PumpedUP Education Series: Mini Bulk / Cut Cycles-Is It Worth It?

Mini bulking! Anyone try it? I did a 6 week bulk, saw a few gains (shown in my lifting numbers), and am now on to cutting. Not a bad plan, especially if you went a bit overboard on your bulk and need to clean things up đŸ˜‰

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When training it is quite common for people to partake in two phases in the quest for the holy grail of muscle! The first being a bulking phase. A bulking phase involves training hard and eating a caloric surplus. This is continued until a goal weight is reached or too much body fat has been accumulated.

The next phase is the leaning down phase (i.e. cutting / dieting). The aim of this phase is to rid yourself of the body fat you have accumulated during your bulk and reveal the dense lean muscle tissue you have grown during your bulk!

The amount of time spent in each phase varies depending on the person, however it is common for bulking periods to last 6 months to a year followed by months of dieting (depending on how much excess fat was gained).

Matthew and I have recently come across a concept that…

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