Hi guys and girls.
I've been running a semi-dirty bulk since December. Went from 10 stone 7lbs to 11 stone 12lbs currently.
(I realise some are going to mention that's insanely fast, but newbie gains + hardgainer + a lifetime of eating like a sparrow / very sporadically, body is thanking me atm.)
My next goal was 13 stone. Which, at my current rate I think I could reach without much problem.
However, I'm starting to put a bit of a stomach on, and I understand that at the rate I'm gaining, a fair portion of this might be fat gain.
Is it worth running a cutting phase for a little while to reduce that stomach fat, then switch back to a bulk towards my original goal? Or just accept it as what is and continue the bulk to target?
Never ran a cutting phase before as I have always been that fairly lean small guy, so if that's the advice, would love pointers on doing that properly.
TDD 2550 cals per day.
Workouts - 3 x per week, 5x5 compound barbell workouts (with 30kg weight.. damn but weight is EXPENSIVE!)
Cardio - Pretty much none, currently.
I'm also aware that gyms are going to be reopening soon, and I have a decent gym membership next to my work, so progressive overload in my programming might help reduce some of the problems I'm having.
so yeah... any thoughts would be awesome, thanks folks.