- 01-18-2011, 10:04 PM
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.
- 01-21-2011, 07:08 PM
01-21-2011, 11:37 PM
01-22-2011, 04:13 PM
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.
01-22-2011, 05:03 PM
01-22-2011, 06:44 PM
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!
01-22-2011, 08:46 PM
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!
01-22-2011, 08:53 PM
01-23-2011, 12:36 AM
01-23-2011, 12:41 AM
01-23-2011, 09:45 AM
01-23-2011, 10:30 AM
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.
01-23-2011, 11:03 AM
01-23-2011, 11:24 AM
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!
01-23-2011, 11:43 AM
01-23-2011, 03:28 PM
01-23-2011, 03:38 PM
01-23-2011, 09:08 PM
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
01-23-2011, 09:21 PM
01-23-2011, 09:39 PM
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.
01-23-2011, 10:18 PM
01-23-2011, 11:02 PM
okay well today i did 5 mins moderate cardio pre lifting. then i did shoulders/bis which took around an hr and a half. i immediatly downed my protein shake and then did my cardio. my cardio is around 15 minutes and i do a mix of guerilla cardio ( 4 mins warm up, then 8x 20sec all out, 10 sec rest) followed by high resistance for another 4 mins. (i do the crosstrainer since i have ankle problems.) this is done 5 days a week, always after weight training and i never miss out. some days i do moderate cardio for 20-30mins. im eating so much lately and i feel alot stronger but people say i look like im losing weight and getting leaner! I WANNA GET BIG!
01-23-2011, 11:05 PM
i also have a question. when i work out, i work out HARD. always doing my best. but when i go home i am very sedentary. i do alot of computer programming, database managment and it involves alot of sitting. is this bad? should i try and remain active even after working out? i feel like eating 3-4 meals while sitting down after working out is just having a negative affect!
01-24-2011, 12:16 AM
You need to stop OVERthinking everything . . . And doing some personal research yourself, instead of asking constant questions and expecting to be spoonfed answers - you'll do a lot better if you actually seek out the knowledge for yourself . . .
01-24-2011, 12:30 AM
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