Started bulking in August and went from 185 to 200 lbs. My goal is to eventually get to 220 below 10% bf, but I'm not sure if I should keep bulking or do a mini cut/recomp before I try to gain weight again. What do you think?
Here's a pic (Don't have any before pics unfortunately):
I agree about the arms. I used to follow the thinking of "you don't need direct arm work, your pushing and pulling compounds will take care of it" Such bullshit. I got up to doing 70 x 5 on chins and my bi's didn't grow at all.
I'll start working on upping my poundages for curls and tricep exercises. I always get really bad pain in my forearms though when I go heavy on curls, either straight bar or easy bar. Anyone else have this issue?
Yeah I always get this and only just found out what it was since joining this site.
Quoted from Prof X: "If you are referring to pain in the forearms when curling that goes away when the weight is set down, that is common and due to the bone's elastic bending during a heavy movement. Over time, you should build enough bone density there for that not to occur. That happened to me for years before it subsided."
Yes, I do. It's fairly common actually... Different kinds though, some you can push through apparently, some you can't... I don't do any bar curls at all usually, though there are some specialty bars which work for me.
Use DB's.... Alternating or sim. curls, Pinwheels and so on for your heavy work, and Incline Offset curls...
IM guessing its a simply case of the Beginning Lifter's Teeter Totter. Bulk a bit, abs becomes not as visible/you FEEL bigger and thusly cut. Drop numbers to quickly, cut becomes hazardous, bulk up again, etc etc.
OP, you're setting yourself up for one tremendously long game of 'Ball in a cup' if you keep this mentality up. Gotta just power through it bro, give yourself more credit and Bulk!