Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Sunny San Diego
My suggestion would be to use the colder winter months to slow down a little and put on some mass. This isn't a license to eat crap mind you, but up your clean calories with an emphasis on protien, don't worry about cardio, and keep your workouts heavy and intense. If you eat right you'll put on mostly lean mass so that when the warmer months come, it will be that much less work to lean out. As for a time-table, I'd suggest bulking now through February or so, depending on how much bodyfat you manage to accumulate over the bulking phase. If you do it right, you shouldn't need but a month of a low carb, high rep, daily cardio routine to get into tip top condition. If that's the case, bulk 'til about April and use may to lean out for bikini season. If you like to eat, give yourself a few more months to diet.
I want to stress though, that "bulking" does not mean going on a see-food diet, unless you already have a high metabolism. The cleaner you stay in the "off season" will equate to better/quicker gains and less work when diet time comes around.
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