Re: Workout/Staying in Shape Thread
depending on how long your break is, don't bother. If it's like just a week, you can afford to take of; but there's no reason you have to, some people just find it easier rather than having to think about working out. do your pushups and stuff, etc. but don't feel guilty if you don't.
lower reps is better for building muscle. Even on a cut you won't just stop building muscle, it just halts it more. But, the idea is your engaging the muscles you do have better by doing lower reps; thus burning more calories. Harder work causes more testosterone release, a big reason they tell people to squat and deadlift; those are huge muscle groups.
I personally, imo, I think, if it were me, I would rather do more reps while cutting. But I like the idea of endurance training while cutting. you don't HAVE to do lower reps, but I can see why i$e would recommend it.