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malrose
12-12-2013, 10:07 PM
So im trying a bulking phase im thinking ill hit 180 then start cutting down again. Arms are getting bigger and wieght i lift is increasing although slowly but i feel like im definately sacraficing a 6pack to bulk is this common or an i not bulking correctly?

AlecGaro
12-12-2013, 10:27 PM
this is very common haha your not doing anything wrong. its perfectly normal to gain fat on a bulk.. everyone does. BUT u want to minimize it as much as possible. a good tip is aiming to gain about 0.5 lbs per week because any more and it will be mostly fat gains.

Gxp23
12-12-2013, 11:46 PM
If you are worried about losing your "6 pack" you are in the wrong sport.

erahul88
12-13-2013, 12:08 AM
Are you tracking calorie intake? If so how much calorie surplus?

bmc1701
12-13-2013, 02:41 AM
So im trying a bulking phase im thinking ill hit 180 then start cutting down again. Arms are getting bigger and wieght i lift is increasing although slowly but i feel like im definately sacraficing a 6pack to bulk is this common or an i not bulking correctly?

U will always get your six pack back mate so wouldn't worry about it! To avoid alot of fat gain try just going 300-500 over over maintenace. I time my carbs on workout days at breakfast, pre workout and postworkout and non workour days in the morning and afternoon not in evening but thats just personal preference.

JoshyCii
12-13-2013, 02:44 AM
The faster you put on size the faster it'll disappear, it all depends on your goals, and how you want to feel. In regards to losing the six pack though that is perfectly normal, and so long as you're prepared for a strict cut shouldn't let it worry you.

Vegmaster
12-13-2013, 04:27 AM
If you are worried about losing your "6 pack" you are in the wrong sport.

Amen to that. Mine is in permanent hiding but to me, strength matters more than any six pack. Not many chances to get bare topped in Scotland.

Former300lber
12-13-2013, 04:42 AM
If your ab's are showing, you ain't growing.

Platapus94
12-13-2013, 04:44 AM
If you're bulk includes keeping a six pack you're doing it wrong

Shandlar
12-13-2013, 05:05 AM
Idk...Znik kicks some serious ass going back and forth between 10/11 and 13/14 doing short(ish) bulk/cut cycles. He's put on immense amount of mass in a short amount of time while never really covering his definition.

He could be a freak though and could have put on even MORE by bulking to 17-18% before cutting but idk. I don't think the body builds muscles at different paces just cause your 12 or 17% bf.

Gxp23
12-13-2013, 05:19 AM
Amen to that. Mine is in permanent hiding but to me, strength matters more than any six pack. Not many chances to get bare topped in Scotland.

Especially this time of year haha.

NeroMaj
12-13-2013, 05:37 AM
Definitely doing it right! I have noticed that during the week when i am working my desk job I tend to look and feel bigger, but by the following Monday when I weigh-in, I look back to normal but am about 1 pound heavier.

Once you reach a good amount of lean mass then you can do the really slow, stay lean all year, kind of bulk.

yettiatcpg
12-13-2013, 06:13 AM
since I have been doing less cardio I have been putting the weight back on. haven't changed my diet much at all. I am up around 358 right now. (winter sucks)

BillMoorman
12-13-2013, 06:48 AM
Eat 500- 600 above your maintenance, lift hard as hell, and do some fun cardio. I define fun cardio as things you enjoy, like playing basketball, racquetball, tennis, etc. My 6 pack has been in the fridge for 23 years....might bust it out this summer. :)

Vegmaster
12-17-2013, 01:01 PM
Especially this time of year haha.

It's funny though, you still see the odd idiot out in their tight bitch tops.

PBateman2
12-17-2013, 01:27 PM
You will lose six pack, definition, etc... So what. It's temporary.

Ootcha
12-17-2013, 02:33 PM
Well if you're eating way too many calories above your Tdee, you'll definetly lose them six packs.

But if you're trying to gain lean mass, you shouldn't go for more then 250-500 calories above maintenance, although you won't have the same definition that you have now.

LivinLifestyles
12-17-2013, 02:42 PM
If your ab's are showing, you ain't growing.
This. I was 135 pounds and have been bulking slowly ever since. My abs are just about completely gone and I have slowed down my bulk but still gaining slowly. Just shoot for about .5 pounds a week (24 pounds a year) to minimize fat gains.

palehorsem4n
12-17-2013, 05:40 PM
Gained four pounds in less than three weeks, but I'm now benching 205 for reps so no care. Six packs be damned!