I'm moderately new to the site and from what I've gathered (I'm probably wrong) it seems to be that you can either cut to lose bf, or you can gain muscle by bulking. My question is whether it's possible to still build muscle and put on lean body mass whilst achieving then maintaining a body fat under 10% and what would be required to do so? Thanks.
02-28-2013, 03:38 AM #1
Is it possible to build muscle and get big whilst maintaining a low bf%?
02-28-2013, 03:42 AM #2
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Not under 10% but is theoretically possible. You bulk by eating lots and filling your macros so that your body has the right ingredients and energy to repair and grow.
By not eating enough and staying lean, your body won't be getting the nutrients to do this.
It is technically possible to eat just enough so that your body has the perfect ingredients and energy and not any more excess, but well, good luck with that, with different daily tasks, energy expenditure, sleep times, food eaten, etc"if you have blood sugar you take a knife and make a cut then let it bleed" - Dexter Cox
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02-28-2013, 09:34 AM #3
02-28-2013, 09:46 AM #4
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You need to do some more reading. Protien isn't the only thing that matters. It's all about calories. You're cutting when you're at a calorie deficit , and you're bulking when you're at a calorie surplus. It is possible to stay pretty lean during a bulk, some people stay around 13% doing a clean bulk. You basically eat just the right amount like the above poster said.
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02-28-2013, 11:02 AM #6
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