View Full Version : How long should you lift before needing to bulk/cut?

01-24-2014, 11:08 AM
I often hear beginners don't need to bulk or cut because they gain muscle and get cut at the same time, I've been lifting about a year, and have been wandering whether I should bulk/cut soon since I've been getting a little chubby, but still haven't gained a whole ton of muscle and would like to be a lot bigger still. So I guess my question is, how long should you lift before needing to begin bulking or cutting? When do you stop building lean muscle and still getting cut as a beginner?

01-24-2014, 11:23 AM
You're only 14. Don't worry about "bulking" or "cutting" at your age. Focus on eating enough to fuel your growth, staying active, and getting adequate rest. I recommend enjoying your teenage years without stressing over diet or exercise. You'll have plenty of time to fine tune your body when you're older.

01-24-2014, 12:55 PM

01-24-2014, 01:01 PM
Until you reach adult height there is only getting stronger and eating lots of protein rich wholefoods

For adults, recomping is only worthwhile for overweight novices.