Bulking and cutting is a classic bodybuilding strategy, but it’s not always helpful for the average Joe. Many people get caught in a vicious cycle where they want to build muscle, so they overeat and get fatter. Then they attempt to cut and end up feeling like they are losing their gains, only to start their next bulk.
It’s a vicious cycle of switching between restrictive dieting and feeling weak to overeating and feeling fat. You can’t win in either case, but building the body you want is necessary, right?
Not at all! The premise behind bulking and cutting is based on one of the biggest fitness myths: you need to overeat if you want to build muscle.
Of course, no one called it “overeating”. They call it a “calorie surplus”, which is the same thing.
You most certainly want to eat plenty of food to train hard and build your body up, but you don’t need to force-feed yourself to pack on muscle.
Once you understand you don’t have to overeat to build muscle, you reduce the unnecessary fat gain of bulking. Without that fat gain, you don’t need to cut and the cycle is broken.
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