Bulking vs. Cutting: A Quick Comparison

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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.