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January 11, 2021 10:27

Hi andy hope you’re well. if we are in calorie deficit phase for long (8months)
with proper cheat meals or diet breaks ,
should we starting reverse dieting?

November 18, 2020 03:51

Hi Andy! Wondering if the 1:1 gain for muscle:fat is reasonable to expect for women? My thoughts are that it’s probably less with the lower levels of T, but not sure how much to expect.

I know women are outside your coaching realm, but wanted your trusted input!
Thanks so much!

Lawrence Caffrey
Lawrence Caffrey
September 24, 2020 17:44

So useful andy thanks! Your bulking article (plural now) have been so informative for me over the last month or so of transitioning to a bulk.

May 17, 2020 00:11

Hey Andy, do you have any guidelines on how tape measurements should change over time when bulking? Should I even be doing measurements while bulking? I know this is a big factor in adjusting when cutting, but I haven’t seen you talk about it when bulking.

I’ve been bulking for 11 weeks and have seen my weight go up, although not as fast as I was aiming for. My chest, arm, and leg measurements are going up too, though pretty gradually. Of course all of this is complicated by not having access to a gym because of COVID-19, so I’m trying to make do using banded squats and DLs, pushups, jumps, sprints, and various bodyweight squats.


January 16, 2020 19:22

Hi Andy,

Due to my work schedule every few weeks or so I have to put most of my training sessions back to back (training days: M, F, S, S). I figure it’s not ideal, but better than missing sessions. At the moment I keep my calories constant (i.e same daily surplus across the week) for that run of three rest days in the middle of the week, but it feels counter-intuitive to be in a hypercaloric state when Monday’s training stimulus must have ‘worn-off’ by Thursday. Would it be best to continue as I am and keep calories constant, or would there be a benefit (i.e. less fat gain) dropping calories slightly on, say, Wednesday and Thursday.

Thanks in advance!

Andrew McGuire
Andrew McGuire
January 8, 2020 04:16

Hey Andy – you mentioned in one of your emails that you’re going to be releasing an updated Bulking Guide on ‘The Last Shred’ book. Any update on when that will be out? I just moved from Shredding down to 150lbs at 12% BF (5’7”) and moved to the ‘bulk’ mode for 3 month bulk and 1 month shred so 3 cycles in 2020.

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