5 weeks ago I was consuming 3800 calories a day. I wasn’t gaining weight anymore so I bumped it up to 4200 ( I now realize this was too much of a jump at a time). Anyways when I was eating 3800 I was 209, I am now 215 5 weeks later. I would like to slow down my gains cause this is obviosuly a good amount of fat. I am starting to collect fat in the hips/ lower abs but that has been happening since I was 195 (I have managed to control it a bit). Anyways I don’t want to cut, I guess I just want to recomp, so my goal is to be a leaner 215 in the next few weeks. How should I go about doing this?
Last week I ate 4200 on training days, 4000 on non training days. I gained 2 lbs. However, I was really sore after workouts. (does this mean not enough food) Oh and I slept for 8 hours a night.
Right now I am eating 4200 calories on training days and 4000 on non training days. ( I feel like this may cause me to gain a bit more weight if I continue).
I am tempted to continue to eat 4200 on training days, but lower to 3800 on non training days. Will this increase my level of DOMS and reduce recovery? Overall my main goal is to increase strength and mass
Last bits of info. Im about to start taking surge recovery and creatine this week (periworkout)
Overall I just want to lean out a bit and continue to get stronger for next few weeks so I have a solid platform to continue my bulk. Thanks in advance