I need your help guys. I’ve been bulking for 4 months now, i went from 160 pounds with 8% body fat to 180 with 12 % BF in 6 months (naturaly), wich means i had a increase of 13 pounds LBM and 7 pounds of body fat. During most of this time i’ve been training in the range of 6-12 reps, 4 times a week for less than one hour and less than 20 sets. I’m going to start next week a strengh training fase lowering the reps progessivly until i reach the 2-3 reps range.
Now were i need help is in the diet part, during this bulking fase i’ve been eating an isocaloric diet with 3700 cals a day. I’ve been told by a trainer at my gym that you dont need as many calories for strenght training as you do for hipertrophy, and that i would have to lower then a lot or i would get fatter. What’s your opinion on this? Do you think it would be ok to go moderatly low carb, like 100 grams a day during these 6 weeks of strenght training and use this period to loose some fat? 12% is a lot of fat for me and as summer is aproaching i need to get reed of it. Do you think my strenght would suffer a lot if i decided to diet during this period?