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Bulking Dilemma


#1

I've gained about 37 lbs in the past year from bulking. I'm about 5-6 167, but I've put on quite a bit of fat. I'm estimating I'm at around 18% BF.

Anyways, I don't really mind gaining fat while bulking, but the problem is I can barely fit into my pants anymore. My waist is about 35 inches. I can't afford to buy a whole new wardrobe. My goal is to get up to about 170-175 at 10-12%BF. Anybody going through the same problem? Any advice? Should I start adding in some cardio or just cut back on the calories, or both?


#2

Your old ones are just starting to get tight--!!!
You gained 37 lbs and you are still in your original jeans??


#3

ya..but I was a twig before so they were actually loose on me before.


#4

Hey man, I know how you feel. Same thing is happening to me. I was 135 and got up to 175 and only couple of my jeans fit me. I was aimming for 185 before I doing any type of cutting, my belly button was 37" and putting on jean was a bitch. So, I am on VD right now, lost 10 lbs in 2 wks and I am starting to fit in my jeans with comfort. I suggest you do the same if you can't afford a new warobe.


#5

do cardio, eat a lot but clean, and don't stop bulking. And face it, you're def gonna have to buy a lot of new clothes if you reach your goal. And then you'll want to get bigger, which will mean more new clothes. My advice? Just buy a few things (what you need seasonally), buy them big, realize you're gonna outgrow them


#6

I agree with this. I seriously doubt I can fit into anything I used to wear when I weighed 150lbs...unless I use some of those shirts as socks.