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How Long to Wait After a Bulk?

Okay, I just finished a two month bulk, going from 195 to 215 and staying at 21% bodyfat. By my math, that’s about fifteen pounds of LBM gain. I know I shouldn’t have bulked being that high of a bodyfat, but I didn’t want to bulk during spring/summer as I may try my hand at a triathlon. Now, I want to start to lose some of the fat, using either T-Dawg 2.0 or a modified Velocity Diet program.

The question is, how long do I wait before I start to diet down? I would like to ultimately get down around 12%, but I’m not in a huge hurry and this is contingent on whether I do the triathlon or not as I am not going to diet harshly if I’m training for it. I don’t want to lose the LBM that I just gained, but I would like to lose the fat that I have. Any ideas???

Berardi’s Don’t Diet is a good option…