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#1 Kyle

  • Discipline:Powerlifter
  • Stats:5'11", 195 ish

Posted 08 February 2017 - 06:11 AM

Hey guys,


Just want to get your thoughts on this...


I've been in a caloric deficit (kinda) for a hell of a long time. I figure what I'm going to do now is go up to eating maintenance, and see if I can get my strength up that way. I feel like being at maintenance after being in a deficit for so long will help me put on a (very small) bit amount of muscle, and if I decide to go into a surplus I can hopefully keep the bf % where it is.


Thoughts? Will I be spinning my wheels? Is it a good idea? Should I just continue to be perpetually skinny fat and weak? :D

#2 RJorg

  • Discipline:Powerlifter
  • Stats:5'9", 190lb

Posted 08 February 2017 - 07:42 AM

I think it's a great idea. If you start to get too fluffy, just dial back again.

#3 Brandon


Posted 08 February 2017 - 05:53 PM

Yep, I don't see why you wouldn't go to maintenance or a slight surplus if you're looking to add some mass.

#4 Kyle

  • Discipline:Powerlifter
  • Stats:5'11", 195 ish

Posted 09 February 2017 - 08:01 AM

I figure I'm going to try maintenance and add in a bit more conditioning. I'm scared my strength will stall out if I continue in a deficit.

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