Teekay for bulk/cut cycle. Is 175lbs-187lbs enough? That would be 4 months bulk / cut cycle at 1 lb a week, 3 months of cutting or bulking than a month of maintenance. So I could potentially get 3 cycles in a year and slowly raising LBM.
That would be a good weight for me too, I can hang around 187 prior to my meets then taper back to a 182 or for meet day.
Edit: wrote a long post but realized I barely replied to Coldsnap.
What I was trying to say is that if you have 4 months to gain, you should spend most of that time bulking since you gain more muscle on a controlled bulk than you lose muscle on a good cut. I think 12 weeks is too short to go up 12 pounds and then drop down to the same bf%. 4 months = 17 weeks, you could bulk 12 pounds for 12 pounds gained, maintenance 2-4 weeks and then cut. You prob won't be able to cut down to the same bodyfat as pre-bulk in only 3 weeks.
I wouldn't do drastic cuts as a powerlifter though. Those cuts often lead to strength losses, which a BBer can get away with since they don't compete on strength. It would be very bad for the powerlifter. Better to hoover just above your weight class until a couple weeks out and then drop fat slowly and shed water weight the last week, like you wrote.
Edited by conceptionist - 4/12/14 at 2:43pm