0

Here is the context:

High intensity interval training can be used to lose as much fat as possible while cutting, to stay lean and conditioned while adding muscle, or to improve aerobic and anaerobic endurance for performance-focused athletes.

Does it mean while trying to get muscle definition?

  • This use of cutting is not standard English, but jargon, argot, or bizspeak. Without object, it is difficult to imagine what is being stated. – DrMoishe Pippik Aug 3 '18 at 22:23
  • You will also hear it (in AmE) as an adjective: After six weeks of grueling pre-season training, the whole team was looking really cut. where it means "having a lean body with 'sculpted' muscles". – Tᴚoɯɐuo Aug 4 '18 at 10:50
0

In fitness world jargon "cutting" means fat loss, "but it also emphasizes the fact that you've built muscle before and now you're burning fat while adding definition to your muscles."

From Gymaholic site:

Definition Of A Cut A lot of people don't understand the fitness terms cut and bulking:

Bulking: It means increasing your caloric intake (caloric surplus), in order to build muscle.

Cutting: It's when you want to lose the fat you accumulated during your bulk, so you do a caloric deficit during a certain period of time.

"What's the difference between a fat loss and a cut?" In fact, none. Cut is simply the term used by fitness lovers just after a bulk. But it also emphasizes the fact that you've built muscle before and now you're burning fat while adding definition to your muscles.

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.