Hey guys, I’m new here but I’ve been lifting for about 2.5 years. Looking at my pics, you’ll for sure say I don’t look that way, but I assure you I have been on a serious consistent split and have been attempting to do everything right for all this time. My problem is that I bulk up about 30 pounds each time, and somehow all of it falls off during the cut. I’ve gone through this depressing cycle three times now, which is why I don’t look too great at all.
I bulk up to 185ish, get a lot stronger, and then during the cut become scrawny again. I’m guessing my problem lies in nutrition, as maybe I overdid the calories towards the end of the bulk, but I still don;t understand how I don’t retain any of the muscle. Below is an image of me bulked at 185 5 months ago, and the next picture is of me now at about 160.
I’ve read the article “the truth about bulking” and I’m willing to give that a shot, but up until now I’m not even sure what exactly keeps going wrong and I’m hoping someone could offer some advice. Thanks in advance guys.