Yeah, I’m new to posting, but to reading articles, I’m deff. on top of things, I did read CT’s bulking article and LL’s Strategic Eating Article as well. They are ace, but my next question is, if I keep bulking during March/April, when it’s warmer here in Massachusetts, what mean(s) of staying relatively lean should I go for?
Bulking isn’t necessarily synonymous with getting fat. You can do a clean bulk and stay relatively lean while you do it, just keep calories a few hundred above maintenance. Add 250kcal/week until you feel like you are gaining fat at an unacceptable rate, and then cut back to the previous intake level.
If you do decide to lean out, you’d be better off doing some high intensity stuff. It will help you shed fat while retaining muscle. Look up HIIT articles here.
You should be thinking long term with your goals, rather than yo-yo bulk/cutting. Once you’ve put on some solid mass, you’ll want to maintain your weight for a couple of months so your body will get used to the new weight. If you go straight from bulk to cut, you’ll lose a lot of your gains.
One final note, if you’ve lived in Mass long enough, you should know that you don’t need abs in March or April. Late May will probably suffice ;)[/quote]
Damn you’re right! I have like Dr. LL’s article on yo-yo dieting like yelling at me inside my head right now. I feel pretty dumb, esp. with the added fact that I’ve lived in Mass all my life, and I know it doesn’t get warm here in Andover until May hahaha. Thanks guys for the support, I’m deff. gonna stick to long term mass.
P.S. Modi, what part of Mass do you live in?