A year ago I was skinny. Very skinny. I started eating more and got to around 4000-5000 calories a day for a period of 8 months. Filling out after my growth spurt plus this new influx of calories meant I got 50lbs bigger in 8 months.
I made a thread about hitting 200lbs for the first time around this time. I was slightly chubby, I definitely lost my visible abs. For the past 6 months I’ve kept my calories at 4000-5000 which seems to be maintenance for me now. I’ve added sledgehammer training and similar things to increase my total activity over the week.
I’ve kept my weight constant at 200-210lbs. But my waist has decreased from 37 to 33 inches. My strength gains have been steady as well.
Now I have a question. Is bulking without getting very fat and cutting without losing size/strength as simple as setting a calorie point (ex. 5000) and letting yourself grow under it until it becomes maintenance for you? At which time you increase total weekly energy consumption (it naturally increases as you get stronger I guess) until you slowly lose the fat and can set a new point maybe 1000 calories higher and grow again?
This is how it seems to be working for me.
Any comments? Am I just reiterating common knowledge here? Is this related to G-flux? (I’m not very familiar with how it works)