Alternating Fat burn and gaining muscle

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    Sep 04, 2009 6:23 PM GMT
    How often do you alternate between bulking up (high healthy calories and wieght training) and Cutting (cardio and fewer calories).

    I have heard everything from 6 months to every other day.

    I am interested to know what works best for you. I am trying to add muscle mass, but in the long run, but I want to keep the fat to a minimum.

    Thanks,
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    Sep 04, 2009 8:25 PM GMT
    I train for quality not quantity. Gaining lean muscle mass and burning extra fat are two things that I work on at the same time.

    Bulking and cutting seems really unnecessary, unless you're training for a particular sport and you're trying to achieve a certain weight category.

    And since your metabolism slows down with age, it's gonna get harder to shed the extra bloat during your "cutting" cycle.

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    Sep 06, 2009 2:20 PM GMT
    You might look into the carb cycling theory. I don't have specifics but have seen it on a couple of bodybuilding forums. Basically, it lets you gain slowly and consistently without getting fat (depending on your body type). Generally, over the period of a week, you have high, medium, and low carb days. That's all I know, plus you eat more carbs on workout days.
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    Sep 27, 2009 7:56 PM GMT
    Thanks for the help guys.....that thread was really helpful.