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How Long Between Bulk and Cut?

I was just curious to wonder how long should you wait if you alternated between bulking and cutting?

Is 6-8 weeks too short?

Cheers.

[quote]danchubbz wrote:
I was just curious to wonder how long should u wait if u alternated between bulking and cutting?

Is 6-8 weeks too short?

Cheers.[/quote]

6-8 weeks is nothing close to a good bulking time. AFTER you are done bulking you should have a period, 2 months or so, to get used to your new weight and allow your body to adjust completely to its new fuel requirements. THEN cut down if you need to. If you yoyo bulk/cut you wont make much in the way of lean gains in the end. You’ll loose most of it.

It all depends on your body type, and metabolism. If you have a hard time losing fat after bulking, don’t be afraid to bulk for 6-8 weeks, then cut for 2; bulk for 6-8, cut for 2, etc. Make sure you eat clean.

[quote]Sacco wrote:
It all depends on your body type, and metabolism. If you have a hard time losing fat after bulking, don’t be afraid to bulk for 6-8 weeks, then cut for 2; bulk for 6-8, cut for 2, etc. Make sure you eat clean. [/quote]

If you have that hard of a time losing weight, you shouldn’t be ‘bulking up’ at all. Most guys as newbies shouldn’t even be thinking about “cutting up” every 6 weeks. They would be more likely to lose anything they actually gained in terms of muscle mass.

I think what he is asking is how long once you are DONE bulking or cutting should you wait to start a new cycle…

I think about 6-8 weeks is relatively on point. Once you are done with your cutting or bulking cycle then spend about 6-8 weeks learning what its like maintaining your new weight.

[quote]EnTransit wrote:
I think what he is asking is how long once you are DONE bulking or cutting should you wait to start a new cycle…

I think about 6-8 weeks is relatively on point. Once you are done with your cutting or bulking cycle then spend about 6-8 weeks learning what its like maintaining your new weight.[/quote]

I would say that is THE LEAST amount of time I would give attempting to hold onto a new higher weight (shooting for no less than two months but more than that if possible).

The goal is to create a new ‘set point’ for your body that it finds comfortable to remain at. That means keeping that weight isn’t a strain to maintain and you don’t drop weight the moment you don’t get a meal in on time, but can stay around that weight as ‘normal’.