The cutting phase is generally the least popular part of a bodybuilders training. Cutting means eating less and trying to shed body fat to end up lean whilst maintaining muscle mass.
Unfortunately, cutting down on food and upping cardio can be a stressful experience at the best of times.
With all of this in mind, most people try to get ahead during their cut by experimenting with different training patterns, different diets, and any tips and tricks they can find.
The internet has become a place for active bodybuilders to share their advice and as such, knowledge passed down by people who have been through many cutting cycles is freely available online.
These cutting tips mean less trial and error for amateurs and ultimately, a better cutting phase that gives better results. Here are 10 of our favorite cutting tips to help you shred body fat.
1. Up Your Water Intake
While water does make your body look a bit more ‘bloated’, it has so many benefits that you need to seriously up your intake in order to succeed during a cut.
For starters, water helps stave off hunger. Having a few glasses with a smaller meal will fill you up and allow you to get by without feeling pangs despite fewer calories.
The additional hydration will also help give you energy during workouts, so you’ll be able to push a little harder and ultimately burn more calories.
Thirdly, drinking water as opposed to soft drinks means you won’t be adding empty calories to your already restricted calorie limit. Essentially, water is a ‘free’ drink whereas soda or sugary drinks will cost you precious calories that can be consumed as meals.
2. Cook Your Own Meals
Most bodybuilders become familiar with their kitchens as a matter of necessity.
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