I started a 5-6 week cut 3 weeks ago. I’ve got a head cold pretty bad for the past 3 days and I wasn’t at home so my nutrition has been horrible.
I wanted to cut a little chub before getting back into bulking mode.
I enjoy pizza once a week during the Skins game along with other goodies. But cutting out bread is the worst
I may do it for another 2-3 weeks, we’ll see how I’m progressing (definitely not longer), then I’ll go into maintenance for a short period and back to the bulking.
I’ve got 2 more bottles of 11-T coming, along with one left at home.
I also chose to cut at 198/7 so as not to hit the 200 mark and be afraid of dipping below it like some do.[/quote]
I think that bouncing back and forth between cutting and bulking isn’t going to yield the best results man. Maintenance allows your body to readjust its bodyweight. Think of it like a graph where you are taking the average. If you have just gained a significant amount of weight and immediately start to cut; then take the average weight over both those cycles; your body will tend to float back to the average weight held over those cycles. For example (I’ll use myself). I went from 195 to 170 and back up to 195 now. If I wasn’t using periodic maintenance phases, my bodyweight would be around 182, and not as lean as I’d like.
Just a word to the wise, I know you’ve been busting your ass and don’t wanna see your time go to waste.
Maintenance phases are boring as shit; but I typically take that time to focus on my numbers more. I’ve been at maintenance for 4 weeks and all of my lifts have improved every week.
Sorry for the hijack OP.