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Cut Versus Bulk

i’m new to BBing (and this forum), and everybody talks about cutting and bulking. My question is, is it advisable to start cardio, and a certain degree of dieting right from the beginning of a BBing carreer? Will this sacrifice any muscle gains? will i remain small but ripped.
Raygon

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It’s essential to hit the weights at least two to three times a week to prevent substantial muscle loss. That said, the other stuff you proposed is fine.

It’s really up to you whether you want to cut first and bulk second, or the other way around.

However, be aware that simply eating sensibly and working hard in the gym might take some fat off at the same time you add muscle, so if your BF levels aren’t exceptionally high, you might be better off bulking first. Remember that muscle mass burns more calories resting than does fat mass.