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    To cut or not-that is thy Question, what is they answer?

    Folks,

    I am facing a dillema. I went on a bulking diet nearly 6 months ago and gained 2 stone, however on top of all the muscle I put on quite a bit of fat around the mid section. I am currently weighing 194 pounds at 6ft and would ultimatedly like to be 200ibs at about 10% bodyfat. I would say my bodyfat at the moment is about 20% or more %. Should i start cutting now and by how much do you reckon weightwise on average should I lose. How do I keep all that hard earned muscle while at the same time getting rid of the bodyfat, or should I keep bulking up to about 215lbs and then cut to 200ibs.


    Comments appreciated.

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    That a choice for you to make, not us.

    If you're pushing 20% bf you may want to do a few weeks of cutting for 'damage control' though.

    Once i get too fat my head gets really fcuked up.

    Instead of doing a 'i'm-after-a-six-pack' cut, why not just set yourself a target weight to lose in fat and go for it. Once you hit that weight, resume gaining.

    So if you're 194, aim to drop 5%bf (however much weight that is) and then once you get there (20% to 15% shouldn't take that long) just go back to gaining.

    Ultimately, it's your choice.
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    Originally posted by The_Chicken_Daddy
    That a choice for you to make, not us.

    If you're pushing 20% bf you may want to do a few weeks of cutting for 'damage control' though.

    Once i get too fat my head gets really fcuked up.

    Instead of doing a 'i'm-after-a-six-pack' cut, why not just set yourself a target weight to lose in fat and go for it. Once you hit that weight, resume gaining.

    So if you're 194, aim to drop 5%bf (however much weight that is) and then once you get there (20% to 15% shouldn't take that long) just go back to gaining.

    Ultimately, it's your choice.

    How many ib's would you reckon would I need to lose in order to knock off 5% bodyfat and yeh aswell my head is fucked up from all this bulking. I now have a head like a turnip.

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    Oh yeh I don't have one of those callipers. Can you buy them anywhere?

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    well if you really are 20%, then you have 38.8lbs of fat, and 155.2lbs LBM.

    Dropping 5% of that is 9.7lbs to drop to get to 15%. (of FAT, not 'weight', by the way).

    You could do that without dropping much, if any muscle at all in about 8 weeks. In fact, in 8 weeks you can probably drop a bit more than that of fat (maybe 10lbs or so, since bodyfat is that high).

    Then again, it depends on your metabolism. Some people may be able to drop ~15lbs of fat in that time frame. Some may find dropping 5lbs a task.
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    wowbaby you sound to be in the same situation as i am, although i got to 204lbs and 15%bf now im cutting aiming to slowly strip away until december 12th then i will start bulking again, but much slower then i can keep strength and body weight in tandem instead of fluctuations.

    Good advice CD
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