Should I Bulk Or Cut First? #LLTV


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Cut Or Bulk? Which Should You Do First?

Alright Live Leaners, it’s time to answer one of the most asked questions here on Live Lean TV, “Should I bulk or cut before trying to add muscle?”.

First off, I’ve been consistently training for approximately 10 years and I have never done a typical “bulk phase”. Sure I’ve “cut” for projects and photoshoots, but I really do consistently stay lean (under 9% body fat) 365 days a year.

Some people in the industry say it’s impossible to maintain that level of leanness all year.

What do I say?


Consistency, hard work, and following the right workout and diet plan’¦YES!

bulk or cut

Regardless of where you stand on the matter’¦

If you’re going to do a bulk or cut phase with your training’¦

In my opinion, there is a right and a wrong way to do it. Bottom line’¦



The problem I have with bulking first…

…is that it may increase the quantity of fat cells you already have. And once you add fat cells, you MAY be able to shrink them BUT you may never be able to actually get rid of them again.

So your first goal before bulking’¦is get your body fat % below 10% or if you’re a female below 20%.

IMPORTANT: if you train properly, you will reduce your body fat %’¦but the real important factor is your diet.

The fastest way to reduce your body fat %…

…without starving yourself, is to lower the amount of calories from carbs and replace those calories by increasing your intake of good sources of healthy fat like fish oil, flax, and borage oil.

If you want more tips to stay lean 365 days a year’¦

…you’ll definitely want to check out my Live Lean Forever 2.0 Starter Guide. This starter guide includes a sample workout from my Live Lean Afterburn 12 week workout program and a full days worth of meals that I typically eat, to stay lean all year round.

Click here to go download it for free and lets prove you can live lean all year round.

I’m also interested in your experiences with a bulk or cut…

Have you ever tried to bulk or cut and what were your results?

In the comment section below, let me know what your experiences were with a bulk and cut approach?

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– What were your experiences with a bulk and cut approach?

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26 responses to “Should I Bulk Or Cut First? #LLTV

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  3. I never cut. I was underweight. Height 172cm, weight 51kg. Then I follow decided to gain weight using bodybuilding style(which I believe is the fastest way to gain muscle mass) and eating consistently and taking mass gainer. Now I am 63kg and aiming to hit 75kg before starting the cutting phase.

  4. Is it possible to lift weight and build lean muscle while losing fat at the same time? I eat healthy and try to build lean muscle. My reps are at in the 12-15 range, depending on which excerise I do.

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  6. Simple clear advice there brad! I know people might disagree with you. It’s great to hear the conviction you have from your own experiences.

  7. Shannon, I am a free beahcbody coach and I can help you lose weight for free and give you all the support and help you need just like I do with other ladies.

  8. @shannon2005100 hi Shannon, in your circumstance i’d focus on lifting weights in circuit format with short breaks. That way you’ll be burning a lot of calories and helping build lean muscle. The “bulking” aspect is more for people looking to primarily add a lot of muscle faster (without too much concern for adding fat). Check out my Live Lean Afterburn 12 week program. It would be a perfect style program for you.

  9. Yikes, when you say I might never be able to lose the fat cells again, does that mean, that the belly I’m trying to get rid of won’t disappear, but merely shrink?

  10. I have irritable bowel movement so I can’t poop much when I want, can that slow down my fat loss or even make me gain?

  11. You’re awesome! Great info, never tried either bulking or cuting, only eating lean! Thank you, you gorgeous man! ;P

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