Just wanted to introduce myself before I started asking questions. I’m almost 21, played football in high school and just recently got back into working out. I gained about 20 lbs. of fat in college and weighed 220. I’ve been dieting and lifting since July of 2004 and I’m now at 171 down from 220. I did lots of cardio when i first started in July and then kind of did a 6 week “bulk” phase (which wasn’t that good because I didn’t eat the right stuff and enough of it) and I’ve been cutting for the past 4 weeks.
My question is should i keep cutting or do another bulk phase. I’m going on a cuise in 22 weeks (may 6th, 2005) and would like to look pretty ripped. Is this possible, i have a feeling i’m expecting too much, I would def settle for Lean and muscular. I just want to be comfortable with my shirt off. I thought Christian Thibaudeau’s Mutation Program looked pretty cool but it seems pretty high in carbs at times. I just dont’ want to mess up and be unhappy when its cruise time, even though I still plan on working out after the curise to get even bigger, better and stronger, but my goal is a lean, ripped look kind of like the picture i attached. So what should I do, bulk for now (winter) and cut for a month prior to the cruise or what, i’m lost? thanks in advance.
Link to Pics: www.angelfire.com/oh5/rontg
My Stats: 5’10" 171 lbs.
What I’ve been doing lately: