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Bulk or Cut for 16 Year Old?

I am 16 years old almost 17
Stats:
-167 pounds
-bodyfat:13%
-5’8
-deadlift 430 pound



-squat 340 pounds
-bench press 230 pounds
Also 6 pack visible in almost any lighting.but being a little bit shreded wouldn’t hurt,i am afraid of stuning my growth.

Why would you cut?

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Thinking the same thing. Eat and grow!

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Bulk. You’re lean enough!

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I’d say let the actual bodybuilders advise, because you look like you have real potential.
@The_Mighty_Stu @BrickHead

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Uh… you don’t look like you need help! You look great. Just keep going with what you’re doing!

You’re lean. What’s there to cut?

What do you need help with?

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I have just a little lower back fat and i keep having body issues and it sucks even if i get a little fatter i am scared…i have been fat my whole childhood…

I see your pics above.

What lower back fat? You’re lean. Do you really want to get to a shredded condition that’s not even sustainable?

You likely know what to do to get leaner anyway: increase cardio and decrease calories. But don’t overdo both at once.

Idk is it worth it?

See my edit above. It’s worth it if you’re stepping on a stage. Otherwise almost no one cares about some guys “Christmas tree” back.

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Some how I have a hard time believe you was a fat kid. Unless your basing it off some unrealistic standard.

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I will give you a pic here

Eh, a little doughy. Not bad.

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So bulk or cut?

Troll post

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Lean bulk. Kids should not cut unless it’s medically necessary (obesity, as determined by an MD.).

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Shit, even still, obese kids are better off just eating quality foods regularly till they’re full.

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Yeah. It’s not the lettuce that gets 'em.

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I’m holding off judgment myself at the moment.

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Age in that pic?