In so far as being in a deficit to cut or surplus to bulk, perhaps, but certainly not for health, especially when age ids factored in. The younger guys can get away with alot more than the older ones.
For me, lifting follows health, period.
My Favorite Part Of Lifting Is Having The Opportunity
Meet PR's: (May 2014) Raw Natural
Squat 475 lbs
Bench: 286 lbs
Deadlift: 501 lbs
Total: 1262 lbs
Squat: 495 lbs
Bench: 300 lbs
Deadlift: 520 lbs/500X5
Total: 1315 Lbs