Have been consistently dieting and lifting for the past nine months. I'm currently at the tail end of my second cut in that period (I went, cut, bulk, cut, when I started again), and was looking for some advice regarding my transition into bulking.
Stats: 5'11 175, 24 y/o
I'm currently at around 1800 cals a day, macro split roughly 40/40/20. My cals are <2000 for the first time ever.. hit a bit of a weight loss wall a few weeks ago and decided to reduce carbs for the last two weeks.
Anyway, I'm planning to start bulking in about 4 days. Last time I made the transition, I posted on the bb.com forums, and they were of minimal help. I ended up raising my calories about 700 my first week, then another 700 a week after that. It seemed to work fine.
EDIT: I also do a lot of cardio. How careful do I need to be when transitioning out of this as well? I'll still be doing some while bulking, like basketball or a steady state run once or twice a week, but I'll still be reducing cardio by like 15 miles (running) a week.
I was wondering if people could critique that method/share other ways of making the transition. Can I just add all my cals at once? Should I transition slower? Hopefully I provided enough information, let me know.