Bulking and cutting are two fundamental phases in the fitness world with distinct goals:
- Goal: Build muscle and gain weight.
- Eat a surplus of calories.
- Focus on strength training.
- Gradual weight gain.
- Goal: Lose fat and achieve definition.
- Create a calorie deficit.
- Incorporate cardio.
- Monitor progress closely.
Choose the phase that aligns with your fitness goals, but remember that individual variation and a balanced approach are also valid options.