First of, I’m 175cm, 75kg, 22 years old. Goals are to gain as much muscle as i can. So far I’ve done 4 months of a year long bulk. However i have overshot my calories (4500 calories a day), and as i result i am carrying a lot more fat then intended.
This is not a problem now, but another 8 months of feasting like a bear (85% clean i swear!) will make it worse, especially since i started with 18-20% body fat (self caliper measured).
Question is, is there anyway to reduce the fat without limiting muscle gain (e.g.taking BCAAs and doing fasted cardio in the morning??). I have cut carbs out except for breakfast, pre work out and post work out.
Any ideas will be appreciated!! [/quote]
It took you 4 months to figure out that you were over-shooting your calories by way too much? It should take no more than 1 week if not less to know that you are stuffing your face with too much food. Just find out where your maintenance is and eat a few less calories than that along with some cardio and the fat should melt away without losing much muscle at all. You could be holding much less bodyfat right now and the same amount of LBM if you had thought this through somewhat 4 months ago. After the first week of bulking, you should have looked in the mirror and said to self “Damn, I am eating way too much and gaining way too fast, maybe I should cut back a bit” It’s careless bulking and now you want to cut the fat? Come on!