I've been bulking for the past 3 months. I'm 6' and went from 185-205. Not surprisingly, I gained more fat than I should have. I'm sitting at probably 16-18% body fat which I'm not comfortable with.
I made decent gains for the first 2 months. Keep in mind that I started squats/deadlifts recently, hence the newbie gains:
BB Bench: 245x1 to 265x1
DB Bench: 110x4 to 120x4
BB Standing Press: 145x1 to 185x1
BB Squat: 205x1 to 275x1
Deadlift: 255x1 to 325x1
BB Curl: 115x1 to 125x1
The past few weeks, I've hit a plateau. My diet seems legit and is the same it has been throughout the bulk (adequate protein intake and 3500-4000 Calories daily). I'm really hesitant to increase Calories further since I don't think I can handle more fat gain. I'm still putting on 1 lb. a week.
I planned to start cutting at the end of January, but should I begin now? I haven't really reached some of the goals I had for this bulk cycle, but I've read that muscle grows in spurts. So, I don't really want to keep bulking if my body is not in a muscle growth stage.
Thanks for any advice.