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):
What exactly are you trying to cut?
Instead of worrying about non-existent bodyfat, focus on making your arms and shoulders bigger in relation to the rest of you…
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?
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…