Is this a good idea while on a lean bulk?

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    Is this a good idea while on a lean bulk?


    Whats up AA so Im on a lean bulk and damn ive been gaining mass but some how my weight on the scale is down a pound ...

    Im 5 foot 8 inches, 175 pounds, recently dropped to 174.

    Im eating 3000 calories a day with a 40/40/20 split between macros.

    Now my question is, on my rest days is it a good idea to lower my carbs to about 175 - 200. Usually I try and get around 280-300 g of carbs on lifting days but on rest days I feel like I dont need as much carbs because ill be more sedimentary. Is this a form of carb cycling? And if so is it a good idea while on a lean bulk?

    Also ive been gaining mass , I can tell because I took before and after pics from just 3 weeks ago but my weight on the scale dropped a pound which is weird. Im guessing if im gaining mass and losing pounds its not a big deal ? That statement doesnt really make sense though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EatMoar
    Whats up AA so Im on a lean bulk and damn ive been gaining mass but some how my weight on the scale is down a pound ...

    Im 5 foot 8 inches, 175 pounds, recently dropped to 174.

    Im eating 3000 calories a day with a 40/40/20 split between macros.

    Now my question is, on my rest days is it a good idea to lower my carbs to about 175 - 200. Usually I try and get around 280-300 g of carbs on lifting days but on rest days I feel like I dont need as much carbs because ill be more sedimentary. Is this a form of carb cycling? And if so is it a good idea while on a lean bulk?

    Also ive been gaining mass , I can tell because I took before and after pics from just 3 weeks ago but my weight on the scale dropped a pound which is weird. Im guessing if im gaining mass and losing pounds its not a big deal ? That statement doesnt really make sense though.
    I'm currently bulking, and on rest days I eat just at maintence level. I do drop my carbs on rest days but I also up my fats a bit more on rest days. And I think that this is a form of Carb cycling in a way. Usually when I Carb cycle it's when I cut and I go 3-4 days low then a Carb up then back to low.
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    I'd increase your caloric intake. For a couple weeks bump up your calories to 3250 and if you're still not gaining weight increase your calories to 3500. This slow progression should help keep your bulk lean.
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