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Bulking and cutting is one of the most popular methods of adding muscle fast, but does it work the way you hope it would? In this video, I’m going to show you how you can actually build muscle and burn fat at the same time and significantly change the look of your body by doing so. I will also cover some of the potential pitfalls on the way to the perfect bulk and cut that could be undercutting your end result.

To start, it helps to discuss what the theory behind bulking and cutting is for putting on muscle. That discussion needs to start with a determination of what you ultimately want to look like at the end of your bulk and cut. If your goal is to wind up with nothing but pure lean muscle gain then you will have to identify that and understand that your cut is going to have to be precise and must be able to last for the duration. In other words, you will have to cut until every bit of excess body fat that you put on is no longer there, while making sure not to compromise any of the lean muscle mass you added in the process.

If on the other hand you simply want to add “size”, for lack of a better term (meaning pack on partial amounts of lean muscle and body fat) then your goals and the practicality of the process would become much simpler to adhere to. For the purposes of this video and channel however, we are assuming that the end product of your bulk and cut would be to add pure lean muscle gains without body fat hiding what you have done.

With this said, I argue that this whole process does not have to be segmented into a bulking phase and a cutting phase but rather can be achieved at once (with a significant impact on how you look and feel at the end). By being hypo caloric and maintaining a positive nitrogen balance you can definitely add muscle and burn fat at the same time, albeit at a slightly slower but much more consistent and maintainable rate.

When the longevity of your appearance and gains is what is paramount, the alternative of spending half the year fat and a few months comfortable enough with your physique to take off your shirt is not an option. When you bulk and cut at the same time you can walk around 365 days a year looking your best while steadily accruing lean muscle year over year.

The risk of bulking and then cutting is often that the adaptation to going into a sustainable hypo caloric diet becomes daunting and as soon as it cannot be maintained, the results are lost. Many people will enter into a bulk and never fully come out of it. There are many a gym filled with guys spending hours each week on cardio trying to reverse the effects of a long ago bulk gone wrong.

If instead you focused on staying slightly hypocaloric while increasing your protein intake to support positive nitrogen balance needed to keep a net protein synthesis, you would find that you could add pure lean muscle more consistently. Now, this process will be a slightly slower one than trying to force your body to grow more quickly but the end result will be more sustainable and consistent.

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47 COMMENTS

  1. I have not money for protein im poor☹️ i have lots of knowledge about bodybuilding but i cant change my body because im poor and i cant afford foods i am just 18 living with my parents they are aslo poor how can i build muscle

  2. Bulking worked for me because when you bulk you will definitely get stronger. And when I cut back down I went back to being weak but I slowly got back to to almost the same of what I was lifting when I was fat. Because I had had already done it before so I was confident I could get the same lift even though I was at my regular body weight!
    Also idk if muscle memory had any affect in this but I like to think it did.

  3. I'm losing weight and still seeing gains on my lifts, but I'm having to lower my mass overall, so I am cutting rather than pure recomp. Even now at 201 (down 22 lbs from 3 months ago), I'm too big for my frame (I'm 5'9" and small framed). So I really don't want to weigh more than 160 to 170 when I'm back in shape again

  4. Notice how he says he can take off his shirt 365 days a year and show of his muscles. It's interesting he doesn't offer to take of his sweat pants. The guy never wants us to see his under-developed legs for some reason.

  5. How fat should I get on my novice progression, and how will I know when it's too fat (most BIA scales are inaccurate about body fat)? Six weeks ago I could barely deadlift 160lbx5 (at 5'7", 130lb bodyweight) and now I'm at 215×5 (at 147 bodyweight). I've gone up about +3% in bodyfat (scale says I'm at 22%), which is totally worth it for me. I will probably cut down on the calories when my scale has me over 25%, which will be soon.

    I don't care about asthetics at all. I'm 48 years old, I just want to be strong enough to not get injured carrying things around, and to pack on some muscle and bone that I can maintain into old age. I don't want abs, I don't want to bodybuild, and I don't want to powerlift. What I do want is a 2x bodyweight deadlift, as long as I can also do something like a 8min/mile 5k.

