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Waist Size During Bulk

Hello, I am currently bulking and trying to put on some muscle. I eat as clean as possible with the occasional cheat meal once or twice a week. I currently do cardio once or twice a week, normally HIIT.

So far, its worked well, all my measurements from 1 year ago have gone up a few inches and I gained a good 20 pounds. Only little problem is my waist size has gone from 31.5" to 35" in 1 year.

Should I be alarmed by this? Will it be easy to lose when I decide to cut and return to a 31.5 waist size?

Is there a point at which you have to stop bulking and return to a normal waist size? and then bulk again?

thanks

[quote]hit the gym wrote:
Hello, I am currently bulking and trying to put on some muscle. I eat as clean as possible with the occasional cheat meal once or twice a week. I currently do cardio once or twice a week, normally HIIT.

So far, its worked well, all my measurements from 1 year ago have gone up a few inches and I gained a good 20 pounds. Only little problem is my waist size has gone from 31.5" to 35" in 1 year.

Should I be alarmed by this? Will it be easy to lose when I decide to cut and return to a 31.5 waist size?

Is there a point at which you have to stop bulking and return to a normal waist size? and then bulk again?

thanks[/quote]

whenever you are ready to cut, then cut. when you can’t stand to look at yourself in the mirror cuz of the gut, then cut. But i read somewhere that test levels decline when your body fat goes into low single digits and above twenty percent. i believe it was on this site…

If all your measurements have gone up a few inches (presumably from muscle growth) why wouldn’t your waist size go up for the same reason? I assume your abs, obliques and spinal erectors are growing as well as the rest of your muscles.

A good rule of thumb is to keep your waist around 1/2 your height for optimal health.