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    Lean Enough to Bulk?

    Been cutting for 6+ months now, from 200lbs (and close to 30% BF), down to 169lbs. Hoping to get lean enough to finally bulk up and add 15-20 lbs. Am I lean enough to bulk? Was looking to get under 15% first since I don't want to get fat while bulking.
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    Originally Posted by spottedcat1234 View Post
    Been cutting for 6+ months now, from 200lbs (and close to 30% BF), down to 169lbs. Hoping to get lean enough to finally bulk up and add 15-20 lbs. Am I lean enough to bulk? Was looking to get under 15% first since I don't want to get fat while bulking.
    1. Assume a gain of bf% during a bulk to be about 0.5% per week.
    2. With a 10 week minimum bulk, could you still see the outline of your abs if you added 5% body fat? If yes, probably go for it.
    3. With a 15 week sweet spot bulk, could you still see the outline of your abs if you added 7.5% body fat? Is yes, absolutely go for it.

    I'm not sure if you're flexing or relaxed in your photos, it makes a big difference.
    If you're not flexing at all, go for the bulk now without question.
    I like to be around 12.5% body fat before starting a sweet spot 15 week bulk, or 15% body fat for a 10 week minimum bulk.

    **also congrats on your cut, looks great!
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    You look good to me to start the bulking cycle, that's my personal opinion at the end of the day it's based on your preference.
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    Yeah dude, you've dropped enough weight to be considered lean. It would be a good time to start bulking.
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