this is how I started, looking like a concentration camp survivor at 155lbs, majority of the fat around my hips, thighs and ass.
here I am now, with minimum weightlifting
Should I cut or bulk? Ive watched a video stating I should clean bulk but I already have a massive bf, and a very **** upper body. Sitting at 170lbs, some advice will be much appreciated.
Very mad about how my life is at the moment and for once I'm getting my nutrition right and hitting the gym every day
Thread: Cut or bulk (skinny fat)
02-04-2013, 02:36 PM #1
Cut or bulk (skinny fat)
02-04-2013, 02:42 PM #2
i would cut down to about 15% bf (you look about 20-22% right now)
keep lifting during the cut, lose about 10-12 pounds, then re-evaluate
edit: honestly, it looks like you put on too much bf during your bulk. double check your calorie needs. next time you bulk try to keep it closer to only 200 calorie surplus. if you start gaining too much fat during the bulk, slightly drop the calories and keep going
02-04-2013, 02:51 PM #3
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02-04-2013, 03:30 PM #5
This logic is a bit flawed, the noob gains have much less to do with the amount of time someone has been lifting than they do with the actual amount of muscle tissue put on.
Think of it like this, a person's first 20ish pounds of muscle will be MUCH easier to put on than the next 20 pounds, regardless of how long this person has been lifting. The time frame for a person doing this might just so happen to end up in the 5 to 6 month period though.
To the OP, if you want to cut down a bit to get rid of some of the belly fat go right ahead, speaking from experience it is pretty nice being able to see your abs begin to pop as you're bulking up because you are already at a relatively low body fat. Keep in mind though that you will not build that much muscle until you start eating at a caloric surplus.
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You need to cut down body fat first. Looking at your pics, you need about 15-20 lbs (approx 7-10 percent body fat) still to lose before going on a clean bulk. Taking in consideration you being a newbie, I'd start researching a lot first and not just look for advice on this forum as you are going to get a lot of different opinions, including mine. Get a clear vision of what you want to do, this way you can generate a clear program to get clear results, bottom line.Manuel Jimenez Jr.
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