Bulking | Cutting | The Truth!!

  • Published: 19 March 2017
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    Bulking and cutting is one of the most popular methods of adding muscle fast, but does it work the way you hope it would? In this video, I’m going to show you how you can actually build muscle and burn fat at the same time and significantly change the look of your body by doing so. I will also cover some of the potential pitfalls on the way to the perfect bulk and cut that could be undercutting your end result.

    To start, it helps to discuss what the theory behind bulking and cutting is for putting on muscle. That discussion needs to start with a determination of what you ultimately want to look like at the end of your bulk and cut. If your goal is to wind up with nothing but pure lean muscle gain then you will have to identify that and understand that your cut is going to have to be precise and must be able to last for the duration. In other words, you will have to cut until every bit of excess body fat that you put on is no longer there, while making sure not to compromise any of the lean muscle mass you added in the process.

    If on the other hand you simply want to add “size”, for lack of a better term (meaning pack on partial amounts of lean muscle and body fat) then your goals and the practicality of the process would become much simpler to adhere to. For the purposes of this video and channel however, we are assuming that the end product of your bulk and cut would be to add pure lean muscle gains without body fat hiding what you have done.

    With this said, I argue that this whole process does not have to be segmented into a bulking phase and a cutting phase but rather can be achieved at once (with a significant impact on how you look and feel at the end). By being hypo caloric and maintaining a positive nitrogen balance you can definitely add muscle and burn fat at the same time, albeit at a slightly slower but much more consistent and maintainable rate.

    When the longevity of your appearance and gains is what is paramount, the alternative of spending half the year fat and a few months comfortable enough with your physique to take off your shirt is not an option. When you bulk and cut at the same time you can walk around 365 days a year looking your best while steadily accruing lean muscle year over year.

    The risk of bulking and then cutting is often that the adaptation to going into a sustainable hypo caloric diet becomes daunting and as soon as it cannot be maintained, the results are lost. Many people will enter into a bulk and never fully come out of it. There are many a gym filled with guys spending hours each week on cardio trying to reverse the effects of a long ago bulk gone wrong.

    If instead you focused on staying slightly hypocaloric while increasing your protein intake to support positive nitrogen balance needed to keep a net protein synthesis, you would find that you could add pure lean muscle more consistently. Now, this process will be a slightly slower one than trying to force your body to grow more quickly but the end result will be more sustainable and consistent.

    For a complete program that walks you through the process of eating foods you love while allowing you to lose fat if you desire while adding pure lean muscle, head to http://athleanx.com and get the ATHLEAN-X Training System. Learn to eat and train like an athlete and get gains that you can keep and proudly show off three hundred and sixty five days a year.

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  • Tshiri S
    Tshiri S  3 days back

    The thumbnail just reminds me of Andy’s ad post from the office

    • najeeb hamandishe
      najeeb hamandishe  3 days back

      5:00 jeff feels itchy??

      • נתנאל שר
        נתנאל שר  5 days back

        yeaahhhh Jefff

        • Waiter MeLoNe
          Waiter MeLoNe  1 weeks back

          What about skinny guys trying to bulk

          • Maximilian Bernard
            Maximilian Bernard  1 weeks back

            Probably the only video that I have to disagree with Jeff... Bulking and Cutting cycles are just fine, just as long as you do it clean (good food), slow (no huge deficits or surpluses) and with high enough protein intake (positive nitrogen balance). Getting out of a Bulk is one thing if you have no self-control and willpower, but for some it's easy. Jeff shouldn't say (or even imply) things like: "You WON'T be able to get out of a Bulk ever!"... Yes, you can.. Just as long as you have self-control and don't eat shitty, addicting foods! This way you will be able to get ample muscle gains and the Cuts won't feel like shit! Recomp is kinda useless, if you ask me...

