Right, Iâ??ve been lifting weights for about a year now and I keep running into the same problem. I have had a bit of a struggle with weight all my life, I arenâ??t hugely overweight by any means, id say Iâ??m around 18-22% body fat (this is a rough estimate based on a calculation found on Google), but this figure used to be a lot higher.
Anyway the problem I have Iâ??m guessing is a fairly common one. When I choose to bulk I gain muscle but I also gain a considerable amount of fat. Iâ??d say Iâ??ve gone from 18% BF to around 22% in the past month. Every time I do this although I am happy with the muscle gains I am always very self conscious of the fat I am gaining. I decided about 2 months ago that I am going to bulk until March, and then cut over the following two months. My question is, is this the right approach or should I simply cut until I am at a happy BF level and then aim to stay at that whilst gaining muscle slowly?
Sorry if this has been posted a million times before, any help would be hugely appreciated.