Bodybuilding.com Information Motivation Supplementation
in:

    The World’s #1 Bodybuilding And Fitness Forum - Save Up To 50% Off Retail Prices In Our Bodybuilding.com Store!

Reply
Results 1 to 16 of 16
  1. #1
    Registered User oscar20's Avatar
    Join Date: Sep 2009
    Age: 26
    Stats: 5'8", 185 lbs
    Posts: 39
    Rep Power: 0
    oscar20 is not very helpful. (-500) oscar20 is not very helpful. (-500)
    Visit oscar20's BodySpace
    oscar20 is offline

    5'8 185lbs should i cut or bulk up having a hard time deciding

    me personally i think i would be better off cutting but i would like to know what yall think since there's many experienced ppl here who used to be in my physique who are more experienced with cutting and bulking
    Reply With Quote

  2. #2
    Registered User dmacdonal9's Avatar
    Join Date: Feb 2012
    Location: Halifax, NS, Canada
    Age: 41
    Stats: 5'7", 167 lbs
    Posts: 8,248
    Rep Power: 6725
    dmacdonal9 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) dmacdonal9 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) dmacdonal9 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) dmacdonal9 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) dmacdonal9 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) dmacdonal9 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) dmacdonal9 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) dmacdonal9 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) dmacdonal9 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) dmacdonal9 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) dmacdonal9 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000)
    Visit dmacdonal9's BodySpace
    dmacdonal9 is offline
    You'd want to cut down some mate, bulking wouldn't go so well at this point. Lift while you cut though, to preserve what you currently have.
    Reply With Quote

  3. #3
    Step 1) Believe in urself Diddoo's Avatar
    Join Date: Mar 2010
    Age: 23
    Stats: 6'2", 195 lbs
    Posts: 5,333
    Rep Power: 7041
    Diddoo has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) Diddoo has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) Diddoo has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) Diddoo has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) Diddoo has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) Diddoo has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) Diddoo has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) Diddoo has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) Diddoo has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) Diddoo has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) Diddoo has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000)
    Visit Diddoo's BodySpace
    Diddoo is offline
    In my personal very beginnerish opinion I would suggest for most people to cut.


    Even though I havent been shredded so I havent followed my own advice... thats what I would suggest


    Higher test levels, better muscle pathways, looks better, better confidence, better dedication and consistancy because you see results and muscle as it comes much better, etc etc etc etc


    brb intermittent fasting till im shredded idfgaf anymore
    4k+
    fuar.k
    Reply With Quote

  4. #4
    Registered User oscar20's Avatar
    Join Date: Sep 2009
    Age: 26
    Stats: 5'8", 185 lbs
    Posts: 39
    Rep Power: 0
    oscar20 is not very helpful. (-500) oscar20 is not very helpful. (-500)
    Visit oscar20's BodySpace
    oscar20 is offline
    Originally Posted by dmacdonal9 View Post
    You'd want to cut down some mate, bulking wouldn't go so well at this point. Lift while you cut though, to preserve what you currently have.
    ok thx man ill do that would you say i do hiit or just keep it at a steady running pace because i used to do hiit and it really shredded fat off me before
    Reply With Quote

  5. #5
    Registered User oscar20's Avatar
    Join Date: Sep 2009
    Age: 26
    Stats: 5'8", 185 lbs
    Posts: 39
    Rep Power: 0
    oscar20 is not very helpful. (-500) oscar20 is not very helpful. (-500)
    Visit oscar20's BodySpace
    oscar20 is offline
    Originally Posted by Diddoo View Post
    In my personal very beginnerish opinion I would suggest for most people to cut.


    Even though I havent been shredded so I havent followed my own advice... thats what I would suggest


    Higher test levels, better muscle pathways, looks better, better confidence, better dedication and consistancy because you see results and muscle as it comes much better, etc etc etc etc


    brb intermittent fasting till im shredded idfgaf anymore
    yea you gotta point man thanks
    Reply With Quote

  6. #6
    Platinum Member tmartin89's Avatar
    Join Date: Jul 2012
    Stats: 6'0", 182 lbs
    Posts: 1,689
    Rep Power: 1882
    tmartin89 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) tmartin89 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) tmartin89 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) tmartin89 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) tmartin89 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) tmartin89 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) tmartin89 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) tmartin89 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) tmartin89 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) tmartin89 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) tmartin89 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000)
    Visit tmartin89's BodySpace
    tmartin89 is offline
    Originally Posted by oscar20 View Post
    ok thx man ill do that would you say i do hiit or just keep it at a steady running pace because i used to do hiit and it really shredded fat off me before
    Although you don't need to do cardio to lose weight, it can help. Your better off doing HIIT IMO.
    "You see, in life, lots of people know what to do, but few people actually do what they know. Knowing is not enough! You must take action!"

