I had originally planned on bulking at least some, but that was because normally all I've ever done is just drop weight, and then stop, so maybe that is still a valid option..
Im 6'2 250lbs, 31% body fat. Should I cut first, if so to what weight? Should I bulk first? If so how long. At what point should I go from cutting to bulking, I do have a decent amount of muscle right now (for me.. :P) so dont really want to drop a chunk of it getting all the way down to 200 first, but if that is the best way to go then I can.
We have almost similar stats. I am still bulking, however i have decided to start a cut in a couple of weeks. I have basically chosen to do so because most of my clothes do not fit anymore and i dont really like what i see in the mirror. When to bulk or cut and for how long completely depends on your own opinion. If you are happy with how you look but want some more muscle, bulk. If you want to cut fat, cut. The length is determined by the point of satisfaction.
If you are 31% bodyfat, losing weight is probably the best route to go for right now. Not sure how old you are or what your weight training experience is. Could you share that? I would say you want to cut that bodyfat % by at least 10-15%. What are your athletic goals, if any?
I have no real lifting experience, Ive lifted weights but not with a ton of experience or confidence that what I was doing was best :P
My goals are to simply be in shape, have at least as much strength as I have now, and look good. I am not worried about being HUGE yet, Id settle for above average and ripped :P
I uploaded a picture to give you an idea of where I stood after the last time I dropped from 250 to ~ 210.
I think dropping 15% bodyfat would be good first, that would put me at ~ -38lbs from fat, and probably another 12 lbs minimum from muscle loss, so around 200lbs.
Last edited by ShaleMacGregor; 07-19-2009 at 01:16 PM.
Seems to me you have an idea of what needs to be done. Good plan in place, just go after it.
What would the difference be between these two plans.
1) Rowing doing 4 15 minute HIIT sessions a day + jogging a few miles + calorie reduction
2) Lifting weights a few hours a day timing protein/calorie intake around them, 3 days a week, and doing cardio 2 days a week.
Those progress pics you posted of the last time you cut were pretty good man. I am kinda in the same boat. I wanna lose some fat first and then bulk up a little bit.
Shut Up And Train.
Thanks, I did that using the p90x workout that lasted for 90 days.
Just kicking myself that I look like I do in picture 1, or close, a year after that.