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Old 04-06-2013, 02:12 AM   #1
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I want to be lean all year round but also want to bulk up. I've just done a 14 week cut & to be honest never really want to cut for that length of time again

Would aiming for 1.5lbs per month be a realistic target? I know this is probably lower than most would aim for but I really don't want to put too much fat on. I know that there will be some fat accumulated

For my macros i'm aiming for P C F of 30-40-30 or there abouts

Does this sound like a plan? I'm trying to think of the bigger picture not short term
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Old 04-06-2013, 03:50 AM   #2
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you cant bulk and cut at the same time, is that what you are asking ?
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No, I guess what I'm asking is I want to lean bulk without gaining too much fat, what would be an optimum target? I'm thinking 1.5lbs per month

I don't want to bulk 3 or 4 pounds & half of that be fat because then ill have to go back into a big cut at some stage.

Hope this makes sense
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Don't put a number on it. We're all different. Use the mirror not the scale and adjust according to what you see. If you gain 5lbs and look bigger, keep it up. If you gain 5lbs and look a little sloppy, cut it back a bit.
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yes that makes perfect sense,

the only way to insure minium fat gain that i know of is to be spot on with you calories, work out how many cals you need a day to mantain weight then add 250-500 to start if you add weight your all good if you start to add more fat then muscle cut cals down 200 or so and see what happens, if not adding no weight then increase cals up again slightly till you find the sweet spot as they say, thats just ball park numbers.
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what LTL said is how i am doing it much simpler.
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