so right now im 5'10" 200 lbs at 16% body fat. what would be a good weight to bulk up to then cut down to my ideal weight of 200 lbs at 8-10%?
Thread: 200 lbs at 8-10% body fat?
07-19-2009, 09:17 PM #1
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07-19-2009, 09:27 PM #2
Depends on whether you plan on sticking at 16% body fat while you bulk or not. Since your LBM is 168, that'd mean roughly gaining ~15lbs of lean muscle to get from 200 and 16% bf to 200 with 8-10% bf. However much fat comes with the bulk depends on your diet. If you stick with 16%, you'd want to aim for around 220-230lbs before cutting.
(Hopefully the math on all that is right. )
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16% is pretty high.especially for such a serious goal. Cut to 10%, become disciplined.. and your journey will be a lot easier. Then cleanbulk. If you continue bulking (easy route), I guarantee you won't get back down to 10% ever. It's going to be hard to shred that extra fat considering you'll increase from 16%.
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07-20-2009, 09:10 AM #11
That's my plan right now; I'm 210 at 14%, and I'd like to be 200-205 at 10%. I'm trying to slowly decrease the fat, while still progressing in the gym and making sure I get my protein. Recently, I haven't been losing any weight, but I can tell from the mirror that my fat layer is shrinking and I'm gaining muscle mass. If that keeps up, I'll eventually reach my goal without having to "bulk".
In my opinion, patience is the key. The "fast" way to do it is to bulk and cut, but then the results can be disappointing, if you find you gained 30 pounds but only 15 of them were muscle, and then you lost the 30 pounds and 10 of those were muscle, in the end you went on a huge rollercoaster ride that probably took a lot of hard work and discipline, and only converted 5 pounds from fat to muscle. Doing it the slow way without the rollercoaster means very very gradual results, but you're making positive progress the whole way. You don't have to worry whether the muscle you're putting on is going to survive the cutting process, and you don't have to get fatter at any point.
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