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2011/04/01 20:38:38 (permalink)
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Shall I cut now or cut later?

ive been bulking for around 7 - 8 months and its been my first serious bulk since i really started to focus on bodybuilding last year. i came back fom Egypt in november and was around 9st 4 with about 22 - 23% bodyfat. now i'm around 10st 6/7 but my body fat has risen to around 28 - 29% i don't want to add any more fat ideally and plan to cut it down a lot by the height of summer.
 
i'm debating whether to cut now or bulk for another month first? my height is about 5' 7"
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    Re:Shall I cut now or cut later? 2011/04/01 20:47:43 (permalink)
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    Cut to what though mate? Sounds like you have just added fat. Hows your diet and training?
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    Re:Shall I cut now or cut later? 2011/04/01 21:07:40 (permalink)
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    Cut to what though mate? Sounds like you have just added fat. Hows your diet and training?

     
    i reckon a portion of it is fat, but i've defo gained muscle all over and im throughly happy with my progress so far. my training is pretty much:
    day 1 - back and triceps
    day 2 - chest and biceps
    day 3 - legs and shoulders
     
    i do situps every gym session to keep the abs in shape. i don't have set rest days due to work because i'm on a rolling rota so i never get set days off from the gym. somedays i have 2 days rest and some weeks even 3 days if i can't make i to the gym. i work out intensley and my strength has rocketed, particulary in my biceps. i don't do any cardio because i don't want to burn off vital calories i need for building muscle, i find it difficult to get the calories down as it is. maybe this is where i'm going wrong.
     
    i don't have a set diet neither, i mainly try to eat around 2500 to 3000 calories a day and make sure my protein is at least 1g per 1lb. i reckon i should start watching my fat intake more.
     
    i don't want to my cut to like 3%bf. i just want my abs to show through nicely is all.
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    Re:Shall I cut now or cut later? 2011/04/01 21:15:03 (permalink)
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    Best way as always mate, post pics :)
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    Re:Shall I cut now or cut later? 2011/04/01 21:24:22 (permalink)
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    will try and post some tomorrow, i don't have a good camera so will have to get the missus to take em.
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    Re:Shall I cut now or cut later? 2011/04/01 22:00:41 (permalink)
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    my advice is carry on bulking but with a clean diet to limit bf%, if you cut there will be very little left of you.
     
    i started at 179lbs and just over 1 year later im 222lbs with lower bf.. not by much but lower haha. even at 222lbs i think im too small to cut, you need a solid base to cut around or you risk looking tiny al be it lean but none the less tiny.
     
    have a look at the diet section and make sure yours is up to scratch and carry on.. short term vanity will is nothing for long term goals
     
    gd luck whatever you choose
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    Re:Shall I cut now or cut later? 2011/04/01 23:19:22 (permalink)
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    my advice is carry on bulking but with a clean diet to limit bf%, if you cut there will be very little left of you.

    i started at 179lbs and just over 1 year later im 222lbs with lower bf.. not by much but lower haha. even at 222lbs i think im too small to cut, you need a solid base to cut around or you risk looking tiny al be it lean but none the less tiny.

    have a look at the diet section and make sure yours is up to scratch and carry on.. short term vanity will is nothing for long term goals

    gd luck whatever you choose

     
    cheers for that branch, i am a small lad by nature, only recently i've been getting comments of my mates that i'm now a lot bigger than them (i was known as little matt in school) i will probably carry on bulking, i just want to lose the fat over my abs that i'm starting to gain. the rest of me is fine and i'm really proud so far of what ive achieved.
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    Re:Shall I cut now or cut later? 2011/04/02 13:26:54 (permalink)
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    keep going mate, honestly i know where you are coming from.. i hate not being that lean as i feel plenty people will look at me and think'' do you even train''. at the end of the day set a goal and stick to it.. read up on here, and get a journal up plenty on here can then advise , tell you whats good/bad/needs tweeking etc .
     
     
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    Re:Shall I cut now or cut later? 2011/04/02 18:06:27 (permalink)
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    I'd always do some cardio - if just to keep you fit. The concept of 'losing mucle' is vastly overstated for beginners.
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