    Actually I think I answered my own question. As long as I can do a sub 9min pace 5k (without specific speedwork and distance training), I'm ok.

  6. I added 10 lbs of lean mass while losing 8 lbs a fat last year. Got my bodyfat down to 7.8%. I tried bulking, but barely put on any weight. My bodyfat % went up a bit, but I should have it back down soon. I'm just keeping things constant at this point.

  7. When I eventually rewatch this video:

    You can be in a deficit and gain muscle if you eat enough protein and sleep/recover enough.
    You will not gain a lot of muscle but you'll certainly not lose any and when you've dropped enough fat, you'll look jacked anyway since all of your muscle will loook bigger even though they really aren't.

    Also you can just search and YouTube "How to get taller", there are some exercises that supposedly should help. I havn't used it myself since I'm 6' 4'' and really don't want to get any taller (eating enough is hell as a tall person), but there's no advertising for a training program in those videos so they might just help you. At worst you'll just get more flexible and better cardio, because it's practically just a lot of specific stretching and cardio.

  8. Of course, you can gain muscle whilst burning fat – but of course, it only accounts for beginners who have excessive amounts of fat stored in their bodies. I went from 210 [email protected] % bodyfat to [email protected]% within a year solely through eating at maintenance and a slight deficit.
    I could undoubtedly have achieved more muscle gains but that would have been at the expense of my leanness lol.
    Now I'm just staying at the same bodyweight striving towards a lower body fat percentage – it will take longer time, but it will be a hell of a lot more enjoyable as opposed to killing myself through a daunting cut

  9. My bulking phase consists of pounds of marijuana and cheesecakes (cheese for the protein, cake for the carbs) for about 12 weeks and my cutting phase involves a lot of cocaine and bitches (to work off the extra pounds).

  10. Going into hipocaloric state doesn't work for a lot of people not because of consistency but because of plateaus and rebounds due to that approach decreasing their basal metabolic rate, wich leads to burn less calories since you can't and you won't workout 24 hours a day wich means that no amount of excercice will lead to grater results necessarily. Is that people start eating better, not less, what leads to the results. They get more veggies in their lives, eat good souces of fat and protein, less junk food and less sugar. Also as you said the secret is consistency, and caloric reduction is not reliable or consistent enough as a method since you can't really calucalte reliably and consistently your caloric intake and burning, your metabolism will shift every single day to match it since your body is not so broken to just deprive itself. Instead eating properly is consistent and far more reliable as an approach since you know what you eat regularly and what you don't. If you eat a lot sugar then you can progresively get rid of it ,if you don't tastee enough veggies you can work towards that, if you don't get enough meat or legumes you can incorporate those.

  11. I enjoy the videos and information. For me, it is difficult to determine the amount of protein required with so much information in the public. Often I hear that sixty to seventy grams are adequate for a hundred and eighty-pound male who lifts weights.

  12. When it comes to the dieting aspect of fitness, say you’re sticking with the same caloric intake amount, does your body adapt to that as well just like it (supposedly) adapts to the weight you lift?

  13. THIS IS THE GOOD NEWS OF WHAT GOD DID THRU JESUS FOR US: JESUS DIED FOR OUR SINS BECAUSE WE ALL FALL SHORT OF HIS RIGHTEOUSNESS BECAUSE WE ALL SINNED SO WE ARE CONSIDERED UNHOLY. BUT JESUS TOOK OUR PUNISHMENT OF DEATH THUS PAYING THE PRICE FOR SALVATION AND ETERNAL LIFE THRU HIM. SO WE DONT HAVE TO SUFFER IN HELL. YOU JUST HAVE TO TRUST & BELIEVE IN HIM AS SAVIOR & AS THE ONE TRUE WAY TO THE FATHER, GOD FOR THIS WONDERFUL GIFT OF PROMISED PARADISE. LET THE LORD BLESS THRU THIS MESSAGE

  14. hi, dude, your videos are awesome much love from Egypt wana know if am going to take BCAA for more results should i take it only during the training or every day even the days that am not training in. thanks (p.s my weight was 152 K last month and currently 138 K through diet and training )

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