Cut or continue "bulk"?

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    Cut or continue "bulk"?


    A little background: 39, 5'10. 196lbs. Bodyfat 17% Chest/shoulders 44, upper arms 14 1/4. Neck 17. Thighs 23, calves 16.
    I've have an athletic background for most of my life but only started a serious, regimented weightlifting and diet program 17 months ago.
    My basic program consists of dead lifts, squats, bench, rows, pull ups, overhead presses, etc. All the fundamentals.

    My question is should I try going on a cut (which I've never done) or continue on my mass training regimen.
    Ive spent a bit of time building this physique and would like see what it would be like at say, 8% body fat but am a little afraid of undoing all the hard work done so far.
    I like the idea of having a true "six pack" but I would also like to achieve my goal of having 16 inch arms..
    I am interested to know what others think and their experiences are. Thanks again.

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    just a general rule....15% or more, you should cut
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    So maybe I should start adding a bit of cardio..
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    really depends on you op. if you want to continue to get stronger then bulk if you feel you are getting to fat then cut
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    Re: Cut or continue "bulk"?


    Quote Originally Posted by Young Gotti View Post
    just a general rule....15% or more, you should cut
    I thought it was 20% or more cut...
    No wonder I can't see my abs....lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by vidapreta View Post

    I thought it was 20% or more cut...
    No wonder I can't see my abs....lol
    Funny thing is I can see my top 2 abs and some of my obliques. Just wondering if there is any benefit to cutting and then going back to another "bulk"
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    At 5"10 196 your gonna get pretty skinny if you cut! I would keep pushing for size, just eat clean and add some cardio.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SlyCamaro View Post
    At 5"10 196 your gonna get pretty skinny if you cut! I would keep pushing for size, just eat clean and add some cardio.
    Thanks. I think I'll keep eating the same and just add 10-15 minutes of cardio at the end of each lifting session. And cut out the beer!
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    you can try things like intermittent fasting or carb backloading and just pack on size while not packing on much fat.
    you can call me "ozzie" for short.
  

  
 

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