winding down cutting, gearing up for bulking...

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  1. KenKaniff

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    So I'm nearing the end of my weight loss cycle. Next friday is when I officially end it and I'll post some pics up then.
    So far i've went from 6 ' 225 @ 22% to [email protected]%. Not too bad, I guess. I can see my abs while flexing, but I have a little bit of lower back fat that I can't seem to get rid of. At this point I don't really care cause I'm so sick of dieting.

    Now on to bulking. Hopefully you guys can help me out.
    First off, for 12 weeks, I'm going to be switching to a modified version of the Bill Starr routine. I need to modify, due to the fact that I'm already decently strong in the big 3 and the volume in the original rountine is'nt enough for me.

    Since I'm I'm an endomorph, I gain fat+muscle pretty easily. My goal is to minimize fat gain. So this is what I'm thinking for a bulking diet :

    3500-3700 cals a day
    300-350 of complex carbs (brown rices, sweet potatoe, wheat bread, oats etc)
    about 100-150 grams of fats
    and about 300-400 grams of protein.

    To minimize fat gain, I'm going to be doing cardio 3 times a week. 2 days are 40 minute jogs at 7 mph, 1 day is a HIIT training for about 10-15 minutes. My ultimate goal after my bulking phase would be 210-215 @ 13-15%.


    I know it's alot to read, but what do you guys think?
     
  2. Perkwunos

    Perkwunos Dog Bones OT Supporter

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    400 g of protein is toooo much i dont think it would be nessisary for you to go above 300, fill the gap with more carbs.:bigthumb:
     
  3. KenKaniff

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    hmm yeah i guess 400 is a bit much..
     
  4. Sgt. Ownage

    Sgt. Ownage you gon' be just fiiiine

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    i dont understand you man
     
  5. KenKaniff

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    what do you mean?
     
  6. Sgt. Ownage

    Sgt. Ownage you gon' be just fiiiine

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    you spent so much time bitching about how you cant get lean and cant lose fat blah blah then you start getting sort of lean and quit and get fat again
     
  7. KenKaniff

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    Dude, I really don't want to drop down to 175 to get rid of this lower back fat.
    What should I do?
     
  8. Sgt. Ownage

    Sgt. Ownage you gon' be just fiiiine

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    i dont know your goals man...i thought it was to get lean...if you have to go to 175 to be lean who gives a fuck?
     
  9. KenKaniff

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    ok, my ultimate goal is to be 200-205 @ 8% bf.
    So now I ask, is it better to lean out as much as possible, then bulk up to said weight, or bulk up now and cut down to said goal?
     
  10. Sgt. Ownage

    Sgt. Ownage you gon' be just fiiiine

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    i guess then just clean bulk for a fucking long ass time then
     
  11. shastaisforwinners

    shastaisforwinners OT Supporter

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    bulk till 15%, cut back to 10%, repeat
     
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    Stay lean......the muscle will come in time, especially if you keep a clean diet.....
     
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    I would gear up, literally.
     
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