got a hard decision on my hands. im 213pds. 5'11 and 16% bf (i know, horrendous.) but i have come a long way from 325 pounds. i lost alot of weight and still didnt like how i looked so i decidede to start lifting weights, been about 5 months and i have very good results so far. i want to become shredded, under 10% is my overall goal, but i also want a good frame ( i like being a big guy.) my midsection is very undeveloped (core is strong, talking about how it looks) so im planning on doing a bulking program and hopefully gain 5 lbs of lean mass in a month then cut from march until june/july. my question, should i be cutting right now since my bf is so high? its probably going to go up a little, but i work out very hard 6 days a week and cardio everyday.
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Lean bulking can be accomplished with the right diet and training. what supplements are you taking/plan on taking if any? do you need help with diet and a training program? if so, post on here and either rosie or myself can make suggestions on those things to get you to reach your goal as best/fast as possible. good luck and congrats on the progress you have made!! the decision is up to you on either to cut or bulk...etc. if i were you, i would do a mild cut then LEAN bulk or recomp.
^^^ i agree with that.....bring the bf down 2-4% then lean bulk and ull bea monster by summer!
hey everyone! thanks for the support. im currently down to 16.5% bf which has been a drastic change compared to my 38% back in 2008. so im going to bulk for a month, and hopefully my bf doesnt go up more than 1% or 2. i am eating very healthy, with a few high calorie meals weekly (cheats.) im going to be supplementing assault, creatine mono, xtend, waxy maize, myofusion, opti-men and fish oil. i feel like this will be solid and i know i cant rely on this for results. i will be working my ass off. pyramids 5 days a week, and cardio HIIT or guerilla at least 3 days a week. im not going to take any mass gainers but make my own shakes ie. milk, pb, bananas, oats, and whey. delicious and nutritional. any additions or critisism i will accept. thank you!
sounds good bro....good luck and keep us posted on ur progress on here that way we can help you out .....post up ur diet and workouts, let us know how u feel and how ur progress is coming along! cant wait to hear back from ya!
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From personal experience, its not the best idea. You ought to at most do a month of maintenance, then back to dropping fat. When you've previously been that high bodyfat before, just like with muscle memory it seems like there is fat memory too :P plus, the leaner you start, the easier it is to see even a half % of bodyfat gain. At 16+%, adding even 2% isn't super obvious.
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well good for me then! i dont want people to notice a change in my bodyfat. being fat sucked. and i not going to go back there. people will notice it when i start cutting for a few months and all the muscle really starts to appear!
ive been eating alot of carbs lately and i need a rebound because i feel like even though i am bulking i shouldnt be eating these foods, but i did have my cheat meal last night which was a cheeseburger wedge and chilli cheese fries and a spicy chick n crisp from burger king. and today i had a bowl of chips, and a muffin as my high carb meals. im messing up! help rosie
I have always been told that you don't start shedding fat until a half hour of cardio is complete. So your cardio time may need to be increased.