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    Lean Bulk/ Continuous Recomp?


    Hey guys, I'm getting ready to start my winter bulk and I have a couple questions. I've been planning to do a lean bulk with about a 300-500 calorie surplus daily. I've been researching how to minimize fat gains while bulking and I saw people say to reduce calories on non training days. I work at a gym 4 days a week, and those are the days I lift, then I'm off for 3 days, rinse and repeat. So does it make sense to bulk 4 days a week with a calorie surplus (lifting), then cut for 2 days with a deficit (just cardio), and rest for one day? I don't wanna inhibit my gains, but if this would help reduce fat gain/ reduce bf all together, I might be for it. So what do you guys think? Thanks in advance

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    Your bulk will be slower, but it should result in less fat accumulation. Id suggest eating at maintenence on your off/cardio days though considering your trying to bulk. Maybe -10 percent if you really wanted. Like a -10% off days +30% workout days.
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    Carb cycling works really well for me.
    It might be worth looking into.
    Good luck
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    Quote Originally Posted by toddgranit View Post
    Carb cycling works really well for me.
    It might be worth looking into.
    Good luck
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    I found that worked well for me too. Less fat gain. I also supplemented with Anabolic Pump with high carb meals which basically helps prevent my body from storing carbs as fat.
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    Okay great thanks. And also, I have plenty of ingredients for an eca stack sitting around, so I might throw that in on my cut days, possibly could pack on muscle and lose fat over the winter? Would be awesome if it works well
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    Quote Originally Posted by toddgranit View Post
    Carb cycling works really well for me.
    It might be worth looking into.
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    How did your carbs look like on training days compared to non training days?
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    Quote Originally Posted by masonmarin18

    How did your carbs look like on training days compared to non training days?
    On non training days, I eat under 50 grams of carbs.
    On training days, I eat between 350-500 grams of carbs.
    I'm not real scientific about it.
    I don't do a medium carb day.
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    I do the same as todd with non lifting days but on lifting days I stay between 180-300 usually. Some days ill get up to about 350 but rarely.
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    Ah ok, as of now I have just been making sure I hit my protein for the day carbs high on training days and fats lower 15-20%.. rest days I just make sure I get in my protein and making sure I don't really go over maintenance or slightly lower. Maybe I will try dropping the carbs a bit on rest days.. I just been liking the carbs lately after coming off a strict cut.
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    Quote Originally Posted by newbreed

    I found that worked well for me too. Less fat gain. I also supplemented with Anabolic Pump with high carb meals which basically helps prevent my body from storing carbs as fat.
    Great way to add lean mass while eating carbs, was a staple for me for lean mass back in the day.

    Ironic that now I'm a USPLabs rep I'm not using AP?!?!? I'm carb cycling but I've got a plan for ole AP :evillaugh:

    To have a bit more "freedom" carb cycling is a great way to add lean mass & rather simple also.
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    Quote Originally Posted by toddgranit View Post
    On non training days, I eat under 50 grams of carbs.
    On training days, I eat between 350-500 grams of carbs.
    I'm not real scientific about it.
    I don't do a medium carb day.
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    Does your fat or protein intake change between hi and lo carb days?
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    Quote Originally Posted by JudoJosh

    Does your fat or protein intake change between hi and lo carb days?
    Not much.
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