London investment banker Artsem Kandra says, "Building muscle and retaining as much of it as possible during a cut is one of the most difficult tasks. Although progress is slower, it’s still possible to gain muscle and strength whilst in a calories deficit. Two major keys are:"

- Striking the right balance in your macros
- Training with progressive overload

"This has helped me chip away at the fat slowly, whilst adding quality muscle tissue along the way."

At 5'11", 195 lbs. and lifetime natural, Artsem is 7 months away from Musclemania® London, his first ever competition!