Posted by Ross Dickerson

I get asked a lot why I bulk, and then cut, rather than try to make lean muscle mass gains at the same time as having lower body fat.
I personally am a hard gainer and find it really difficult to add any mass while keeping body fat down simultaneously. This means I have to introduce a much higher number of calories and a different style of training to increase my body weight. 
Constantly keeping body fat low and trying to make lean gains simultaneously, your progress will be a lot slower and your strength won’t increase as much. By running a bulking program you will see more significant progress and see your strength increase, leading you to gain more mass over time as you rotate the two progams each year.  A period of cutting back body fat slowly without sacrificing muscle gains made while bulking, usually in the Spring means you have a lean, well defined physique to show off in the Summer.
Seeing progress is key to keeping motivated and by staying lean all the time your progress will be minimal.  By running a bulk and then a cut your body will constantly be changing, leading to more motivation which then leads to more results. 
It’s all about seeing change to your body whether it be size, strength or losing weight. At the end of the day what is the point in training without seeing results.
So whichever stage of your development you are at, try my newest Lean Bulking Plan or my latest Cutting Plan.