noob..diet question

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  1. chapin

    chapin New Member

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    Hey guys....I've been lurking for about two months now here in OT... but now have a question that I can't find and wanted to know....

    I've been bulking for 7 weeks.... I have gained 6 pounds...I plan on keeping this bulking "diet" for the rest of the year. The question is.... is it a good plan to interval a bulking diet and a cutting diet?? maybe 1 month bulking followed by two weeks cutting?? or I am better off bulking for a long period of time and then cutting??

    thanks for the help.
     
  2. crucialkc

    crucialkc the earth is flat

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    bulk for an extended period of time and then cut. if you bulk - cut - bulk - cut in a relatively short period of time (several bulks and cuts within one year) you are wasting your time/effort
     
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    el es dee ...through a cloud of chalk and the midst of pain.

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    people usually bulk during after summer then cut so that they can have abs for the beach

    this is also a good article about this subject

    http://www.t-nation.com/readTopic.do?id=1268956
     
  4. jshively

    jshively OT Supporter

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    I agree with the t-nation article on bulking and cutting. Personally I have done the bulk-cut cycles before and it was a pain. Now I take the approach that I will try to gain 1/2 lb a week if even that. At the end of the year best case I will be 26 lbs heavier but probably more along the lines of 10-15 or so but my waist will be the same size and my bodyfat will not be higher than I like it to be. This beats having to overshoot my weight up and then cut back to where I want to be at.

    To me bulking is just an excuse to eat like crap without feeling guilty about becoming a fat slob.
     
  5. chapin

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    thanks for the help!!.... that article was a great read!
     
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