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Vapour Trails
10-01-2004, 11:39 AM
How many months do you guys usually bulk for?

I've been at it for about 3 weeks now. I want to be cut by next May and I figure I will have to lose 20 lbs. So if I'm losing 1 lb/week, I'll need 20 weeks or about 5 months. That means I'll have to start right after Christmas and I have about 3 months of bulking to go. Does that sound about right, 3-4 months of bulking?

Anthony
10-01-2004, 11:42 AM
It varies, but 3-4 months is a good start. How much do you want to gain?

Stray
10-01-2004, 12:41 PM
It's all relative to how much fat your comfortable putting on and what kind of time frame your working with.

Vido
10-01-2004, 12:54 PM
It's completely dependent on the amount of fat gain. The bulk is over once I'm at a certain level of bodyfat, whether that took 2 weeks or 2 years to reach.

Hatred
10-01-2004, 02:22 PM
I agree with Vido..My bulks end when I can't take the fat anymore

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10-01-2004, 03:13 PM
Are you always going to gain fat when bulking? What are the chances of slowly putting on just muscle?

PizDoff
10-01-2004, 03:57 PM
The chances are pretty good actually.

Control your diet closely and do a slow bulk.
I gained 37.5 lbs last year in 11 months and my slight belly was gone, because I controlled my diet well.

(As well as newbie gains I guess.)

Vapour Trails
10-01-2004, 04:48 PM
Ok, thanks for the replies.

Vido
10-01-2004, 05:00 PM
]]']Are you always going to gain fat when bulking? What are the chances of slowly putting on just muscle?

You can do it, but you'll be adding muscle at a slower rate as well. That's better if you want to look good year round, but who needs abs at this time of year anyway? :D

Seriously though, the worst part about trying to limit fat gain to zero on a bulk is that you have to be so precise with everything you're eating, much like on a cut. I'd rather have a little leeway to eat some junk if I want it while I'm bulking, and then get completely dialed in for a cut.

akomabutisakama
10-05-2004, 07:54 PM
but who needs abs at this time of year anyway? :D.
i do i live in hawaii and its practically never winter over here infact we go to the beach move during this time of year because the waves are killer