How long do you usually bulk and cut for? I plan on bulking for the winter season and cutting for summer. If I wanted to be well into a cut for the summer when should I start? I don't know how long it will take. I know "everyone is different", but in general how long would it take. I'm male, 18, 5'8 if that helps. I don't know my BF%, but I know for sure it's nothing lower than 10 and probably no higher than 18 or 20. Any help?