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With us approaching bulking season what are your winter goals and what would you like to work on over the winter? For me I'm currently at 204 lbs and would like to get up to 220 to 225 lbs and keep my body fat around 18%. I'm also going to work hard on strength in the major lifts, bench, squat, deadlifts, etc and try and get my overall strength gains up there and push myself hard this winter in those areas.

 

What are the goals for you this winter?

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Still got a month before I can think about not cutting again. But I'll be focusing on strength gains. I'm tired of being stuck at the same level for all my core lifts.

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I don't really subscribe to the cut\bulk season, so I guess my goals are still the same. Gain weight at ~2 pounds a month (this will probably come and go over time). Also, get stronger over a /long/ period of time using the three big lifts and their variants while maintaining a reasonable amount of body fat and conditioning. :)

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Why is winter considered bulking season? Because no one wants to cut over Thanksgiving and Christmas?

I think that's part of it. The other part could be the opposite of "sun's out, guns out"..

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Because you are certainly gaining some weight during the winter, not necessarily cutting weight or fat. Generally you aren't going to the pool and things like that, at least if you live in the snowy parts of the US.

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What would you recommend if every time I take my pre-workout, I have a bloody stool?

 

I'll hang up and listen.

 

Stop eating red cake and beets as your pre-workout.

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What would you recommend if every time I take my pre-workout, I have a bloody stool?

 

I'll hang up and listen.

Tell your boyfriend not to be so rough.

 

If a serious question, go see a doctor.

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I'm not much into the bulking season either. I would rather eat clean all year long but just increase the amount of food you take in and drop your cardio down to maybe once a week for the winter months.

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As bulking season starts to end... what methods have people found the best to aid in cutting? Any program someone has followed and been super successful with? I bulked all winter, I know the muscle is there because I'm stronger, but there just might still be a slight layer over top of it :D

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As bulking season starts to end... what methods have people found the best to aid in cutting? Any program someone has followed and been super successful with? I bulked all winter, I know the muscle is there because I'm stronger, but there just might still be a slight layer over top of it :D

 

Personally, I like to (really regardless, but especially for weight loss) eat about 6 times per day in small portions. This 1) stops you from feeling hungry because you're eating less, and 2) keeps your metabolism higher throughout the day.

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As bulking season starts to end... what methods have people found the best to aid in cutting? Any program someone has followed and been super successful with? I bulked all winter, I know the muscle is there because I'm stronger, but there just might still be a slight layer over top of it :D

 

Personally, I like to (really regardless, but especially for weight loss) eat about 6 times per day in small portions. This 1) stops you from feeling hungry because you're eating less, and 2) keeps your metabolism higher throughout the day.

 

This right here...And what you eat makes a huge difference. Really focus on your macros. My cutting session really works well when I take in 40-50gr of protein, 15-20gr of carbs and 10-15gr of fat every 2-3 hrs.

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As bulking season starts to end... what methods have people found the best to aid in cutting? Any program someone has followed and been super successful with? I bulked all winter, I know the muscle is there because I'm stronger, but there just might still be a slight layer over top of it :D

I find eating less works best for me :P

 

Stump and Shark have good advice. There's no magic bullet, just work hard and eat smart. Eating more than three or four meals really helps. At least for me it's dangerous when I don't eat for more than 3 hour and get hunger pains. I have a tendency to over eat and binge when I do get a chance to eat again.

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