Hey guys, I've been eating a surplus and lifting hard for the past few months and have made some progress, but my bf% has reached the high teens (17-20) and i would like to trim up a bit before i continue gaining weight, but at the same time i haven't gotten to where i wanna be muscle wise so im trying to decide how to lose some fat before i start gaining more weight. i was just hoping some of you could weigh in on this question:
To get back in shape to make gaining weight easier/faster/look better, what approach would be best utilized? The ideas i had were:
carb cycling, hoping to gain and lose at the same time
mini cut phase for a week or two and do this every 6-8 weeks of gaining
a real cut phase for a month or so to get the bf% lower and start over again
Just for what its worth i was around 173 at 12-13% bf and now am at 200 around 17-20%. anyone tried these approaches and can recommend one, or have a better idea?