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jww13
11-29-2006, 02:16 AM
Over the past month I put on 5 lbs (172 to 177), but 2 of that was fat (14.5% to 15.5% bf). It was a dirty bulk. I ate whatever I wanted as long as I reached my protein and calorie requirements (170g and 3250 total cals).

Before this mini-bulk, I went from 165 to 172 and I'd guess about 2 of that was fat. Anyways the fat is starting to get to me and I'm thinking about starting a cut even though it's winter. I think it will be more efficient for me to cut for a bit and then start a clean bulk (better fat/muscle loss/gain ratio).

The other option of course is to continue bulking (but clean it up). If I decide to cut, how long should I eat at maintenance before starting the cut? And do you guys think 15+ bf is a good point to cut down before bulking any more?

thanks

sCaRz*Of*PaiN
11-29-2006, 02:22 AM
Over the past month I put on 5 lbs (172 to 177), but 2 of that was fat (14.5% to 15.5% bf).What method did you use to detect body fat percentage?

8.8
11-29-2006, 02:22 AM
wheres the "this thread is worthless with out pics" smiley ?????

jww13
11-29-2006, 02:27 AM
What method did you use to detect body fat percentage?
Calipers.

jww13
11-29-2006, 02:29 AM
wheres the "this thread is worthless with out pics" smiley ?????
The decision for me is not so much about appearance right now. It's winter and I don't mind holding the extra fat for the next few months. The main thing for me is what is the most efficient thing to do. Cut first and then bulk, or continue bulking and cut even more fat later on?

jww13
11-29-2006, 01:41 PM
Any opinions?

Rock Steady
11-29-2006, 01:46 PM
Any opinions?

If you start worrying about anything less than 10 pounds shifts in your weight unless you're a pro, you'll drive yourself nuts. Breaking down 5 pound increments of weight gain is too granular in the big scheme of things. Keep bulking until you gain another 5-10 pounds. If you're really worried about fat gain, try to elminate simple sugars and time your meals so that most carbs fall at the beginning of the day.

reloaded
11-29-2006, 03:43 PM
If you feel uncomfortable with your fat gain, then cut.