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    Diet longer or eat at surplus/maintnence?

    5'11 178 lbs Ive been dieting for 10 weeks started at 205. Eat about 1857 calories a day (169p c146 f66 roughly) and workout 3 times a week and lose about 1.5 lbs a week. my goal was 160 but I was going to bulk anyways. So I was wondering could I eat to gain muscle now or should I keep dieting to burn more fat? Pictures on profile.
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    Originally Posted by zhamp6566 View Post
    5'11 178 lbs Ive been dieting for 10 weeks started at 205. Eat about 1857 calories a day (169p c146 f66 roughly) and workout 3 times a week and lose about 1.5 lbs a week. my goal was 160 but I was going to bulk anyways. So I was wondering could I eat to gain muscle now or should I keep dieting to burn more fat? Pictures on profile.
    Without looking at your pictures, I'd suggest getting down to 160lbs and it has nothing to do with weight.

    You set a goal, achieve that goal. Not only will it give you an incredible sense of pride, it will make your later goals easier to achieve because you know can do it.

    Usually bulking from a leaner state is more optimal anyways.
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    Stay in a deficit and get on a good beginners lifting program. If you're not lifting and lifting PROPERLY you'll just shrink down to a smaller version of yourself. But yes you need to stay in a deficit and continue losing fat. The lifting will retain what muscle you have.
    If you don't get what you want you didn't want it bad enough
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    Thanks for the advice. Im going to take break from my diet but still eat at maintnence and workouts for a week. I didn't mention it above but Ive been having trouble sleeping so I hope this corrects it.
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    OP, you say you work out 3 days a week. You are lifting weights, aren't you?
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    Originally Posted by CommitmentRulz View Post
    OP, you say you work out 3 days a week. You are lifting weights, aren't you?
    Yeah I'm doing upper and lower body work outs.
    day 1
    Barbell Squat 2 sets, 5-8 reps
    Barbell Bench Press - Medium Grip 3 sets, 5-8 reps
    Bent Over Barbell Row 3 sets, 5-8 reps
    Dumbbell Shoulder Press 3 sets, 8-10 reps
    Barbell Curl 2 sets, 8-10 reps
    Weighted Bench Dip 2 sets, 10-12 reps
    Side Lateral Raise 2 sets, 10-12 reps

    Day 2

    Incline Dumbbell Press 2 sets, 8-10 reps
    Wide-Grip Lat Pulldown 2 sets, 8-10 reps
    Barbell Full Squat 4 sets, 5 reps
    Barbell Deadlift 4 sets, 5 reps
    Dumbbell Lunges 2-3 sets, 8 reps
    Standing Calf Raise 2-3 sets, 10-12 reps
    Any ab workout 2 sets 12-15 reps

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