At much higher weight/BF% than I'd like and doing beginner programme - bulk or cut?Watch
So far I've been trying to bulk by eating a calorific surplus each day, although trying to do it clean. Given that my primary goals for now are to mainly look and feel a lot better (I'd like to gain strength too obviously but would be completely lying if I said strength gains were more important to me atm than how I look), is it better to clean bulk now for a while and then start cutting after I've got past the beginner programme? Or is it better to have a small calorific deficit while I start out to get to a bit closer BF% to what I'd like? Online seems to be people saying both things.
I'm fairly certain the programme I'm doing (SL 5x5) recommends calorific surplus for it so I'll stick to that unless anyone suggests otherwise. Just reckon I'm going to get super demotivated if I'm putting on even more weight/fat when I weigh significantly more than I want to begin with.
Any advice appreciated, thanks.
I think 20% is fairly high but it is up to you