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Cut or bulk??

aidanoc25aidanoc25 Member, Premium Posts: 2 Member Member, Premium Posts: 2 Member
Hi everyone

I have decided to bulk this week
after cutting a bit but my renpho scale still says I'm 20% body fat. I've read to reach 15 percent before bulking but am stuck on whether to cut or bulk now. Any advice. My strength resistance training is on point now and train 4-6 days a week. Thanks
edited September 30

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  • the_stained_apethe_stained_ape Member Posts: 26 Member Member Posts: 26 Member
    How long have you been cutting and how long do you plan on bulking?

    What sort of calories are you currently and planning to consume?
    edited October 1
  • gabrielcurran2243gabrielcurran2243 Member Posts: 29 Member Member Posts: 29 Member
    BMI scales can’t be trusted if you’re quite muscular.
  • aidanoc25aidanoc25 Member, Premium Posts: 2 Member Member, Premium Posts: 2 Member
    Thanks am trying to upload a picture
  • ChieflrgChieflrg Member Posts: 8,638 Member Member Posts: 8,638 Member
    A body weight cale will not be accurate on body fat percentages.

    edited October 1
  • the_stained_apethe_stained_ape Member Posts: 26 Member Member Posts: 26 Member
    Chieflrg wrote: »
    A body weight cale will not be accurate on body fat percentages.

    Agree with this.
  • psuLemonpsuLemon Member, MFP Moderator, Greeter, Premium Posts: 36,818 MFP Moderator Member, MFP Moderator, Greeter, Premium Posts: 36,818 MFP Moderator
    Do you have pics you can post? Ideally, you would want to be sub 15% before you bulk. 20% would be over fat.
  • psychod787psychod787 Member, Premium Posts: 3,779 Member Member, Premium Posts: 3,779 Member
    psuLemon wrote: »
    Do you have pics you can post? Ideally, you would want to be sub 15% before you bulk. 20% would be over fat.

    While I agree with this in general, I will add the caveat that it depends on your goals. I think I remember reading some research that at a lower bodyfat there is slightly better nutrient partitioning. If you don't mind carrying some extra BF, bulk. If you want to have a more defined body, start a bulk at a lower BF and there is less of a cut later. JMHO
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