As my 12 week cut comes to a close, I have lost roughly 20 lb and have set a number of PR’s in the gym. As I look back on it, I would call it more of a recomp. I weigh 185 now and would like to compete at 180 next summer.
I go to a pretty hardcore gym with a number of pro bodybuilders and powerlifters and have been talking a lot with one of the bodybuilders, who has kind of taken me under his wing. He told me to get to no more than 200.
I have read Berardi’s “Getting Unshredded” and I’m really not sure it applies to me. On my off days, I would consume 2000-2400 cal with 0-30 g carbs. On workout days, I would comsume only carbs post workout, with cals at 2200-2600.
On the weekends, which were both workout days, I bumped carbs to 300 g/day and cals were 2600-3000. I lifted 5xweek and performed a nepa walk for an hour each morning. With EVERY carb meal I ate over the past 12 weeks, I took an Anabolic Pump or r-ala beforehand to help with glucose disposal.
My question is where do I go from here? Since I did not severely restrict carbs like a pure keto diet, can I bump up carb intake to 200-300/day and not worry about fat gain?
I plan on continuing with the NEPA walks and adding in additional cardio, which I did virtually none of during my recomp. As long as my calories stay within 3000, should I be OK?
My goal is to put on as much lean mass as possible which watching fat gain. Can I transition to something like Berardi’s Precision Nutrition NOW and be ok? What about adding in CLA or another supp to control fat gain during a “clean bulk?”
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