Yes. The emphasis on counting calories and the myth about "starvation mode" for eating a greater-than-500-calorie deficit. Starvation mode happens under prolonged periods of very, very low calorie consumption. Short-term fasting can actually be beneficial and doesn't destroy muscle tissue.
>>31936886 The cardio is %100 accurate. SS is a good routine Starvation is bad! Starvation does not equal IF. Eating clean is good for health The rest is general and useful information for beginners
The sticky is the best written fitness advice on this planet. Newbies tend not to buy into authority and typically do not follow the sticky properly and cry and bitch when they don't get the results they expected from not doing the program. They lurk online forums and give out advice based off their experiences in 12 weeks of lifting, and they believe their word is more legitimate over a professionally written guideline for beginners, which is obviously dumbed down.
we can never write a sticky everyone agrees on. there's simply too many unanswered questions regard diet and exercise, lots of poor quality/conflicting studies and experts giving conflicting advice. the sticky explains the fundamentals. that should be its main goal, and I think it does a pretty good job of it. people can worry about the details when they get to the level where details matter, but most people never even get there.
>>31936886 never read the sticky but I have qualms with a few well accepted things > fasted cardio is great for fat loss fasted cardio can be detrimental to maintaining muscle imo > anyone who claims to be cutting on >3000 calories stfu > IIFYM stfu > fruit stfu
>>31936886 Congrats OP you have found the ultimate bait
Anyway I can't remember what the sticky says on the subject, but overall bulking/cutting are overemphasized on this noodle swapmeet fitness dinner.
Recomp is not magic, if you weigh 180 as a skinnyfat you can just eat maintenance and lift hard, and you will lose fat and gain muscle while staying the same weight. It's only if you're trying to go under 10% bfat or so where you really need to deliberately cut.
Doing this is much faster than bulking and cutting, cutting reduces muscle growth, and bulking can't increase muscle growth rate beyond the level that you achieve eating maintenance (above 10% bfat of course). You're just spinning your wheels if you bulk/cut, putting on unnecessary fat and taking it off again over and over.
The whole reason bodybuilders bulk/cut is because they go so low in bfat for competition. Maintaining 3% bodyfat for a long time just isn't feasible.
For fatties/skelies, pick your goal weight, find your maintaince for if you weighed that much, and eat that much. Forever. Much simpler, far better results.
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