Right now Im finishing off a bulking cycle, which is purely based on the intensity of my workouts, my diet, and a few supps im on, nothing hardcore. I Want to know If I should continue putting on weight or try to cut to eliminate fat then go for more gains. I feel like I wana just keep getting bigger but at the same time I know for every couple pounds of muscle I get I have been getting a little bit more fat.
Heres my history. 16 YO. I started out last fall at the end of long distance running season, weighing about 158. I began lifting in november, and by feb I was at 146 at my lowest, pretty solid but small, low fat. I kept working out til spring track season, where I sat at about 155. I put on some more fat, and some leg mass during season. Im a sprinter and track in my main sport for the year, so Its what is most important to me other than lifting, which takes presidense now. I continued to lift through track season and finished about 158.I decided to go hardcore over the summer to come back to school huge, and about three weeks into my workout I screwed up my left elbow/shoulder. I was off and on liftin for the rest of summer trying to lift, and I made some gains to about 165. After everything was feeling better, I bumped up to 168. I started using more creatine, and started my harder workout w/ some new supps and brought me up to about 174. I cycled off creatine til I lost all my extra water weight, increased diet, and then went back on creatine after the water weight was gona, and made it up to 178, where I was stuck. I just started my new stack two weeks ago with zma and gaba to try and lose some fat and increase test, along with the sleep help, and got monster mass shake to go with my torrent, and a few other goodies. I increased my diet over the past two weeks and i weighed in 181.5 two days ago. Thats where I stand.
So where do I go? Im gona try to get some before pics, and a more recent pic. my profile pic was taken today, for reference.
Along with your suggestion of cut or bulk, a suggestion of some good products, exercises, diets or whatever else would be appreciated. thank you!