Hi, I'm 17, 5'11 and have been lifting smart for about 2.5 months (4 months of bad lifting before that.) I started out about 160 and quickley went on a bulk diet following some of the guidelines put out by Berardi.. and everything here. I'm now 185.
The fat gain hasn't been too bad. While my abs are only an outline right now ( and then, when I flex) putting me at what I geuss is around 18% if not 20%, I haven't minded too much because of my muscle gains and my some supportive friends.
My eventual goal is limitless but I decided to place a serious evaluation point at 200.
What I was wondering is if I should now start becoming more careful. My calorie consumption is 4500-5000 a day with protein levels going from 270-300. I know this is higher than Berardi's guidelines but I based it off his original diet ( as he listed in his superhero article) and advice I read from many coaches telling younger lifters to worry less about this.
While I don't mind putting on fat ( for instance, now I feel fine and I still fit into my clothes), I would not like to go much higher in bf. The answer seems obvious to me, back down calorie consumption by about 1000, but I don't want to limit my gains in any way.
Thanks in advance
P.S. I should add I've done abbh 1 and most of 2 and plan to do CT's powerlifting pendulum next.