I've been on cuts, I've been on "bulks," but never tried to do both at the same time. It seems hard to wrap my brain around. Carbs tend to be low while I'm on a cut, but high when I'm on a bulk. You need less calories than you take in to lose fat, but more than you burn to build muscle. How does one recomp? I'd imagine simple carbs immediately upon waking to halt catobolism, followed by whey in water, also to halt the catobolism, then very low/ no carbs until immediately post-workout. Then, again, simple carbs immediately, followed by whey in water, and no more carbs until the next morning? That's a complete guess, based on what I think might be logical. How truly slowgoing is this process? And lastly, because it's least important, are there any supplements that are really of any help while recomping? I'm only 21, so a test booster, etc; isn't going to help much in that regard. I was thinking maybe just a nutrient repartitioner and the ECA stack. But then I have to eat more carbs for the nutrient repartitioner to work... lot of questions. Loooot of questions.
Cliffs, if anybody's like to break their answer down into parts:
1.) Recomping diet, it's like a contradiction, how to do it.
2.) Lifting-- heavy weight/ low reps or vice versa?
3.) How slow is this process, really?
4.) Supplements specifically helpful on a recomp?