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kalbracht
05-16-2011, 09:34 PM
Default Macros (without deficit or surplus)
BF % est? = 15% / Height = 6'3" / Weight = 175 / Age = 20 / Moderately Active
Calories - 2800
Protein - 208g
Fats - 88g
Carbs - 192g (however I don't focus on them too much and generally try to keep them low in the 100ish range)

Some day's I can hit my macros easily, and some days I struggle to get up there (was on a deficit of 2400cal.) Also, after I meet protein/fat requirements, when striving to fill excess calories the excess protein/fat in that food isn't bad right? (I'm pretty sure that's what I've understood from my reading, but want to make sure).

Here's my pics (before from two months ago and present (lost about 10 pounds), which I had just eaten 30 minutes before taking pics, not very logical, I know). I've only been lifting for two months now. Used to do cardio 4-5 times a week, lately it's been down to about 2-3 times a week.

Ultimately - Should I keep cutting to get rid of the belly/boob fat or bulk to gain mass? Also, respectively, how much cardio should I be doing. (Currently on the ECG Stack and whey protein)

HunterCML
05-16-2011, 09:37 PM
Didn't even get past the second pic. Bulk imo.

BuckleyInDaHous
05-16-2011, 09:53 PM
Didn't even get past the second pic. Bulk imo.
this.

arigra123
05-17-2011, 12:15 AM
Yes/ Bulk

Thawk90
05-17-2011, 12:30 AM
bulkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk

RTW2
05-17-2011, 04:55 AM
Didn't even get past the second pic. Bulk imo.

This....

kalbracht
05-17-2011, 05:31 AM
Thanks for the responses y'all, I appreciate it! How much cardio should I be doing?

binks09
05-17-2011, 05:45 AM
BULK!

As for cardio, maybe LISS once or twice a week and maybe 10 mins as coodown after weights. (And by LISS, I mean like 30 mins of incline walking - 3.5 @ 12 or something)

blueelectrc
05-17-2011, 09:00 AM
I don't think your BF is as high as 15%. You're in a prime position to bulk, so go for it! Good luck.

cyco85
05-17-2011, 09:04 AM
Didn't even get past the second pic. Bulk imo.

Haha was gonna say exactly this

MaxPunishment
05-17-2011, 09:05 AM
No question bulk, you don't have nearly enough mass to justify the effort of cutting. Realistically you don't even need to be doing cardio, just eat a clean diet with a calorie surplus and hit the weights hard. If you plan on cutting afterwards, you can even do a dirty bulk, but if you're going to do a clean bulk cardio will only burn calories and make it more difficult to get a significant surplus on a daily basis

kingreyez
05-17-2011, 09:13 AM
Bulk. nuff said

kalbracht
05-17-2011, 09:22 AM
As for lifting I am trying to use Victor Costa's methodology - focusing on form and using the appropriate muscle, working that muscle until loosing proper form, rest 30 seconds and repeat for 4-5 sets, rather than focusing on the amount of weight and reps. Is this a good idea? I definitely can feel my directed muscles engaging and feel like it has been very beneficial lifting this way, but I guess Iím just looking for some insight on the subject.

cyco85
05-17-2011, 09:46 AM
As for lifting I am trying to use Victor Costa's methodology - focusing on form and using the appropriate muscle, working that muscle until loosing proper form, rest 30 seconds and repeat for 4-5 sets, rather than focusing on the amount of weight and reps. Is this a good idea? I definitely can feel my directed muscles engaging and feel like it has been very beneficial lifting this way, but I guess Iím just looking for some insight on the subject.

Proper form is very important. You don't want sloppy form when you work your bench to 300+ that's for damn sure. So, of course it's a good idea. Anything that stresses the muscle is what you need. You should use the appropriate weight that allows you to maintain proper form and so that you can barely finish the last rep. Have fun!