I was reading Marzouk's cycle: http://tnation.T-Nation.com/free_online_forum/sports_training_performance_bodybuilding_gear/first_cycle_here_goes_nothing
It brought up a question for me I'm hoping that you guys can answer. I know that you're supposed to be in a caloric surplus while on cycle to promote muscle growth. But, what if you're 20% or over BF? Could Marzouk have eaten his maintenace calorie amount and still gained muscle while losing weight?
Here's an example. Let's say that his maintenace caloric intake was 2300 cals per day. What if his diet was clean enough that he was able to get his 1 gram of protein per bodyweight while still keeping close to his maintenance calories. Wouldn't this give him the muscle growth through the protein intake while helping him lose weight through lower carbs and fats?