[quote]Professor X wrote:
How do you guys go about a bulk.
I want to demolish the notice that people around here are limiting their gains by dieting as soon as their abs begin to blur from the 1% body fat increase
Would your advice be different for an underweight kid vs a normal weight or the same to teach certain skills i.e. track macros etc…[/quote]
Dieting is just regulating your food choices and portions.
Some diet to add muscle
Some diet to lose bodyfat.
“Bulk” and “cut” are stupid terms that should be thrown out with the bath water.
Both approaches to dieting should be the same IMO.
Track calories and macros and make small incremental adjustments based on your results.
If you aren’t doing this you are just guessing.[/quote]
If you aren’t doing this, you are justifying your own laziness and lack of discipline. Really, why would anyone want to carry around excess fat? You will slow down your lean mass gains drastically.
Bulk for 6 months, cut for 3 months. Result: Maybe 5 months of lean mass progress in 9 months.
Intelligently track macros and make small adjustments For 9 months: 8 months of lean mass progress in 9 months. [/quote]
The person only gaining for 6 months and then dieting will hold themselves back over the guy who even gives it two full years of working on building muscle and just keeping fat in check.[/quote]
That was just an example. 2 year bulk will probably result in a 9 month-1 year cut. In those 3 years, you could have taken things with a more moderate approach and not waste an entire year minimal lean gains. Different strokes for different folks.