Is it possible to bulk and lose fat at the same time?

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  1. Danja

    Danja New Member

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    So I started working out in late april. I was 5'5", and weighed about 136-138, depending on the time of day. Since then, I have went to the gym every other day for a full body workout. I don't have a car, so I run there and back, 1.5 miles each way. The goal was to build muscle and get more toned.

    Now, I seem to have gained a bit of muscle in the legs/chest, but not very much. My weight has dropped to 132-133, but my 6 pack is still hidden (damn the thing. Its been on the VERGE of showing through for about 3 weeks, but I just can't get the definition to show all the way!)

    I try to follow most of the advice I see; I eat about 5 meals a day (sometimess 6), I don't do much on the dessert, and I eat a lot of protein. I'm a vegetarian, but I eat quite a bit of Boca/Morning Star, so I get as much protein from that as from meat. I also eat protein bars.

    Anyway, the question. How would I go about getting heavier without losing what definition in the stomach I have and maybe even getting the 6 pack? Is this even possible or do I need to do periods of bulking/periods of cutting?
     
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    Yes if you do enough curls the fat turns into muscle.
     
  4. Danja

    Danja New Member

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    Funny. No would have been an ok answer.
     
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    I'll sit on the fence and say kinda.
     
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    Ceaze https://hearthis.at/DoYouEvenUplift Moderator

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    When you first start out it's possible. Being a vegetarian makes it harder though—vegetarians have lower muscle mass and testosterone compared to meat eaters.
     
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    jmezz layin in bed stretchin my pumped quads for hours

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    I'm wondering the same thing. I'm 6' 180 and I have some unwanted fat that I want to cut, but I don't want to do a full blown cut because I'm not big to begin with and then I'll look scrawnier.

    I've been doin cardio 2 days a week, so you guys are tellin me if i bump it up to 3-5 times a week while remaining a clean bulking diet that I will still not cut any fat?
     
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    do lots of curls and high rep bench presses. you will get toned as fuck
     
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    Many protein sources for vegetarians don't have a good bioavailability when compared to meat. I hope you eat eggs/dairy products a lot because they have the best bioavailability whiles legumes aren't that great.
     
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    i got leaner while gaining weight on gvt. i've only been lifting a year and a half so pretty newbish, but whatever.
     
  11. Danja

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    When do muscles grow the most in relation to workout? If i ate a lot on workout days and normally on just cardio days, would it help me reach my goal?
     
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    Like Ceaze said...when first starting out its definitely possible.

    Being a vegitarian you should consider creatine.
    I recall reading that vegetarians usually respond well to creatine supplementation since there's none in their diet.
     
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    Ceaze https://hearthis.at/DoYouEvenUplift Moderator

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    protein synthesis remains elevated for 36 hrs postworkout, then returns to normal
     
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    DatacomGuy is moving to Canada

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    Noob gains..
     
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