View Full Version : Bulk or Cut?
07-09-2005, 05:40 PM
5'8 180 BF 15-16%
My question is should I bulk or cut. I used to have some decent mass but diet and training got off track for quite some time now my body fat is higher due to all the lean body mass i lost. Kind of look like a skinny fat kid but not really. I am going on vacation in a week so basically what do you guys think i should do when I come back. Bulk or cut till I reach a lower bf%
07-09-2005, 05:48 PM
Clean bulk in my opinion.
07-09-2005, 05:50 PM
It all depends on what your personal goals are. If you would like to get a little leaner then go on a cut, if you want to get a little bigger go on a bulk. On a side note, I'm going to guess that your bodyfat is not 15-16%. I am 5'9" 155lbs, and my bodyfat is 9%. There is a lot of bodyfat in 15 pounds, especially when you're an inch shorter than me. But I could be wrong....it's happened once or twice before.
07-09-2005, 05:52 PM
I'll tell you right now though that in my experience, girls like smaller, more cut guys to bigger, less defined guys. So if you're trying to lose weight for the ladies on vacation, I'd go on a cut.
07-09-2005, 07:06 PM
no it is not for vacation i am just saying i am going to start after I come back because i am leaving in a week. I tested my bf it was 15.6 i think
07-09-2005, 07:34 PM
07-09-2005, 08:53 PM
thanks for all the opinions already i what others think also bulk or cut
07-09-2005, 09:47 PM
You should probably cut based on your stats.
Man I love bulking..
07-09-2005, 10:00 PM
Like it's been said before, it depends on your goals and preferences. Personally, I'd cut to single digits then go on a clean bulk.
07-10-2005, 10:54 AM
Anyone else i would like to get a couple more opinions
07-10-2005, 08:54 PM
I say go on a cut
07-11-2005, 07:25 AM
Thanks for all your opinions...I know everyone said I should cut but after thinking about it I think I would benefit more from a clean bulk because one of the reasons my bf% is so high is because I lost a lot of LBM so i figure i will add what I lost and more and just Cut when I feel I am ready or I may just go on a really long clean bulk until like March if everything goes well and cut then for next summer
Clean bulk...very clean and track your progress closely. If you are putting on too much fat make quick adjustments. You may even consider not going the entire 12 or 13 weeks and just do it for 8...more of a clean mini bulk.
07-11-2005, 03:57 PM
Yea that is what I was thinking...how many cals over maintenance do you think i should shoot for
07-11-2005, 06:02 PM
nevermind just realized it was in the get big article so basically i will be shooting for 3000 cals a day with a ratio of 40/40/20
07-12-2005, 04:45 AM
Unless you are unhappy with your current bf% situation clean bulk
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