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Bodyfat Threshold While Bulking

Bodyfat Threshold While Bulking

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2007/06/17 09:15:45 (permalink)
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Bodyfat Threshold While Bulking

I am trying to get a general guideline on how much bodyfat is enough to allow me to add muscle, so I was wondering what bf% you will not let yourself beyond when you are bulking. At what point do you decide that you are getting too high and decide to cut?
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    ToxicToffee
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    RE: Bodyfat Threshold While Bulking 2007/06/17 09:18:16 (permalink)
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    there is only a certain amount of protein synthesis that can occur at any one time

    although trying to keep fat levels down is often detremental to this
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    RE: Bodyfat Threshold While Bulking 2007/06/17 13:10:40 (permalink)
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    15% side of 15-20.

    20% is to fat for me IMO
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    RE: Bodyfat Threshold While Bulking 2007/06/17 13:11:43 (permalink)
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    Wouldn't want to go above 15% ideally, though next year my girlfriend is going away for 3-4 months (gap trip) starting february, might bulk for longer.
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    RE: Bodyfat Threshold While Bulking 2007/06/17 17:23:57 (permalink)
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    In the past i've gone over 20% bf twice while bulking. Never ever again its taking an awful long time to shift in the future i'll make sure i don't go over 15%
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    RE: Bodyfat Threshold While Bulking 2007/06/17 17:27:18 (permalink)
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    RE: Bodyfat Threshold While Bulking 2007/06/17 17:27:43 (permalink)
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    i go untill i can only just get into my clothes then i cut

      




     
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    RE: Bodyfat Threshold While Bulking 2007/06/17 17:32:02 (permalink)
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    Just been on a bulk and I'm apperently at 23.6% , But i don't feel happy with it. even if its not a true figure the feeling I get is not nice.

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    RE: Bodyfat Threshold While Bulking 2007/06/17 18:50:07 (permalink)
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    I go up as far as i wish tbh il be passed 30% bf on this bulk i reckon.

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    RE: Bodyfat Threshold While Bulking 2007/06/18 13:31:52 (permalink)
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    On paper I want to get to 15 stone (95.5kg) and 10% BF. (currently 99kg - 17%).
    This means a lean tissue target of 85.5kg.
    This equates to:

    100kg @ 14% or
    105kg @ 18% or
    110kg @ 22%
    etc

    I find shedding fat easier than gaining muscle so I'd probably only go as high as 20% then cut then reassess.

    A BF% increase without a large weight gain would not be a good thing.
    e.g. if I reached 25% but only weighed 105kg then I know my bulk is not working - I'm only gaining fat.

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