Hi. First post here, a couple months after getting back into weight training after spending a year off. Anyway, angry with myself for such a lapse and am now completely geared towards gaining some quality muscle.
I'm 5 foot 10, and weight around 165lbs. Started bulking two weeks ago but figured I may as well get technical about what I'm eating and use fitday. Turns out I'm not eating that much, pretty much within maintainence.
How much, at my height and weight, should I eat to promote growth and bulk up? 3000 cals? 4000?
I want to try and get to 190lbs - 200lbs by March 1st, and then spend four months until July 1st cutting, bringing my weight down to around 170-175lbs, hopefully retaining most of the muscle and losing fat. My aim is to have less fat than I do now (at a guess I'd say I was 13 - 14% now, but I will get it tested), aiming for something like 10%.
Is this a doable goal. Or can anyone suggest a better/different one? I've never been on a bulk/cut cycle before so I'm not sure what to expect. Would this kind of thing take years and I'm being really optomistic/stupid about this?
You guys seem to know alot and I could do with the advice. Cheers