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.
You bulk up,up to the point you consider.No one can advice you to bulk for a month or two.. It's up to you.If you can't stand fat gain you could do shorter cycles.
Yeah, it's pretty much up to you. I am going to bulk until I feel I NEED to cut. I probably will only cut if I want to compete in PL and I need to make a certain weight, other than that I won't cut until I hit at least 180. You heard it here. If you ever see me make a post about cutting and it isn't for that reason, let me have it!
Best Meet Lifts(Raw w/wraps):
@165- 435 SQ 270 BE 560 DL.....1255 total
@181- 470 SQ 285 BE 570 DL.....1320 total
Best Meet Lifts(Multi-ply):
@148- 575 SQ 315 BE 515 DL.....1400 total
@165- 680 SQ 380 BE 540 DL.....1555 total
@181- 700 SQ 375 BE 535 DL.....1605 total
Best Gym Lifts(Raw)
455(w/wraps) SQ 280 BE 545 DL
Ok, I was mainly wondering if it screwed up your metabolism if you switch between bulking and cutting too often. I will probably start cutting once I hit 155 lbs or so. Hopefully most of that gain will be muscle now that I'm eating clean