I fairly new at this, so any advice is greatly appericated.
I started lifting about a year ago. Before I started, I weight 190 lbs and have a estimated bodyfat of 28%. After 9 months of hard work, lifting 4 times a week and 5 times morning cardio sessions per week... I was down to 164 lbs and 11% body fat. By the way, I'm 6 foot 1.
About 3 month ago, I started my first bulking cycle. I started eating and eating.... In fact,I have been eating so much that my wife is starting to complain about our food bill. I also reduced my cardio session down to 2 times per week. However, it seems to work. I know weight 175 lbs and has a body fat of 15%.
My question is that how long should I keep up with this bulking cycle? How long do most "bulking" cycle last? I am never going to be anything close to a professional bodybuilder, so the "on" or "off" session does not really apply to me.
So if my goal is to build mass and stay lean at the same time, how long should my bulking and cutting cycles last?
Once again, thank you for any input that you can provide.