I’m new to this forum and was hoping to get some useful information from everyone here. My goal is to gain some muscle, my current stats are i weigh around 158 pounds, my height is 5’10, and i have a body fat around 14. My goal weight is 169 pounds, while at the same time getting my fat percentage down to 12.
Firstly, i wonder if it is possible to achieve both of these goals together. According to the stickies about nutrition on this website i require around 2750 calories in order to gain mass with a macro nutrient breakdown of something like is: 370 carbs, 170 protein, 70 fat.
The plan i will be following is maximum overload training (max OT) with HIIT cardio three days a week and a 30 minute cardio boxing session at the end of the week. Which brings me to my second question. I love enjoy having a cheat day once a week, and just to clarify a cheat day for me is a day where I’m not counting macros, and eating whatever i like. It keeps me sane and fits in to my lifestyle while also serving as a motivation to work harder the entire week.
So out of curiosity i would like to know whether i should increase my caloric intake for the entire week since i am doing a lot of cardio and do some walking as well(walking from one campus of the university to another) if i am availing a cheat day while bulking. Or should i stick with the same no of calories and macros in order to achieve my goal of gaining some mass?