We’re going to address the controversy about cutting and bulking.
Is it possible to do both at the same time? Yes.
Very simply put, the goal of “bulking” is to do just that: bulk, and add lean muscle mass. The goal of “cutting” is to reduce body fat percentage. So, the question becomes: is it possible to add lean muscle and lose body fat at the same time? Of course!
Anytime you increase your fat-free mass, you’re increasing your body’s capacity to burn fat. You’re pretty much increasing your rate of metabolism (lean muscle mass takes more oxygen). So as you’re “bulking”, you’re naturally reducing your body fat percentage.
The key, however, is keeping your macro-nutrients in check. It’s crucial to keep a slightly positive net caloric intake; consume a bit more calories than you’re burning per day, so you’re body has enough “building-blocks” for adding new muscle. And then, pretty much as a “side-effect”, the amount of fat you have on your body will decrease.
We aren’t going into super-specific caloric intake description because honestly, we don’t see that as being the most important factor. It’s just important that you’re consuming enough carbs, proteins, and fats. You want roughly about 60% carbs, 25% protein, and 15% fat. That’s pretty much it!
Keep fitness and nutrition simple. That’s the key to building the physique you’ve always dreamed of. As always, feel free to contact us here.
To health, happiness, and success.