts. You should lift four times a week.The body will only keep the body tissue it needs during a cutting phase. If you do not use every muscle fibre consistently during cutting, your body will use that unnecessary muscle as energy to fuel your body.

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    Cut 500 calories a day from your diet immediately. If you are using prohormones, you probably are an experienced bodybuilder and this calorie deficit will not impact lean body tissue. This will result in a calorie deficit of 3,500 Kcal in the first week. One pound of fat is made up of 3,500 calories, so you will lose at least one pound during this first week of cutting from diet alone.

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    Increase your calorie deficit each week. The subtractions should be slight. However, heavyweight bodybuilders may want to subtract an additional 250 calories/day per week so they can lose two to three pounds every week. This is not advisable for smaller-strength athletes, because you will lose too much weight too quickly. Therefore some of your weight loss will be muscle. A 50 to 100 calorie subtraction should be enough according to fat-loss experts.

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    Perfom high intensity cardio workouts three to five times a week to force your body to lose more fat. Each workout should last for 30 minutes. Complete this workout after your weight training. Doing cardio before weight training will use up some of the needed energy for maximal lifting. Thirty second sprints followed by one minute rest periods are ideal for losing body fat, according to exercise experts. Perfom these sprints on a track, bike, stair machine and/or in a pool.

Tips and warnings

  • Monitor and adjust your calorie deficit every week. If you feel you are losing too much weight too fast, add some calories to your diet or ease up on the cardio. Stop subtracting calories when you reach your desired weight or have achieved the physique you want.
  • Prohormones are "steroid like" substances and should be taken with care as your body can have adverse reactions to them, according to the Build Muscle Gain Weight Fast Guide.

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