I have found that my body responds best to bulking/cutting cycles as apposed to gradually gaining pure lean mass. However in the past I have had big strength decreases when I diet down, the man in the calipers tell me I'm losing mostly fat but my strength drops like a rock. Awhile ago I did meltdown training for about 3 weeks, but I couldnt take the strength lose anymore.
my current situation is working with westide for skinny guys (baby steps into westside) and allready I've hit a PR of 264x4 in deadlift and my upper body seem to be responding well.
5'6"-145lbs-16/18%bf from my calipers
squat-estamate around 250
DL- 264x4 and felt strong!
I feel if I could cut 7-9lbs of fat my bf% would be much better for starting another bulking cycle and I am kinda tired of my little gut. COuld I start a VERy low carb high fat diet and keep my strength oriented training? I've gotten better at the bulk up and much of the fat was from my less educated first year of hard traing (was 115lbs 2 years ago) Thanks for any help