Should I bulk or carry on cutting?

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Hello everyone!

I was just wondering whether I should carry on losing weight or should I bulk up now. I’ve been on a cutting down since November and I’ve been doing just cardio since January.

I’m going to start weight training next week Monday when the gyms open up.

I was 101kg in November. I am now 78k and my height is 175cm.

Here are some photos of me (they’re pretty rubbish lol) :

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Cut for another 2 months so it’s a total of 6 months, then bulk for 2/3 months and cut again for 6
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(Original post by UnknownCosmos)
Hello everyone!

I was just wondering whether I should carry on losing weight or should I bulk up now. I’ve been on a cutting down since November and I’ve been doing just cardio since January.

I’m going to start weight training next week Monday when the gyms open up.

I was 101kg in November. I am now 78k and my height is 175cm.

Here are some photos of me (they’re pretty rubbish lol) :

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I'd say to continue cutting for a good few months, maybe step up the cardio depending on your routine
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I'd say to continue cutting for a good few months, maybe step up the cardio depending on your routine
I run for an hour three times a week (Monday, Wednesday and Friday).

Should I start weight lifting as well as doing cardio?
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I run for an hour three times a week (Monday, Wednesday and Friday).

Should I start weight lifting as well as doing cardio?
Yes that could be a good idea, maybe even starting with body exercises like push ups
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Cut for another 2 months so it’s a total of 6 months, then bulk for 2/3 months and cut again for 6
What weight do you think I should reach?

I was also wondering about my chest fat. It’s not going away, like everything else is. Is it gyno or just normal fat?
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Yes that could be a good idea, maybe even starting with body exercises like push ups
I was thinking of doing the ICF 5x5 routine.

Even though I would be on a calorie deficit would I still be able to gain some muscle mass?
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I was thinking of doing the ICF 5x5 routine.

Even though I would be on a calorie deficit would I still be able to gain some muscle mass?
Yeah for sure, look into callisthenics on YouTube, or even for the best body weight workouts check out anabolic aliens they do workouts that hurt with no equipment
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Yeah for sure, look into callisthenics on YouTube, or even for the best body weight workouts check out anabolic aliens they do workouts that hurt with no equipment
Hurting does not equal a good workout
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Cut for another 2 months so it’s a total of 6 months, then bulk for 2/3 months and cut again for 6
Bulking for 2/3 month cycles then cutting for 6 would result in no muscle being gained
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Bulking for 2/3 month cycles then cutting for 6 would result in no muscle being gained
Thanks for the advice

What do you think I should do?
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So I guess I should carry on cutting for a few more months and I’ll start lifting weights on Monday
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recomp is recommended for skinny fat
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recomp is recommended for skinny fat
When doing recomp should I start a calorie surplus diet or still be on a deficit?

Sorry for all the questions.
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Hello everyone!

I was just wondering whether I should carry on losing weight or should I bulk up now. I’ve been on a cutting down since November and I’ve been doing just cardio since January.

I’m going to start weight training next week Monday when the gyms open up.

I was 101kg in November. I am now 78k and my height is 175cm.

Here are some photos of me (they’re pretty rubbish lol) :

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Cut a lil more then start bulking
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Cut a lil more then start bulking
what weight/body fat do you think would be enough?

How many calories should I aim for?
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Thanks for the advice

What do you think I should do?
If I was you I’d keep cutting steadily until around 10-12% body fat. At that point start a long and gradual bulk with a small/moderate surplus
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If I was you I’d keep cutting steadily until around 10-12% body fat. At that point start a long and gradual bulk with a small/moderate surplus
I’ll carry cutting then.

What calorie intake do you recommend(I’ll be lifting weights and doing cardio)?
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I’ll carry cutting then.

What calorie intake do you recommend(I’ll be lifting weights and doing cardio)?
If you’re still losing weight and find your current intake sustainable then continue with that
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If you’re still losing weight and find your current intake sustainable then continue with that
Sure I’ll do that then.

Will I be able to make some muscle gain even on a cut, being that I am a newbie?
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