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Hey, Chris here.

So you have a solid foundation of muscle, but you're looking to continue growing while cutting the body fat.

If your main goal is to focus on adding more muscle while getting more defined over time, here's a few things you need to keep in mind:

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Chris Harrington

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  • You should be in a slight calorie deficit in order to get leaner and more defined
  • Being in a slight calorie deficit does NOT mean you cannot continue to grow
  • The most important macronutrient you should be tracking while in a calorie deficit is protein
  • You should focus on strength workouts in order to continue to grow while in a calorie deficit

Here are my 3 personal recommendations:

Recommendation #1 - Calculate Your Total Daily Energy Expenditure (TDEE) +

Your Total Daily Energy Expenditure (TDEE) is a measure of how many calories your body burns in a given day on average. By understanding your TDEE, you can adjust your caloric intake to put yourself in a slight caloric deficit which will help to promote fat loss.

Recommendation #2 - Subtract 300 calories to your TDEE to put yourself in a caloric deficit +

Being in a caloric deficit will help your body to derive its energy from body fat stores. Having a smaller caloric deficit will assure your body is still getting the amount of nutrients it needs to grow muscle while also burning body fat. A proper training routine and adequate protein intake will assure you're still able to grow and get stronger while getting more definition and reducing body fat.

Recommendation #3 - Adopt a program focused on strength +

While in a caloric deficit, you can continue to promote lean muscle mass assuming proper nutrition and a proper training protocol. A strength routine will help to keep your central nervous system (CNS) prime, and will help to keep heavy demand on your muscle fibers. Even though you will be in a slight deficit, you can still promote muscle growth if you're increasing the demands imposed on your muscles while keeping a high enough protein intake to promote tissue growth.

I hope these recommendations were helpful.

If you're serious about reaching these goals, let me help you get there. I've been in your shoes before - having a set fitness goal and some recommendations to get there, but no real clear path as to how! Thinking back on it, I wish I had someone there to teach me the things I know now about proper workout routines and proper nutrition. You can spend years 'figuring it out', or you can have me coach you and show you the way.

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