[quote]Professor X wrote:
If it is going to be detrimental, I’m happy to maintain for a while. Thanks again.
It would be detrimental by you risking a huge loss in any muscle mass you may have gained. If anyone were going to place a time limit on how long to maintain a new body weight, I would put it in excess of two months, no less. If your body doesn’t feel comfortable at a new weight, it will not easily maintain it. A couple of off days as far as diet would result in you dropping weight from that point.
This is a long term process. I think many people are fucking up by thinking of this in terms of gaining for a few weeks and then dieting down again. I don’t see how anyone like that can make much long term progress.[/quote]
Thanks Prof. I actually really like the new weight. I was debating whether to cut first, but when I started at 215-220 I thought there wouldn’t be much left of me when I finished the cut, that’s why I chose to bulk. I was at the high end of my comfort zone when I started, so I tried to keep it as clean as possible.
I’ll keep my calories where they are and just be cautious with my weekends. I understand that you can’t put an exact number on things, so I will maintain for another 4-6 weeks (I’ve been at 240ish for almost 3 weeks now). And then try to shed 10-15lbs.
I will maintain that for a while, and then try another 6 month bulk. I think 245-250 relatively lean would be a good weight for me. Of course, when I get there, I’m sure I’ll “just” want to add another 10lbs or so. Vicious cycle.