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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Age old question
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.
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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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