I've done my first bulk and would like some advice on where I should go from here.
I used to be an extremely overweight 240-250lb then dropped to 215lbs over 3 years with shit loads of cardio and caloric restriction. I then found weight lifting and low carb dieting and began to eat under 50g/carbs a day for 1.5 years where I dropped to 205lbs. During that time I tried many different things, from a mini-vdiet type approach, to shit loads of cardio, but I couldn't maintain a weight under 200lbs for every long.
So I decided to bulk, and in 3 months I went from 205lb - 230lb.
For my training, I did:
1 month I,BB Shoulder Spec
1 Month I,BB Back Spec
1 Month Regular 5 day split. Though I really just took days off when I felt I needed one. Never lifted less than 4x/week and there were also weeks I would do 6x/week
My lifts improved significantly during this period, especially my deadlift and OH press. Not surprising since I did a spec program for those 2 muscle groups.
Deadlift: 250lb - 405lbs
Seated OH DB Press: 40lb DB's to 85lb DBs.
I have held 230lb for a couple of months and now plan to lean up to 215lb then bulk again. What are your thoughts. Also wanted to say I have a predisposition to store fat in my love handle area. I don't hold much fat in my limbs, sucks!