I've been working on fat loss since April 1 (with a couple two week breaks), went from 215 18-20% BF to now 183 9-10%, aiming to drop a few more and end the cut in a few weeks around 180 8%. I've been largely following CT's protocols, heavy lifting to maintain muscle and a CKD.
Now that I see my abs, I really want to keep them. I don't really want to go much above 10% ever again, and I certainly don't want to balloon up to 18% on a big bulk.
In general my body does not handle carbs well and historically I've been around 13-14% BF
At the same time it's time for me to go on a mass-building plan.
So I'm curious as to what people suggest after my cut is over
1) With the first two weeks after the cut I've heard
a) It's important to stabilize at your weight so your body gets accustomed to being that lean
b) You can get big rebound gains when switching to mass-gaining nutrition following a long cut
So should I aim to maintain or get the rebound gains?
2) In terms of maintaining single-digit BF indefinitely while gaining mass, my intuition says perhaps I can do that by following the very carbilicious para-workout protocol while maintaining my carbs near 0 the rest of the day. Is this accurate? Am I sacrificing gains a lot by doing this?