Between competition seasons, an off-season bodybuilder focuses on gaining muscle bulk. Typically, bodybuilding competition season spans from April to October, making November through March the off-season.
Off-season is also known as bulking or mass-building. Bodybuilders grow their muscular mass through training and food while focusing on certain areas for improvement. During this stage, they prepare for future competitions and shows by adhering to a diet based on their size and objectives. During the off-season, they consume significantly more protein, carbs, and good fats.