Quick reminder, 31yrs old @ 72.5kg, 179cm. On and off casual weight training for ~3 years but got serious 4 months ago. I've been on a cut for 4 months (including 1 month of holidays over december where I was effectively at maintenance). Dropped from ~87kg to the current 72.5kg over the course of the cut. I guess I was skinny fat to start, can see most of my abs now but need to build some muscle to I'm about to start a bulk. If I had to guess I'd say I'm around the 13% BF mark.
I've been cutting at 2000 calories which is a 500cal deficit. Over the last 4 weeks I've thrown in a fat burner for that little extra boost.
I've read different opinions on how to transition to a bulk.
a) Straight to maintenance for 1-2 weeks and then 100-200 calories increase to desired bulking calories
b) Straight to desired bulking weight (makes no difference in the big picture if you go stright to a decent surplus)
c) Add 100-200 calories every week till you get to your desired bulking calories.
I'm trying to minimise fat gain so I'm assuming I bulk at 200-300 calories over maintenance.