Bulking or cutting?
- 08-06-2018, 07:52 PM
- 08-06-2018, 08:10 PM
4 weeks weight gain
4 weeks weight loss
Aim for 0.5kg / 1lb increase and decrease per week
Caloric difference between gain and cut will likely be 20% - however you'll need to keep track of this
Also if you start losing the pump in the gym, this is usually a sign that you need to cutI am a carnivore (diet based exclusively on meat)- Here is my diet and training log
08-06-2018, 08:13 PM
08-06-2018, 08:20 PM
08-06-2018, 08:22 PM
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08-06-2018, 08:33 PM
- Lack Muscle Mass
- Looking to gain size
- Focusing on adding strength to lagging bodyparts
- Feel Weak
- Large frame and not filled out
- Skinny Fat look from not holding enough muscle mass/size
- Lose insulin sensitivity (Check with BG Monitor)
- Adding more fat and not enough muscle
- Carry too much bodyfat
- Digestion and lack of appetite (happens in long term bulks) need to pull back and reset
- Competition or Photoshoot upcoming
How do you plan?
I highly suggest you read here regarding your diet:
Meal Frequency & Pattern:
Exercise & Weightloss:
Fundamental Principles of Dieting:
If Trying to add some size:
Eat in a caloric surplus, meaning eating more kcals than you need to maintain in order to gain muscle, size, and strength.
Philosophies, Macro intake, training , and cardio articles for you to understand and help set up what you need to do before moving forward towards more supplements or advanced workout routines.
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08-08-2018, 04:28 AM
If you feel like you want to add size and strength, eat in a small caloric surplus for 8-12 weeks and then reassess your goals.
If you feel like you want to lose body fat and get leaner, eat in a small caloric surplus for 8-12 weeks and then reassess.
I always prefer a longer period of time for bulking and cutting, 8-12 weeks being the minimum IMO. If you keep going from surplus to deficit to surplus again you'll be spinning your wheels. Commit to one goal and give yourself time to change. Progression in either direction takes time
08-10-2018, 03:58 PM
If people say you look kinda small, tell em that youíre just depleted in a deep cut. If youíre looking kinda fat, tell em you just finished a monster bulk. Never accept responsibility or insinuate that you havenít been making epic progress all along
08-11-2018, 10:24 AM
If you want something solid, then @The Solution's advice is for sure, tune it to suit and 100% it will work. 12 weeks will help stabilize the new body weight that you want.
Most of @AlexPowell's advice is more suited if you already know how your body works.
4+4 is an interesting idea though even if I would cut then bulk, I like 3+3+4 and 4+3+3.
Walking the long road.
08-11-2018, 04:26 PM
Just agreeing with whatís already been said, if you are serious about staying at a given bodyweight itís important to give it some time to bed in there. Immediately switching from bulk to cut or vice versa will undo more progress than if you spend a month or so at a target composition before transitioning.
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