Here’s a quick rundown of the situation. I’m 21 yrs old, 5’5. Last oct I started lifting for the first time in my life and had decent progress, going from 121 lbs at 10.5% bf to 146 lbs at 12-13%. I stopped lifting mid Dec and had hernia surgery the first week of january. My doc gave me clearance to start lifting again in 2 weeks and I want to plan out what to do, but I can’t decide if I should keep trying to add mass or cut back down. My end goal is to finish around 165 or 170 at 9-10% bf. Thanks for your opinions.
Currently I’m at 140 lbs and I estimate 14-15% bf. I know many people say that bulking past 15% bf is counterproductive and you’ll add too much fat, so I wanted a few opinions on which route I should take. I was leaning towards cutting down to 10 or 11%bf again before bulking. I have hot rox to use if I want to do this.