So... for how long should I bulk? I was thinking that a month and a half of clean(er) eating and more intense training should yield some good gain judging on how I trained and ate during the past month anda half (high volume, 1800 or so cals. Hey, I didnt know any better.) and I was still able to put two inches on around my chest. I wanted to know how long bulks and cuts should last, if I'm not planning on competing any time soon. Remember I wanted to put on 15-20 lbs in 5 months, but I dont want to have to buy special "fat pants". Needless to remind you all, but I used to be a pretty fat bastige, and my body stores fat fairly readily, so two months of this bulking stuff and I wont be able to see my toes.