Before we get to “Problem #3”, you should understand this concept first.
Your body is always trying to find balance…
…to find homeostasis.
Massive fluctuations in weight and fat mass on a season-to-season basis (ie. following the “bulking” and “cutting” model) throws your body completely off balance.
When you’re gaining weight and eating in a surplus in order to try gain muscle you consistently elevate your insulin levels.
Insulin is your storage hormone.
The problem with consistently elevated insulin levels, however, is that your body becomes desensitized and then eventually resistant to insulin.
When you eat, your body responds to those feedings by secreting insulin.
Insulin signals your cells to “open up” to receive nutrients and calories to make them available as fuel for your cells to use as energy.
When you eat to bulk – both eating in volume and frequency – you’re constantly in high-insulin state.
There is so much energy (calories) in your blood that your pancreas has to produce more and more insulin in order to accommodate for the excess.
Eventually, your pancreas can’t keep up with the amount of energy in your blood resulting in high blood sugar… your cells have now become RESISTANT TO INSULIN.
And insulin resistance is a pre-cursor towards Type-2 diabetes.
Which now leads us into “Problem #3″…
Problem #3 -
Your Hormones and Endocrine System Go Through the Ringer
Think about what’s going on with your hormones when you’re constantly fluctuating between “single digit bodyfat & being 10lbs too light” and then “carrying an additional 10-20lbs (mostly of fat)”.
The amount of stress and fluctuation your body goes through when it’s just trying to find a “norm” (homeostasis) is not healthy.
This is why you’ll see a lot of guys who grew up in this era and didn’t know any better are having trouble dropping weight.
They’ve stayed fat.
No matter how hard they try, they can’t drop the weight.
If you train properly - Explosively to Get Stronger using a proper program - then you will avoid all the downfalls of a "bulking" and "cutting" season and be able to stay in great shape year round.
I’ll give you a template on how to do that in the following pages.
But first, let’s answer our initial question…
Knowing that we shouldn’t fluctuate between bulking and cutting…
And knowing that the fluctuations will cause serious damage to our hormonal system…