OP if you plan to get big you’ll need to accept what it feels like to get used to weighing more. Keep your calories up and add some fasted cardio a few days and possibly a HIIT session or two per week. You are on the verge of entering the vicious circle of the simultaneous bulk/cut that will get you absolutely no where.
I don’t buy this. No one needs to accept a 35" waist and the CV capacity of a three-toed sloth. Lots of people are big, lean, and fast. Typically they are called athletes.
Beyond that, I think I’m pretty well doing as you say. Eating a maintenace amount of calories and focusing on the cardio for a few weeks. [/quote]
I never said a word about increasing your waist size or losing your cardiovascular capability.
Gaining muscle will make you weigh more. I dont care who you are, when you add 60 pounds of muscle after you stop growing you will feel different.
I even explicitly stated that cardio should be done while trying to gain weight. Are you purposely misinterpreting what I’m saying? Please do not imply that I am advocating people get fat and slow. Anyone with basic reading skills can easily see that I have never said that, anywhere.