| Ep 462 – Post-Bulk Bodyweight Maintenance Guide

Author / John

50 Min Listen

In this episode the Crew dials the voicemail to answer a question from a loyal Power Athlete Radio listener:

Hey John & Texas. My name is Alex and I follow Jacked Street. I actually asked a lot of questions in the feed, but this one seemed appropriate for the hotline, which I’ve heard is always hot. So my question is about maintenance after bulking: is it necessary and how long should maintenance last I read somewhere that following a bulk. It’s worthwhile to maintain for four to six weeks to allow your body to adapt to that new weight and it’s supposed to make the cut more efficient or something. It made some sense to me, but it’s also the sort of thing that sounds like it could be BS, so I need the Power Athlete experts to weigh in. Thanks for taking my call, byyyyyyyeee!

It’s Called Cultivating Mass

John thought he had stomach bloat from salmon protein powder for an entire year. Turns out he was just really bored.

The Power Athlete Nutrition Ninjas join John and Tex to set the record straight on bodyweight maintenance following a bulk. Once you’ve cultivated the mass, what measures does one take to keep it on?

What’s the deal with body resetting its new set weight? Do I switch my focus from calories to macronutrients? How long do I wait for a hard cut so I do not lose too much lean body mass? What are a few body signals I can feel for to ensure everything is functioning proper? Answers to all these questions, John’s salmon protein experience, and more with the Power Athlete Nutrition Crew!

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Empower Your Performance

Have you been squatting on questions for John, Luke and Tex? Maybe you have asked around, and just can’t land on a straight answer. Take a breather, give us a call, and let us do the leg work.

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John Welbourn is CEO of Power Athlete and Fuse Move. He is also creator of the online training phenomena, Johnnie WOD. He is a 9 year veteran of the NFL. John was drafted with the 97th pick in 1999 NFL Draft and went on to be a starter for the Philadelphia Eagles from 1999-2003, appearing in 3 NFC Championship games, and for starter for the Kansas City Chiefs from 2004-2007. In 2008, he played with the New England Patriots until an injury ended his season early with him retiring in 2009. Over the course of his career, John has started over 100 games and has 10 play-off appearances. He was a four year lettermen while playing football at the University of California at Berkeley. He graduated with a bachelor's degree in Rhetoric in 1998. John has worked with the MLB, NFL, NHL, Olympic athletes and Military. He travels the world lecturing on performance and nutrition for Power Athlete. You can catch up with John as his personal blog on training, food and life, Talk To Me Johnnie and at Power Athlete.

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