I'm thinking ahead to my future cut, planning out the best attack... So many questions!
I hate asking these questions because I'm assuming they are all covered somewhere on the forum, but I haven't been successful finding the answers.
How many lbs per week is safe to lose (while sparing muscle)?
How long should you cut before your body rebels and starts catabolizing muscle?
Is it better to do a long slow cut (12 weeks-6 lbs) or a short intense one (6 weeks 6 lbs)?
I would like to plan the rest of my year - I leave for Germany at the beginning of December for a month with family, and I will be eating more and not lifting while I am there.
So basically I have six months to bulk and cut. I'm already somewhere around 25% bodyfat so obviously I'm going to have to fit some cutting in pretty soon, but I hate to cut right now because I'm making such good strength gains. I was thinking about bulking for another 6 weeks, then do a short cut, for like a month.
Can you help me decid how long my cutting/bulking cycles should be? I figure I should end the year with a cut, right before Germany.