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    A few questions (transitioning from bulking to cutting)

    Obviously my goal is to maintain as much muscle mass as possible!

    1) I've been taking 5g creatine daily since start of bulk, in July. Should this be cycled off/on or can I just continue taking it daily at 5g indefinitely?

    2) I take whey, creatine, glutamine, and multi-vitamin. Any other supplements I should be looking into?

    3) I've gained an average of .7 pounds per week over the last 21 weeks, steadily. Currently at 2750 calories. Was thinking of doing a rest week between bulk cut and keep it at 2750 for that week, and then going down to 2250 to start the cut (will be going from 4 days lifting plus 1 day cardio to 3 days circuit lifting +2-3 days cardio, so activity will be higher). Sound reasonable? Slower? Faster?

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    1) No need to cycle creatine.

    2) Nothing additional needed. Might want to kick up potassium intake to prevent soreness/recovery based on additional cardio.

    3) Sounds reasonable if you can maintain it. If your gaining at 2750 your maintenance may be around 2500-2600. At 2250 if you're eating back your calories burned you'll be at ~.5 lb loss per week. If you don't eat back cals burned you'll obviously lose more (potentially a lot more; burning 500 cals/day cardio will be 1lb per week).

    As long as you're able to maintain your lifts you're good. If you can't maintain your current lifts up the calories. Increasing cardio will also tax your CNS more, which could result in increased fatigue/missing lifts. If you've done this amount of cardio consistently in the past the likelihood of lift fatigue will be reduced.
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    I agree with Justin for the most part.

    My take:

    1. Stay on creatine as 5g per day; any time of day; with any liquid

    2. A fish oil would be the only other supp I'd look into

    3. Here is where I'm cautious; my motto is "Stay with the dance that brought you to the dance". Meaning; if lifting heavy and intensly got you the muscle base you want, stay with lifting heavy and intensly; just decrease your cals. If you move towards more of a circuit training session, you will get more of a lean, stringy muscle. In other words, I'd continue training as you have, just decrease cals.
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    Originally Posted by smokinal View Post
    I agree with Justin for the most part.

    My take:

    1. Stay on creatine as 5g per day; any time of day; with any liquid

    2. A fish oil would be the only other supp I'd look into

    3. Here is where I'm cautious; my motto is "Stay with the dance that brought you to the dance". Meaning; if lifting heavy and intensly got you the muscle base you want, stay with lifting heavy and intensly; just decrease your cals. If you move towards more of a circuit training session, you will get more of a lean, stringy muscle. In other words, I'd continue training as you have, just decrease cals.
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    Whatever you say!

    Seriously though I may do that. I have been doing Fierce 5, Intermediate for my bulk. Is there any benefit to ‘switching it up’, especially if I’d prefer doing Fierce 5 again once I get back to bulking? Or as long as I’m trying to progress and keeping my nutrition in check, reloading regularly, it should be okay to continue doing the same thing?

    I may decrease the weightlifting days to 3 a week from 4, so basically a two week cycle would take three weeks. Gives me a mental break from the gym (been getting up at 4am for the whole year to hit the gym), as cardio can be done from home.
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    Don't bulk if you're going to take a week rest.

    Forget about the circuit training, stay on Fierce 5. Keep lifting heavy.
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