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Bulking or Cutting? 10 facts about the difference!

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Bulking or Cutting? 10 facts about the difference!

1. Bulking means eating a daily excess of calories needed to maintain your weight. Cutting means consuming a daily deficit to lower your body fat. 

2. Bulking and cardio do not go hand in hand. Cardio expends calories needed to gain weight.

3. If you're skinny or have low muscle mass you need to bulk up before you attempt to cut.

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4. When you cut you need to prevent muscle breakdown by consuming enough calories overall and plenty of protein. Bulking on the other hand with plenty of calories in excess means your protein intake does not have to be as high. 

5. To gain maximum quality muscle you want to train with heavy weights (remember this is relative). When cutting you want to maintain your strength, do not suddenly exclusively use light weights and high reps.

6. Bulking and Cutting both benefit from strength aids like creatine monohydrate, beta-alanine and whey protein.

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7. If you gain more fat than muscle mass during a bulk, cut back on some carbs. If you lose weight too fast on a cutting phase, add carbs back. 

8. Vary your training every few weeks. In both phases.

9. Don't get too fat when you build. The more body fat you need to lose to get defined the more catabolic it becomes. 

10. Staying to lean in fear of fat gains is a very good way not to gain muscle at all.