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Bulking body fat

saurabhdadhich26saurabhdadhich26 Member Posts: 19 Member Member Posts: 19 Member
Hello Everyone, hope all of ya are good.
I have been bulking, 5’11 Male who weighs 140 lbs now. My body fat is 14%. What body fat % should I not exceed while bulking?
Thanks

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  • Cant_think_of_a_usernameCant_think_of_a_username Member Posts: 77 Member Member Posts: 77 Member
    To be honest at 140 and 5'11 you've got plenty of headroom... what's probably more important is the rate of gain.
    If you go at it too fast you will gain mostly fat which will have to come off later.
    Aim for about 1kg per month and you should be good.
  • quiksylver296quiksylver296 Member Posts: 26,916 Member Member Posts: 26,916 Member
    Doesn't really matter. I bulked until I literally couldn't stand it anymore. I didn't pay any attention to my BF%.
  • jm_1234jm_1234 Member Posts: 211 Member Member Posts: 211 Member
    It depends on your goals. I personally don't like to go over 20% because I find the cut to be unpleasant and my body uncomfortable.

    https://bodyrecomposition.com/muscle-gain/fat-percentage-body-comp-changes#Practical_Recommendations
    Only try to add mass/bulk until you hit the top end body fat percentage listed in #1 above. So that’s about 15% body fat for men and 24-27% body fat for women. What this would mean in practice is that you diet to 10-12% body fat for men (22-24% for women), eat at maintenance for two weeks to try and normalize things, and then add mass until you hit 15% body fat for men (22-24% for women) and then diet back down.

    https://bodyrecomposition.com/muscle-gain/calories-for-muscle-gain
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  • ss_explor3rss_explor3r Member, Premium Posts: 7 Member Member, Premium Posts: 7 Member
    5'11 and 140lbs, wow, I thought I was the only one under 150lbs at around that height. wish you good luck on your journey!

    By the way, how are you measuring your body fat percentage?

    And to answer your question - as someone stated above, if you are gaining more weight in a quick way, then you will most likely end up consuming more fat which you will have to later on work on getting rid of. So it would be better to target high quality calories so that you gain weight in a healthy way.
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