I’ve been bulking for a while now (or in my case, just eating a shit ton), and after some research, I should be cutting down first so I can be lean and then do a clean slow bulk. Last couple of weeks I was something like 189 and now I’m 195.2lbs. I may have skipped the “slow” part and I understand that a lot of the pounds I gained turns into fat, but I’ve noticed lots of muscle gain.
BF: 15% (pretty sure this is bullshit. I have mad love handles and I used an online calculator. I’ll find a more accurate measurement with that pinch tool).
Should I be cutting down to something like 10% BF before I start bulking?
I’ve been told these 1 rep maxes for someone like me is “novice” stats. So I was thinking whether I should even start this bulking/cutting phase or I should just focus on a caloric surplus (less that what I’ve been doing) and getting strong. What do you think?
I’m following BBB 5/3/1 by Jim Wendler for strength and a bit of hypertrophy assisstance.