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  • You definitely don't need to cut.

    You definitely don't need to cut.
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    Hard to say without seeing a photo but there...

    Hard to say without seeing a photo but there would certainly be no harm in spending a month or two shedding some of that body fat before returning to your bulk. Ultimately it's up to you and how much...
  • Firstly well done on losing so much weight, but I...

    Firstly well done on losing so much weight, but I don't think you need to cut any further given your pics and the weight you are now (you would probably now be classed as "skinny fat"). Start bulking...
  • Progressive overload means improving your...

    Progressive overload means improving your performance and therefore increasing the weight you are lifting over time. This also includes doing more reps with the same weight, so, for example, if you...
  • If anything it's better to go higher with the...

    If anything it's better to go higher with the protein than not getting enough when trying to build/maintain muscle, and your protein intake is not particularly extreme compared to what many other...
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    Wondered about this myself. I would say it's more...

    Wondered about this myself. I would say it's more to do with the fact that you are losing weight in a calorie deficit and some of this weight inevitably ends up being muscle as well as fat, just like...
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    A lot of it is a matter of personal preference...

    A lot of it is a matter of personal preference and how much body fat you are comfortable with having. There would be no harm in getting your body fat % down a bit more if you want to before bulking...
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    Buy a blender so you can drink a lot your...

    Buy a blender so you can drink a lot your calories, add some whey protein, oats, bananas, peanut butter, milk, ice cream etc, it's an easy way of consuming a lot of calories in a short space of time.
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    It is a tough transition going from a bulk (or...

    It is a tough transition going from a bulk (or just eating what you want) into a cut, it takes a lot of willpower. I find the first week or so the hardest with the hunger and then I just get used to...
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    A month is not long at all to see any real...

    A month is not long at all to see any real progression. Keep doing what you're doing and set yourself realistic goals, for example in 2 weeks aim to bench 97.5 Ibs, in a month 100 Ibs etc. As for...
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    A meal plan for your goals might look something...

    A meal plan for your goals might look something like this, although it depends on what foods you like and don't like. Also I think given your weight that 120-140g of protein would be fine, though...
  • You already seem to have lost quite a bit of...

    You already seem to have lost quite a bit of weight so I would keep doing what you're doing. Fat loss is meant to be a slow process and being in an aggressive calorie deficit is not recommended and...
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    Most people will lose some muscle while dieting...

    Most people will lose some muscle while dieting but that's why you should keep lifting as heavy as possible in order to maintain that muscle, also keep your protein intake high and any losses in...
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    If your goal is to lose fat then you need to be...

    If your goal is to lose fat then you need to be eating in a calorie deficit consistently. If you've been in a surplus then yes you will need to reduce your calories. Work out your maintenance...
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    Yes 1% milk is very low fat, just make sure...

    Yes 1% milk is very low fat, just make sure you're eating in a calorie deficit and you will lose weight, there is also no need to cut out fat altogether.
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    Being in an aggressive calorie deficit, not...

    Being in an aggressive calorie deficit, not lifting weights (or not lifting heavy enough) and also not getting adequate protein is what will make you lose muscle mass when cutting. Estimate how many...
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    Work out your maintenance calories and eat at...

    Work out your maintenance calories and eat at this for a couple of weeks before beginning a bulk; if you go straight into a calorie surplus when you've been cutting you will end up gaining...
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    Run whenever you feel like running, there's never...

    Run whenever you feel like running, there's never really a bad time to exercise. It you're lifting weights on the same day I would say do the cardio afterwards so you have more energy for the...
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    Maybe start training abs first thing in the...

    Maybe start training abs first thing in the morning before you've eaten anything.
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    If you don't have much muscle there is no point...

    If you don't have much muscle there is no point in cutting, definitely bulk.
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