has anyone tried something like this? 2 week bulk followed by a 2 week cut and keep alternating? seems this would be a great way to increase lbm and keep fat at bay, and you wouldnt have to deal with some of the hormone problems that come with dieting for months. does this work or am i looking at it the wrong way?
if you are interested in cyclical dieting and are very strict and disciplined, look into Ultimate Diet 2.0 by Lyle Mcdonald. The book is 27.99 on amazon.com.
yeah i own it and played around with it at the end of last summer. i wasnt really talking about doing all the depletion stuff, just sort of 2 weeks, maitenance+500 cals, then 2 weeks maintenance-500 cals. overall your bodyweight should be the same judging on calories alone, but would this sort of cyclical diet just provide a recomposition over time? anyone have experience with this? makes more sense to me to do this than bulk for months, cut for months. me personally, id rather diet for a short period of time, knowing soon ill get to pig out and it makes things easier psychologically. just wondering if this works...
At least it isn't the velocity diet. Nothing but liquids.
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Anyone else have opinions on this? I actually saw this friend of mine go through something similar except he was doing it by weeks.. One week he would cut hard, hard cardio, etc. The next he would pig out. I have to admit the guy was ripped to shreds. I can blame that on the 100 mgs of ephedra and clen but i'm still curious about this dieting method. ?
i personally feel that is rediculous, at the end of the year your lucky to have gained 8 lbs of muscle.
BULK UP and CUT HARD is the way to go. possibly a 6-6 month ratio
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Everyone has their opinion. Here is mine.
Lyle goes into details over the standard bulk, then cut routine in UD 2.0. I don't think bulking for two weeks, then cutting for two weeks will yield any better results than bulking for 3 months and cutting for three months. In fact, it might even do more harm. You could certainly *try* it and it *might* work, but I do not think it is optimal. I recomend you visit Lyle's website and check into the 14 day routine for UD 2.0. It will make the depletion workouts much more bearable (as you can spread them out) and stilll allow for great fat loss along with a teeny bit of muscle gain. At the very least, you should use the UD2.0 to LEAN out.
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can anyone who has actually tried this or something similar enough comment? im not saying this is the best technique, i have no proof. just a thought. but you cant really say this wont work until you have tried it imo or know others who have .
In some ways the 2 weeks on 2 weeks off would take more discipline than a 10 or 12 week cut. For me, once I get into a groove on a cut it is fairly easy for me to stick with it. JMHO
I dont think you could get into effective periodization from just 2 weeks and then swapping it round, etc...