1.) My worst demon is that I find it VERY hard to bulk in a reasonable way. I eat way too dirty and way too much too soon, leading to more fat gains than necessary. As a result I look way worse nekkid most of the time than needed and I have to spend too much time getting rid of the extra fat, cutting into my time where I could gain LBM.
Why do I do that? I’m not entirely sure to be honest. Lack of self-discipline? In a sense yes BUT I have shown numerous times that I can be as self-disciplined as any BBer when the goal is cutting. After I actually make the decision to start a cut, I turn into a machine and endure any pain necessary. I can’t do that with bulking.
I have the exact same problem. Cutting goes great, bulking I eat too much and add too much fat. It’s just so easy to rationalize “well I want this so I’ll eat it, it’ll help me put on muscle anyway.” This time around I seem to be doing better so far, I kept almost the same diet as I had for cutting and just added in more carbs around my workout to start and took out most of the cardio I was doing, weight is slowly coming on. I’m also paying a lot more attention to the scale and making sure I don’t add weight too fast, if I do, I eat much more strict for a couple days.
Great idea for a thread btw.