***I'll post my personal stats at the end of this message.***
I understand that "BULKING" is just eating enough food so that you gain weight. I also understand that I should try to gain between .5 and 1 lbs per week.
What I don't understand is:
I assume I should begin by bulking... What is a good starting point for bulking?
How long/far should I go with bulking?
Is "CUTTING" the exact opposite of bulking? (losing about a pound per week?)
When do I bulk, and when do I cut?
Is it allways either bulk or cut? I thought I saw something about maintaining somewhere.
What is "clean and dirty" bulking?
I see a formula in some other posts that looks like this:
40/40/20 <---what's this? I assume it means a percentage of the food intake, but have't figured it out exactly.
Ok, I think that I could make a good start if I knew the answers to those questions above. Here are my stats and goals:
159.2 lbs (butt naked)
13% bodyfat (according to one of those electronic bathroom scales)
I am a karate instructor, and I am learning how to shootfight (kickboxing/grappling)...so I am very active.
My goals are:
#1 to increase in size, #2 increase strength.
Thanks in advance for any responses!