advice on clean bulk plan
This is my first venture into what is less "working out" and more so "body science" and I'm feeling a little overwhelmed with info. I just got done losing a little over 70lbs and now I'm looking to do a relatively clean bulk for the next couple of months at least and I just want to see if you guys think I'm on the right track so far.
Weight: 166 (~10%BF)
Height: 5' 10"
Goal (for now): 180lbs ~10%BF
Current maintenance calories: 2200 (was thinking 2550 to start for bulking)
Thinking ratio of 40-35-25 (C-P-F) to start out. (255g Carb - 223g Pro - 71g Fat)
All calories burned by exercise are replaced within macros (as opposed to just adding carbs)
Main calorie sources:
Carbs: Oats, wheat bread, fruits and veggies
Protein: chicken and fish mostly, some lean beef, pork, and occasional venison
Fat: nuts, peanut butter, olive oil, other healthy fats
Supplements: whey protein, casein protein, multis and seperate B complex, C, and trying out MusclePharm Assault pre-workout
Lifting: Monday (legs), tuesday (arms and chest), thursday (arms and back), saturday (arms and chest)
Cardio: Wednesday (moderate 30-40mins), thursday (light/moderate 30-40mins), friday (moderate 30-40mins), saturday (light/moderate 30-40mins)
1) Opinion on cardio after weights? I want to minimize my fat gain as much as possible!
2) Just started on bulking diet a couple of days ago and looking a little bloated (definition reduced somewhat), I'm wondering if this is normal when you come off a cut?
3) How long should I wait to judge whether these macros/calorie levels should be adjusted? I was thinking 2-3 weeks or so...