            • dakusaab
              dakusaab  1 weeks back

              fuck calories, look at food that has sugar in it. Stay away from that suff. 80% of food in supermarket has sugar in it

              • Rizky Wijaya
                Rizky Wijaya  1 weeks back

                5:00 (scratch scratch...)

                • Omega Nyan
                  Omega Nyan  2 weeks back

                  "I'm 41 years old on top of it"

                  What. WHAT. Holy shit I thought he was in his 30s at WORST. Looking at Scooby1961 too, working out does WONDERS to your health. Simply amazing. I'm so glad I started to take it more seriously

                  • Flat Stanley
                    Flat Stanley  2 weeks back

                    I think I will bulk until I get to a stage where I feel as though I have reached my goal, then cut, and then do this

                    • AngryDuck76
                      AngryDuck76  2 weeks back

                      41 you young spunker; I'm 43 and........nowhere near in that shape! Lol I'm getting there.

                      • Leon
                        Leon  2 weeks back

                        Hypo-caloric is true, but you also need to keep your stress levels down, sleep properly, workout properly, and eat right meaning macros and micros.

                        • Marjan Naumovski
                          Marjan Naumovski  2 weeks back

                          41 and rocking... Same here bro 💪🏻 keep it up

                          • Aditya Punetha
                            Aditya Punetha  2 weeks back

                            wat the fuck is " bitch tits" xD

                            • Ghassen ammar
                              Ghassen ammar  2 weeks back

                              Wish you were my coach :(

                              • steven swisher
                                steven swisher  3 weeks back

                                Jeff is 41??? Woah, I was not expecting that

                                • steven swisher
                                  steven swisher  3 weeks back

                                  "But jeff look at those bitch tits" 😂😂😂

                                  • YoungLimaBean
                                    YoungLimaBean  3 weeks back

                                    Jeff aint ever tell a lie 😤

                                    • Frank Mir Ortega
                                      Frank Mir Ortega  3 weeks back

                                      Can an intermediate achieve this ?

                                      • Micah Hoffman
                                        Micah Hoffman  3 weeks back

                                        WTF JEFF IS 41

                                        • Rohan Hampapur Rangaraj

                                          Hi Jeff, For gaining muscle, you have to be at a caloric surplus, how will eating at calories just below maintenance and consuming enough protein gain muscle?

                                          • Ryan Jensen
                                            Ryan Jensen  3 weeks back

                                            I wish I had a gym at home. I'd probably be spending 10-20k for machines and like 500 for dumbells

                                            • Bilal Khares
                                              Bilal Khares  3 weeks back

                                              @46 let me know if you figure it out lol

                                              • Super Power
                                                Super Power  3 weeks back

                                                I'm not sold on that being a 90 day transformation. If it was then he was taking a ton of gear or he has extremely gifted genetics. I'm going to go with he was taking a ton of gear. You don't lose 20+ pounds of fat (somewhat big love handles and bitch tits) while gaining a similar amount of muscle in a 3 month period even if your a complete noob. Come on Jeff. I agree it's possible to lose fat and gain muscle but this guy was almost certainly on gear.

                                                • pangtsr
                                                  pangtsr  4 weeks back

                                                  41?? Jfc. Thought he was 50.

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                                                    • Bryan Flores
                                                      Bryan Flores  4 weeks back

                                                      "Look at those bitch tits"

                                                      • Abidi Obaid
                                                        Abidi Obaid  4 weeks back

                                                        Hi Jeff, are tren cures sustainable?

                                                        • GYM JUNkiE
                                                          GYM JUNkiE  1 months back

                                                          HEALTH IS YOUR WEALTH GUYS...... Skinny,fat,short or Tall.....

                                                          • LizardMaster
                                                            LizardMaster  1 months back

                                                            Still has bitch tits

                                                            • Yg Bodybuilder
                                                              Yg Bodybuilder  1 months back

                                                              what should someone do that stop lifting weights for 8 months and got fat? Should they cut first or should they be bulking to gain that muscles back that they lost?

