'Whether BULKING or CUTTING the right diet is the one that works best for you and your lifestyle. Whether it\'s 6 meals a day, 3 meals a day or intermittent fasting. All that REALLY matters is calories in versus calories out and making sure your calories include the proper amounts of protein, carbs & fat you need to see gains! HOWEVER, if you\'re skinny, overweight, skinny fat or maybe even a seasoned lifter with an already great physique... the answer as to SHOULD you bulk or cut might surprise you... (2:45)- Why Are You Skinny Fat? | Should You Bulk Or Cut? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dwgpxNiSO_Y&t=25s&list=PLacPhVACI3MPznswtcCZslN5zIcggcdX0&index=7 (3:39)- BULKING: You Are Doing It WRONG! (STOP WASTING TIME!) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lYjHbuXtkC4&index=41&list=PLacPhVACI3MPmdZvXralM2yDlAFdJObWC *READ FULL ARTICLE WITH PHOTOS* https://muscularstrength.com/article/Should-Lose-Weight-Bulk-First Today we are going to talk about something very important. Before you know it summer will be here and the last thing you want to do is miss that 4 – 6 week window where you should be getting RIPPED and ready to show off your gains! Am I right? But bulking and cutting goes much deeper than “looking” a certain way at a certain time. A lot of people just kind of fall into the category of “bulking” or “cutting” because they THINK they need to bulk or cut at certain times of the year…which is RIDICULOUS. Let me explain… Too Skinny Or Too Fat? Now if you’re extremely thin, it obviously makes sense to start bulking and if you are currently overweight, you obviously need to start cutting fat. But what if you belong in neither of these groups? What if you are kind of on the overweight side but you don’t really have a lot of muscle? Or what if you’re on the skinny side but you still hold on to a lot of fat around your stomach and love handles area? This is the place where I’m sure the majority of you will fall into and both of these types of “looks” are due to the same reason – not eating enough food. So let’s dive into that first and then be sure to read through to the end of the article as I will give you the most simple advice to follow for cutting and bulking once you have your EATING and WORKOUT PROGRAM under control. The Problem With ‘Eating Clean’ A lot of times when we set a goal to “eat clean”, whether to gain muscle or lose fat, we instinctively reduce calories or just end up eating less because “clean eating” usually involves no snacking on junk throughout the day. So even though you’re eating “better”, your overall calories may have gone down, especially if you are not TRACKING THEM. If you’re skinny fat or kind of overweight with not a lot of muscle and are thinking about cutting, you’re just going to make things worse. Your muscles are STARVING for food and now because you VISUALLY see fat all over your body, you think the solution is even LESS calories. However, this is going to send you down a road too many people find themselves on which is LOTS AND LOTS of gym time with little to no results. So my advice is simple. Unless your body fat is SUPER high, like over 22% for men and 26% for woman, it doesn’t make sense to restrict your calories and place yourself in a deficit to start cutting. Clean eating and training at this point will actually result in muscle gain and fat loss at the same time which is known as “body recomposition”. You see, the only reason why you’re skinny fat or slightly overweight with no muscle tone is because your muscles don’t have the calories & nutrients they need to sustain or repair and grow from training. But once you start feeding them PROPERLY and combine that with a good gym routine, your metabolism will start to increase and that stubborn fat will melt off. So for the majority of you it’s not going to be BULKING or CUTTING…it’s going to be EATING CORRECTLY for the first time because now you’re tracking your macros, hopefully with MY CUSTOM MEAL PLAN APP…because it is awesome! How Much Weight Should I Gain When I Bulk? But what about for those of you who ARE seasoned lifters, eat right and already have a great workout program. If you’ve never seen my video “Bulking: You Are Doing It Wrong”, I suggest you watch it. *CONTINUE READING HERE* https://muscularstrength.com/article/Should-Lose-Weight-Bulk-First Program Selector - Get The Right Program For You! - https://muscularstrength.com/Program-Selector ---------------------------------------- Subscribe To My Channel - https://www.youtube.com/user/ScottHermanFitness ---------------------------------------- 1 on 1 Online Coaching - http://muscularstrength.com/consultations ---------------------------------------- DOWNLOAD MY APP! – iPhone & Android! https://muscularstrength.com/phoneapp ---------------------------------------- MORE TIPS! - https://www.instagram.com/ScottHermanFitness'
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