time for a cutting phase?
I've been working out for about 4 months, several times a week. The last 2
months, I've been working out to bulk up, along with a big diet change eating
about twice the amount of food(before I started working out) plus protein
I've picked up some gains in muscle mass that I feel good about, but maybe I've
been taking in too many calories because my love-handles have come back with
the muscle mass.
Not a bunch but it got me to thinking that maybe I should start a cutting phase?
Maybe take 2-3 weeks and do low-weight reps, more cardio, cut the shakes and
reduce my caloric intake. I think I'd still eat 6 times a day, but just less food.
I figure if I lose about 8 lbs, it would kick the handles off. This is the first place I
regain fat, so it should come off quickly from where I'm at now.
Any insights on the cutting phase, and when to stop and start it?