I am probably a minority, but I actually do not want to bulk due to the following reasons:
- great "feedback"/success I receive from girls after I cut down to measly 158lb at 5'11". Girls love my body and I generally receive my compliments and even felt objectified . As newly single, I didn't realize how much girls are digging a slim muscular look (I guess sorta Brad Pitt fight club look), the downside you look like a manlet in non-formfitting clothes. Obviously more vascularity and even had few occasions of being approached by guys asking me how I got like that. (Funny that it happens when I am at my tiniest) My biceps are still relatively big, lifts actually stayed the same all the way from 172lb to 158lb. I can bench press 225lb (two 45lb plates) on a bar 5-6 times.
- I can do more "extreme exercises" with ease now such as 3 sets of clean dragon flag (10 reps each) or can pull up myself on a bar straight till my waist several times.
- I got my annual physical, everything perfect and my testosterone level is 720, which seems to be average for 25 year old and I am 32.
Now I am a little confused: I am so motivated that I want to cut down to 155lb or even 153lb (my lowest ever was 153lb). My abs are defined, but they could get more defined as I still have slight fat on my stomach.
What would you do? Going close to 150lb at 5'11" seems insane to me yet I get noticed the most when I am tiny. I want to bulk but scared of fattening up On the other hand, since my long-term goal would be 9-10%BF at 170lb, I am considering trying super slow bulk (1lb/month) for entire year. Anyone had success with that? Bulking probably also increases your testosterone level?
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