I want to make a change to my diet. In the past couple of months, I increased my weight to 210 lbs. Im 5’11". Eventually I want to be around 220lbs, and want to be a bit leaner. Currently im around 15-18% BF. So initially I was going to “cut” first, and then do a clean bulk to 220. But Ive decided to give cyclical dieting another try.
Here are the two options I see.
A) “High days” on all workout days, and “low days” on off days.
B) 3-4 days straight of “high days” followed by 3-4 days of “low days”
Initially the high days will probably be +500 calories over maintanence, and the low days will be -500 under maintanence.
My current workout schedule is similar to a westside template. (4 days per week, S,T,Th,F)
I think i’ll give both options a try just to see how easy they are to follow, but I was basically thinking option A would work fine, because you are always taking in more when you are working out.
But I can make option B work, by doing “low days” at the point of my training week that involves ME work. This work is heavy, but its low volume, and I can probably do fine with a deficit and some caffeine. And the DE days would be in a surplus, and this would work out fine since they are higher volume.
What are your guys thought? And what has worked for you?