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Starting Again

Hello, I posted here about a year ago asking for advice on lifting etc, but due to relation issues with my son and ex I never got into it really.

Now that ive got my life in order, Im ready to give it a serious try, I’ve lifted on and off for a couple years, never watching what I ate really or counting calories, i registered at fitday and as of today have started logging my intake.

I lifted last week mainly just trying to see where I stood in terms of strength to my former self, I’ve been starting a ‘bulk’ cycle the last few days, but I have also read you shouldnt be over 10% bodyfat if your going to bulk, I would imagine im a bit higher than that So I will post some pics for advice.

Im 5'7 157 right now and I eat pretty clean,if I bulk I think ill first start at 4k calories a day and maybe try for a 40/40/20 carb/prot/fat split?  Im also going to be going split routine upper body/lower 3 days a week, and probablly lay off the cardio altogether until I see how this works out.  Any advice, or criticism appreciated much. thank you.

[quote]Jross98 wrote:

I’ve been starting a ‘bulk’ cycle the last few days, but I have also read you shouldnt be over 10% bodyfat if your going to bulk

Im 5’7 157 you.[/quote]

You look like you’re 10.00938343%. I’d start cutting until you get those abs baby.

Ok, I got that out of my system. Here’s the real advice. Eat big, sleep big, lift big. Good luck

Good luck Jross

My biggest advice: You’ve mapped out your plan, now stick to it. No excuses!

Good luck.

everyone is going to tell you the same thing: forget about your bodyfat percentage, especially when you only weigh a buck fifty. eat everything in sight, develop a solid base of muscle, and worry about leaning out much, much later.