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Should I Keep Cutting or Start Bulking?


#1

Hello everybody, I just joined this forum and this is my very first post and I hope to find the answers and I’m looking for. I used to very fat and after some good diet and good training at the gym I’m currently 20 years old, 5"10 and only 150 pounds with I think 14/15 % Bodyfat. I’m also posting two pictures of me I took last week. What do you guys think, should get down to 10% bodyfat or should I slowly start bulking, trying to minimize fat gains (eating 200/300 calories over the maintenance)?


#2

Anyone?


#3

Get alot stronger and get calories as high as you can without gaining too much fat. Use your waist measurement on an empty stomach as a metric since weight fluctuates so much.

I had a friend go from 5’10" at 130lbs to 167lbs over a few years. He looks 100% better and his strength more than doubled. His metabolism was super fast and he had to really eat to make that happen. You look somewhat like his before.

My $.02


#4

First of all, congratulations on the fat loss.

I don’t think you should try and think in terms of cutting/bulking at this point. You are still in a place to make lots of ‘beginner’ progress. Make sure you are following a sound training program (almost any from this site will do), and eating good clean food.

Eat for recovery and be consistent.


#5

Congrats on getting in shape!

What did you do to get this far? (program and diet)


#6

clean bulk!