I do apologize if there's a similar thread I have missed. I searched the site as best as I could before creating a new thread.
I'm about 5'8 and 63kg (138 pounds) and have recently started to bulk. I'm naturally very slim but I've been creating a calorie surplus and I've been gaining weight and of course going to the gym at least 3 times a week.
What I have noticed, however, is that with the gain weight, I have started to see the formation of love handles and some belly fat. I really dislike this and have started to wonder if I'm doing something wrong.
I am starting to see more muscle definition around my chest, arms, shoulders and legs but not in my stomach/abdomen.
Are there particular foods I need to avoid/increase to help avoid "stubborn fat"?
Are there exercises I should be doing often?
Or should I just keep doing what I'm doing and worry about it later?
Any help would be appreciated.
Thread: Love handles while bulking
01-09-2016, 03:20 AM #1
Love handles while bulking
01-09-2016, 03:26 AM #2
when you put on fat the first place you're gunna see it is on the stomach, gluten is known to cause bloating. When I removed gluten from my diet I noticed my stomach was a lot more flat.
You can't do much about it the more calories you take in the more fat and muscle you'll put on. If it bothered you a lot cut down on calories, although you won't be gaining muscle as quick.
If I was you I'd take in all the calories I could
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01-09-2016, 02:51 PM #8
I am glad I found this thread! I am having the exact same issue right now.
I am very slim in my upper body (belly as well), but I dislike the fat in my lower back. It is not very visible, but I know it is there and that is already enough.
I started bulking about three weeks ago, and of course, my strength has gone up and I see gains in my shoulders and arms, but it looks like I am gaining fat in the area I always had more fat than in other places. Yay!
So I have the same question as you. It feels like bulking is going good, apart from that week spot I always had. It is only making it worse. I don't know if I should do more lower back exercises or not, cus everyone knows "you cannot lose fat in targeted places".
Guess I'll just keep going though, I want to gain muscle, and I know that is only possible with a caloric surplus. I am convinced I will get rid of it once I start bulking. Just quiet annoying right now but I guess that's just the beginner's fase. The second time I will bulk I'll probably be alot leaner so I guess it won't be that bad anymore then. Fingers crossed and good luck to you!
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