I have been training for year and a half, due to some unexpected circunstances I had to cut training for something like 4 months, after that, when i was planning a return I broke my wrist and this has lead me almost another three months on the ditch. The result of this has been an extra 30 pounds on my frame. I’m 5’7, and weighting 195. A bf of something around 20-25%.
I want to lean out to 165 and somewhere near 13-15% bf, but I know cutting down 30 pounds is gonna be hard, and in all honesty, cutting for 3 months in a row while still training sucks, much more considering that I have a very physical demanding job. I have been there before and the training sessions were demoralizing.
So what i’m planning to do is bulking 5-6 pounds during 6 weeks and then for another 6 weeks loose 12-13 pounds. I know that this will require some good calorie calculations but i’m pretty ready to take the challenge. Besides, I think this will lead to me some muscle gains and when i’m finally near the 165 goal I will look very different to what I would look now, instead of just looking thin If I loose those 30 pounds straight, much more considering that i’m not packing much muscle. Of course, the negative side is the commitment required, since this bulking/cutting cycle would take me somewhere near a year to do it instead of just 3 months of cutting.
I have been training using 5/3/1 and my plan would be to do a high volume template such as BBB or 5/3/1 for bodybuilders while doing the bulk and some lower volume 5/3/1 template such as triumvirate while doing the cutting to help keeping muscle and strength.
Questions are. Has anybody done something similar before? I’m a just crazy and will fuck up my hormones and will just lead me to a state where I gain muscle just to loose it again and after 10 months all I will have is just a thinner version of myself?
Is the training well thought? Perhaps I should consider using other type of training?