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yoyoman21
03-25-2006, 10:45 PM
I am on Bill Starr's 5x5 right now, i know i need some more mass but summer is coming up and i need opinions on whether i should bulk or cut?

I weight 160 and am 5'7" with around 13 - 14 % bodyfat.

Sidior
03-25-2006, 10:48 PM
bulk

ederon
03-25-2006, 11:00 PM
you can actually bulk and lower your bf if done properly

yoyoman21
03-25-2006, 11:16 PM
How do i do that?

Gabrielle
03-25-2006, 11:34 PM
if you wanna get in shape for summer, cut. If you don't care, then bulk either clean or dirty

Bruin
03-29-2006, 02:55 PM
Your best objective at this point is to focus on being "cut." Keep your caloric intake at a reasonable number (2500 if you w/o like a dog, 1800 if you work out 1hr 4-5x week), and taken chromium & nitorline (or any other NO supplement). And get busy on your crunches. No matter how big you are, if you're not cut... who gives a @#* ! You can increase your caloric intake ONLY if you're working extremely hard. Don't be fooled by thinking you can w/o half-heartedly & eat everything in sight & still see the results you hope for. It doesn't work that way.

MJS
03-29-2006, 03:02 PM
bulk, no doubt.

David
03-29-2006, 03:52 PM
lol, everyone telling you to bulk for the summer.

Listen, what you want to do is cut for the summer and get nice sexy abs, the girls love that.

Why you would want to bulk for the summer is beyond me, that's what the long cold winter is for. Plus the extra fat will keep you warm during those cold months.

Meat_Head
03-29-2006, 04:37 PM
lol, everyone telling you to bulk for the summer.

Listen, what you want to do is cut for the summer and get nice sexy abs, the girls love that.

Why you would want to bulk for the summer is beyond me, that's what the long cold winter is for. Plus the extra fat will keep you warm during those cold months.

You should want to bulk until you have a significant amount of muscle mass. That way there's a point to cutting... you get to see all the slabs of muscle you've added. If he started cutting now, he'd end up scrawny and weak with abs.

Davidelmo
03-29-2006, 05:18 PM
You look pretty similar to me a couple weeks ago actually.

Are you sure about the 13-14% body fat though? I'm very similar and though I was around 16%

Mercuryblade
04-07-2006, 02:00 AM
get nice sexy abs, the girls love that.


I was a twig last year, weighed 134 lbs, but apparently had a really good stomach, I got this reputation for having really good abs and random girls were always asking me to see them (seriously!). For some reason girls love abs. But then again, this isn't the wannabeprettyfortheoppositesexforums.com, so you are going to encounter some criticism whenever you want to look good in a swimsuit.

TwiloMike
04-07-2006, 08:04 AM
I say bulk. Bulk cleanly for summer, but bulk nonetheless. Girls have to like you for your face before they like you for your abs.

soul71
04-07-2006, 08:47 AM
cut for summer, or do a clean bulk id say

Detard
04-07-2006, 03:20 PM
maintain till winter or at least till summers over, then bulk

Phelon
04-07-2006, 03:26 PM
bulllkkk

brian136
04-07-2006, 04:38 PM
bulk... any idiot can have abs... it will be much better if you bulk and put on about 50 pounds then cut and are nice and ripped AND have muscle for next summer... try looking at the bigger picture.

the funny thing is i always had abs till i started going to the gym

jkirkpatrick
04-07-2006, 04:41 PM
Hmmmm....do I want to be friggin' huge or do I want to have one nice bodypart. Given time, I can have both, but since I'm not friggin' huge just yet, I should:

BULK

Stupendous
04-07-2006, 08:21 PM
Clean bulk

I'm clean bulking all through summer. Gonna be in the 18-20% BF but I don't care. If anyone says anything I'll just kick their ass :D

Gabrielle
04-08-2006, 02:42 PM
lol..stupendous..best response on the thread :)

diesel_dan
04-09-2006, 04:17 AM
lol at Stupendous. It all depends on what you want more. More muscle and strength or a bulging abs. I've actually noticed some girls to like the "bulky" look more. For where your at now, I say clean bulk. As always on a bulk you will gain a little fat, but that's why we say "clean" bulk to minimize fat gain.

gusthebus
04-09-2006, 11:50 AM
:nod: bulk, bulk, bulk cleanly