Hi, I recently started working out at the beginning of lockdown (~4m) and have been using Stronglifts 5x5, I’ve made good progress I think and am still progressing week by week.
I started in march at 175cm and 62kg and am now at 74kg. Using the visual charts i’d guess i was 12/13%bodyfat at the beginning and more like 19-20% now.
I know everyone says to bulk and cut, but I dont know when the right time to begin a cut is?
I dont want to continue gaining more body fat is my problem - partially from an aesthetic standpoint, but also because i have noticed myself being more out of breath generally (very mild though).
Is it possible to purely body recomp at this stage by eating maintenance calories while continuing to train, and then continue to bulk after getting to a BF% more acceptable to me? Or would it be better to continue to bulk regardless/do a cut?