    ***Traditional Wet Shaving Crew***
    ***Disregard everything else, acquire aesthetics crew***
    ***Scotland crew***
    ***Texas Crew***

    ★★ The WAKE UP EARLY because I CHOOSE to Crew ★★

    Dallas Cowboys. Texas Longhorns. Glasgow Rangers. Texas Rangers.
    Reply With Quote

  7. #7
    Registered User oscar20's Avatar
    Join Date: Sep 2009
    Age: 26
    Stats: 5'8", 185 lbs
    Posts: 39
    Rep Power: 0
    oscar20 is not very helpful. (-500) oscar20 is not very helpful. (-500)
    Visit oscar20's BodySpace
    oscar20 is offline
    Originally Posted by tmartin89 View Post
    Although you don't need to do cardio to lose weight, it can help. Your better off doing HIIT IMO.
    yea i know i can lose weight by dieting really well and lifting weights but i rather do hiit too to increase my weight loss and get cut and my bf % down ...im also gonna be taking hydroxycut and optimum platinum hydro whey... i used to take optimum gold but i heard hydro whey platinum is better
    Reply With Quote

  8. #8
    Registered User abbub4589's Avatar
    Join Date: Jan 2013
    Posts: 3
    Rep Power: 0
    abbub4589 is the lowest scum of the boards. (Worst Rank) abbub4589 is the lowest scum of the boards. (Worst Rank) abbub4589 is the lowest scum of the boards. (Worst Rank) abbub4589 is the lowest scum of the boards. (Worst Rank) abbub4589 is the lowest scum of the boards. (Worst Rank) abbub4589 is the lowest scum of the boards. (Worst Rank) abbub4589 is the lowest scum of the boards. (Worst Rank) abbub4589 is the lowest scum of the boards. (Worst Rank) abbub4589 is the lowest scum of the boards. (Worst Rank) abbub4589 is the lowest scum of the boards. (Worst Rank) abbub4589 is the lowest scum of the boards. (Worst Rank)
    abbub4589 is offline
    Originally Posted by oscar20 View Post
    me personally i think i would be better off cutting but i would like to know what yall think since there's many experienced ppl here who used to be in my physique who are more experienced with cutting and bulking
    I wouldn’t go about calling it strictly cutting if you find yourself in this position. While the main goal is to lower body fat, keep your diet lined up with consuming the nutrients necessary to build muscle as well. You will find while staying in your specific calorie range while consuming adequate amounts of protein your fat loss will increase dramatically.

    Originally Posted by oscar20 View Post
    yea i know i can lose weight by dieting really well and lifting weights but i rather do hiit too to increase my weight loss and get cut and my bf % down ...im also gonna be taking hydroxycut and optimum platinum hydro whey... i used to take optimum gold but i heard hydro whey platinum is better
    Hydro is an isolate, which is more pure and absorbed much more efficiently; this is definitely a better protein to minimize muscle loss while cutting weight. Whey is still a great source to incorporate to reach sufficient protein levels throughout the day.

    For example mixing with skim milk with organic peanut butter as a meal replacement, this is an excellent one for your goals as it gives you a sense of fullness and actually is enjoyable to consume.

    Stay focused as well, when altering your weight it takes a toll on you mentally more so then physically, the workouts are the fun part, where the mind aspect is where you will find most challenges.

    Best of luck to you my friend.
    Reply With Quote

  9. #9
    Registered User oscar20's Avatar
    Join Date: Sep 2009
    Age: 26
    Stats: 5'8", 185 lbs
    Posts: 39
    Rep Power: 0
    oscar20 is not very helpful. (-500) oscar20 is not very helpful. (-500)
    Visit oscar20's BodySpace
    oscar20 is offline
    Originally Posted by abbub4589 View Post
    I wouldn’t go about calling it strictly cutting if you find yourself in this position. While the main goal is to lower body fat, keep your diet lined up with consuming the nutrients necessary to build muscle as well. You will find while staying in your specific calorie range while consuming adequate amounts of protein your fat loss will increase dramatically.



    Hydro is an isolate, which is more pure and absorbed much more efficiently; this is definitely a better protein to minimize muscle loss while cutting weight. Whey is still a great source to incorporate to reach sufficient protein levels throughout the day.

    For example mixing with skim milk with organic peanut butter as a meal replacement, this is an excellent one for your goals as it gives you a sense of fullness and actually is enjoyable to consume.

    Stay focused as well, when altering your weight it takes a toll on you mentally more so then physically, the workouts are the fun part, where the mind aspect is where you will find most challenges.

    Best of luck to you my friend.
    thx bro you seem very knowledgeable so should i buy whey gold to mix with throughout the day and whey hydro for post and pre workout shakes only and what do you think about hyroxycut hardcore i took it before had outstanding results but i just want to know your thoughts about it...thx bro and sorry for the questions im just really trying to get informed with things
    Reply With Quote

  10. #10
    Registered User dmacdonal9's Avatar
    Join Date: Feb 2012
    Location: Halifax, NS, Canada
    Age: 41
    Stats: 5'7", 167 lbs
    Posts: 8,248
    Rep Power: 6725
    dmacdonal9 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) dmacdonal9 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) dmacdonal9 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) dmacdonal9 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) dmacdonal9 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) dmacdonal9 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) dmacdonal9 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) dmacdonal9 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) dmacdonal9 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) dmacdonal9 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) dmacdonal9 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000)
    Visit dmacdonal9's BodySpace
    dmacdonal9 is offline
    Originally Posted by abbub4589 View Post
    Hydro is an isolate, which is more pure and absorbed much more efficiently; this is definitely a better protein to minimize muscle loss while cutting weight.
    Why?
    Reply With Quote

  11. #11
    Amazon in Training missladyj's Avatar
    Join Date: Sep 2012
    Location: Washington, United States
    Stats: 5'6", 141 lbs
    Posts: 6,625
    Rep Power: 14216
    missladyj has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) missladyj has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) missladyj has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) missladyj has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) missladyj has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) missladyj has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) missladyj has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) missladyj has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) missladyj has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) missladyj has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) missladyj has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000)
    Visit missladyj's BodySpace
    missladyj is offline
    Originally Posted by dmacdonal9 View Post
    Why?
    LOL...this!
    No ego. No Pain.

    Amazon in Training - http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=164606011
    Reply With Quote

  12. #12
    Registered User oscar20's Avatar
    Join Date: Sep 2009
    Age: 26
    Stats: 5'8", 185 lbs
    Posts: 39
    Rep Power: 0
    oscar20 is not very helpful. (-500) oscar20 is not very helpful. (-500)
    Visit oscar20's BodySpace
    oscar20 is offline
    Originally Posted by dmacdonal9 View Post
    Why?
    dont get why u ask why ??? is he wrong or something
    Reply With Quote

  13. #13
    Registered User dmacdonal9's Avatar
    Join Date: Feb 2012
    Location: Halifax, NS, Canada
    Age: 41
    Stats: 5'7", 167 lbs
    Posts: 8,248
    Rep Power: 6725
    dmacdonal9 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) dmacdonal9 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) dmacdonal9 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) dmacdonal9 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) dmacdonal9 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) dmacdonal9 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) dmacdonal9 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) dmacdonal9 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) dmacdonal9 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) dmacdonal9 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) dmacdonal9 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000)
    Visit dmacdonal9's BodySpace
    dmacdonal9 is offline
    Originally Posted by oscar20 View Post
    dont get why u ask why ??? is he wrong or something
    I'm curious to know why whey isolate is better at preserving muscle than any other form of protein.
    Reply With Quote

  14. #14
    Registered User dcmaggio's Avatar
    Join Date: Jun 2011
    Posts: 621
    Rep Power: 43
    dcmaggio has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) dcmaggio has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) dcmaggio has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) dcmaggio has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) dcmaggio has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) dcmaggio has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) dcmaggio has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) dcmaggio has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) dcmaggio has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) dcmaggio has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) dcmaggio has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000)
    dcmaggio is offline
    Originally Posted by dmacdonal9 View Post
    I'm curious to know why whey isolate is better at preserving muscle than any other form of protein.
    Because the theme of this thread is to say outlandish statements that have no scientific backing
    Reply With Quote

  15. #15
    Registered User Muskle's Avatar
    Join Date: Oct 2008
    Location: Georgia, United States
    Age: 19
    Stats: 5'10", 175 lbs
    Posts: 504
    Rep Power: 1457
    Muskle has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) Muskle has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) Muskle has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) Muskle has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) Muskle has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) Muskle has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) Muskle has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) Muskle has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) Muskle has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) Muskle has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) Muskle has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000)
    Visit Muskle's BodySpace
    Muskle is offline
    cut....
    Rep back 500+ leave in comment
    Reply With Quote

  16. #16
    Doc Holliday msm00b's Avatar
    Join Date: Oct 2010
    Location: United States
    Age: 31
    Stats: 5'8", 145 lbs
    Posts: 5,595
    Rep Power: 5151
    msm00b has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) msm00b has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) msm00b has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) msm00b has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) msm00b has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) msm00b has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) msm00b has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) msm00b has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) msm00b has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) msm00b has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) msm00b has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000)
    Visit msm00b's BodySpace
    msm00b is offline
    You're 5'8" and 185. Why on earth would you consider bulking?

    You're overweight. You're actually over halfway between the cutoff of overweight and obese.

    BMI - 28.1
    Lifts:
    Bench: 305lb
    Deadlift: 415lb
    Dip: bodyweight + 230lb
    Pull-up: bodyweight x2

    "There's a lot of 5'11 200-225 lbs guys with 10-12% body fat on the Internet. In reality, their "10-12%" body fat is more like 15% body fat or more. Everyone thinks they're on their way to single digit body fat as soon as they see a blurry four-pack in the right lighting. Your final body weight at 5-6% will be a lot less than what you think."

    -Martin Berkhan

    "Keto is stupid."

    -Me
    Reply With Quote

Reply

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts

Home Store Products Careers Help Contact Us Terms of Use Checkout