In this video, Greg Doucette explains that bulking then cutting is a waste of time because even though muscle is built faster in a surplus, all the extra muscle is lost when cutting. But in the same video, and many others, he contradicts himself by saying that you can build muscle during a cut, with a caloric deficit. So he is saying you can build muscle while cutting, but if you first bulk then cut then you lose your muscle.
I would like to know, therefore, which builds more muscle over the same timeline:
- 1 year bulking then 1 year of cutting, or
- 2 years of maintenance, or
- 2 years of cutting
And I'm using limited time because he says fitness is a marathon, but life is not, no one lives forever.