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The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

Itís no secret that when people contradict themselves, it has the effect of making the flaws in their actions or statements seem glaringly obvious. But what about when WE ourselves get caught contradicting ourselves by someone else?

By: Nick Tumminello Added: January 6th, 2014
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  1. #1
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    How do you know when to stop bulking?

    Im not sure how long I should bulk, before I start cutting. When I started BB I was at 140 (I dont know my BF, but my abs were visible). Since then, over the past 2 months, I have gone up to about 165 (Still dont know my BF, but my abs are no longer visible).

    Is there a standard, or a certain time that it is recommended to bulk, and then to cut? Im still making gaines, but the BF is getting up there (Im one of those people who can gain and lose weight rather easily). Also, my weight has remained static, at 165, for a week or so.

    So should I cut, or keep bulking and for how long?

    Thanks

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    It's all up to you; do you what you want to do.

    Have you reached your goals in bulking? If yes, than you might be ready to cut down a bit.
    Last edited by syntekz; 09-22-2001 at 10:02 PM.

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    I see, so I can pretty much bulk and cut when I want to? What about CM, I have never used it and I am about to. I read on a thread in the Anabolic Board, that it is best to start a cycle when cutting. What should I do with CM (if I start cutting for example), take it because it will help me preserve more muscle, or wait until I start bulking again, and take it when I am sure to make gaines?

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    i bulk until my pants get to tight. Cant afford a new line of pants yet... I'm just about there...

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    MA's Bionic Creation syntekz's Avatar
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    LOL. Good idea doc.

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    when you look like rosie o'donell.

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    When you cant make it up the stairs without a nap.

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    When you can't make it up the stairs at all.
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    Stop bulking? WTF?

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    Originally posted by Cackerot69
    Stop bulking? WTF?
    lol
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    Where are Chris Mason and Paul Stagg when you need them?

    What about the Creatine guys, should I wait until I start bulking again, or use it when I start cutting?

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    Right now I'm bulking as well. To make a decision when to stop bulking and cut instead, I normally check my weight. If it's the desired weight and I notice my entire body getting buff enough, than I'll get lean. Of course, you can always bulk again after a cutting season. It goes on and off. I'll use creatine if I'm bulking.
    Hey there

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    I usually set a number limit, like 6 weeks or 20-30lbs.
    Squat...Eat...Sleep...Grow!

    Carpe diem

    Milk.... it does the body good.

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    yeah good idea. set yourself a goal such as 'i wanna be 200lbs before i cut' or 'i wanna add another 15lbs before i cut'.
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    I stop bulking when.. No, not then.. I guess I stop when.... Hmm.. I guess when...no... I don't stop bulking..
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    ~This is something wussy people say to feel better about themselves...

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