                                                              • Docchucklilchuck
                                                                Docchucklilchuck  1 months back

                                                                Dude, u old.

                                                                Me too.....43

                                                                • Sharp Tongue
                                                                  Sharp Tongue  1 months back

                                                                  Mr. Soderbergh, I uh... I think this is an appropriate time for me to take my shirt off.

                                                                  • Kyle Lillard
                                                                    Kyle Lillard  1 months back

                                                                    Okay so what program did he do?

                                                                    • Abishek Murali
                                                                      Abishek Murali  1 months back

                                                                      King ❤❤❤

                                                                      • Max Fern
                                                                        Max Fern  1 months back

                                                                        You can also change how you eat i.e. stop eating just before sleep or eat things that are faster to digest/process. A good tip is to change your snacks to be more protein oriented i.e. nuts, yogourt (ideally the classic one or greek one without added sugar. You can then add maple sirup or honey with coconut and vanilla extract or whatever you like), or even cold meats or dry sausage. Unless you're going to train (cause you need it for the energy) you can try to cut carbs and focus on protein and veggies.

                                                                        • Dredgen One
                                                                          Dredgen One  1 months back

                                                                          He was able to do that because he was new to training or stopped for a long time and came back. Your newbie gains are awesome, because no matter what you do, you grow and lose fat at the same time. Oh and yes, that quick too. Once the newbie period is over, bulk and cut are very much helpful. Cutting in the problem, not bulk. Bulk only becomes a problem when you start snacking and add it to your diet on a daily basis...

                                                                          • Dredgen One
                                                                            Dredgen One  1 months back

                                                                            He was able to do that because he was new to training or stopped for a long time and came back. Your newbie gains are awesome, because no matter what you do, you grow and lose fat at the same time. Oh and yes, that quick too. Once the newbie period is over, bulk and cut are very much helpful. Cutting in the problem, not bulk. Bulk only becomes a problem when you start snacking and add it to your diet on a daily basis...

                                                                            • Harden 013
                                                                              Harden 013  1 months back

                                                                              Almost didn’t recognize Jeff with his shirt on

                                                                              • TraceguyRune
                                                                                TraceguyRune  1 months back

                                                                                I like the cut. Never looked so good in my life. Being lean is awesome

                                                                                • Delicious_mm
                                                                                  Delicious_mm  1 months back

                                                                                  I’ve been doing this for 4 months and I went from 215 lbs to 175 lbs. I lost a lot of fat and gained a lot of muscle. It really works!

                                                                                  • Joel Gaal
                                                                                    Joel Gaal  1 months back

                                                                                    You've been doing what? Bulking and cutting?

                                                                                • Adir Ozeri
                                                                                  Adir Ozeri  1 months back

                                                                                  when people say 'he should lose weight' they actually mean 'he should lose body fat'

                                                                                  • Georgie David Jacob
                                                                                    Georgie David Jacob  1 months back

                                                                                    Malayalies ivde comeon

                                                                                    • mhm izme
                                                                                      mhm izme  1 months back

                                                                                      "This guy did this in 90 days" WHAT!?? Holy shit

                                                                                      • Vince Bruno
                                                                                        Vince Bruno  2 months back

                                                                                        Did that guy take steroids or something? He did that in 3 months not gaining or losing a pound?

                                                                                        • JSK
                                                                                          JSK  2 months back

                                                                                          What is your 145lbs, you would still have to bulk to get bigger at 145 you look skinny even if you have muscle

                                                                                        • SNKRhead Games
                                                                                          SNKRhead Games  2 months back

                                                                                          What?! Even 1 pound per body weight is too much

                                                                                          • son goten
                                                                                            son goten  2 months back

                                                                                            how high should the deficite be ?

                                                                                            • son goten
                                                                                              son goten  2 months back

                                                                                              90 days ?!?? was that a detrained ?