Hey guys, I am currently clean bulking at around 3500 calories and getting some gains, all kinds.
However I am nervous about losing them in my upcoming cut. I used to do a lot of running and burnt all my muscle away and got skinny fat. I am now adding muscle but have quite a reasonable amount of body fat on me. I have been looking at ways to approach my first cut.
I was thinking of keeping my workouts the same, which is a five day split, but upping the reps from 10-12 reps to 12-15 reps.
Adding either steady state cardio three times a week using a heart rate monitor to stay in the fat burning zone, distance not exceeding five kilometers or doing walk-sprint HIIT workouts on a football pitch for 15 minutes 3 times per week.
As for diet I was going to opt for either the paleo diet or a low calorie diet including moderate carb intake to guard against catablolic state during the cut.
I got a lot of great advice here, which saved me from embarking on the eat everything diet I had been told to follow by people away from this site, the workout I am currently doing was also put together from advice I received off here.
I would love some help from any people who have bulked and cut before and had success. as a former fatty I am worried about messing up. Any help would be great. I have googled this and find many contradicting pieces of advice, both claiming to have proof their way is scientifically better etc.
Any help will be very much appreciated.