After bulking since August, and gaining 30 pounds, I've decided it's time for my first cut. I've literally got to the point where I'm beginning to have trouble downing a ton of calories, and I think I may just need a mental break from the eating, cut for awhile, and get my appetite back.
I've worked all the way up to 240, got sick and lost 5-6 pounds, and now I'm back up to 240 again. My original goal was to make it to 250, but I think I've now decided that I want to cut, get a leaner frame with less body fat, and start a leaner bulk the second time around.
Now on to my first cut...
I'm not 100% sure what I'm doing, I've researched cutting quite a bit lately, but since it's my first cut, I want to make 100% I'm doing it right.
I've been getting in 4000+ calories during my bulk, normally right above 4000, on some days even higher. I'm thinking that I should aim for the 2500-3000 calorie range for my cut? Correct me if I'm off on this one, because I'm not sure.
For cardio, I'm going to go 20-30 minutes, 4 times a week on the stair stepper or bike. I may get on the treadmill some as well.
For my routine, I'll be sticking with heavy weight just as I did during my bulk, I don't plan on changing anything.
I want to do cut this right. So correct me on anything I need corrected on. Any tips, information I'll need to know, throw it at me.
EDIT: Just took pictures today. I'm starting my cut tomorrow so this is me at the end of my first ever bulk. I've went from 210 to 240. Check her out and let me know what you think.