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How to Maintain Muscle Mass Whilst Dieting

Posted on July 8, 2014 by BBWarehouse There have been 0 comments

Maintaining muscle mass whilst dieting

As its known, a calorie deficit diet can cause the muscles to be ‘catabolic’, which means that your muscles breakdown. For me personally its important to supplement my diet with amino acids; especially around cardio and/or training time. To ensure that I get the aminos i need, I use 5 grams of Bodybuilding Warehouse Bcaas before, during and after cardio and weight training session. how to maintain muscle mass


When it comes to weight training, I believe that lifting heavy tends to help with maintaining the muscle mass. As the calories drop, the strengths can decrease but it’s important to keep track of your lifts and still try to progress at the gym. I tend to mix different training techniques when it comes to my weight training for competition and photoshoots. Here is an example of leg training that I would perform 1-2 times a week:

Leg training (quads + hamstrings)

-      3 sets of lying curl machine (12,8,6 reps)

-      5 sets of 5 reps on squats (2 seconds pause at the bottom)

-      4 sets of Romanian deadlifts (10 reps on each set, increasing weight every set)

-      3 Supersets of leg press with hack squats – perform 8-12 reps on leg press, then go straight into hack squat (20-30 reps)

-      Leg extensions FST-7 (7 sets of 12 reps with only 30 seconds rest in between set) – also known as ‘Fascia Stretching Training)


By Matt Hupalo Follow me on Twitter @Matt_Hupalo

on behalf of  Bodybuilding Warehouse

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