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    Body fat in the off season how high ??

    I was wondering when you bulk whats the highst your willing to go on your BF ??

    And how long will you diet before your show ??
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    The highest I like to go is around 13% any higher I feel very heavy and become winded easily.

    I haven't competed yet but I like to be ripped in the summer...... so I start cutting in March so buy June I'm at my desired bodyfat....... I feel that cutting slowly helps me perserve more muscle.

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    I was thinking the same ...I see alot of guys around 25% saying that they are bulking and I just think thats kinda crazy .....CDIZZLE

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    Well last year I got up to 20%ish or so, this year i'm keeping around 15%. I start preparing 20 weeks out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cdog
    I was thinking the same ...I see alot of guys around 25% saying that they are bulking and I just think thats kinda crazy .....CDIZZLE
    Getting your bodyfat that high is crazy........... How much more muscle can you put on at that bf % then at a lower one.......... I don't think that much plus it just makes it that much harder when it's time to shed the fat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by saboudian
    Well last year I got up to 20%ish or so, this year i'm keeping around 15%. I start preparing 20 weeks out.
    15% would be the highest I would go................... 20 weeks to prepare gives you tons of time to get your bf down and change things if they aren't working the way you want them to be.

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    I am up to about 15% now and I feel like a blimp... there is no benefit of going about 15% in the 'off season'...

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    See right now I've bulked up to 18%, and I definatly feel too fat but I started off at 14-15% and felt way too skinny to cut or maintain first, even though its likely I should have. Anyway after I diet down starting in the months before summer, and hopefully get down to 10% or so, I should never end up this big again. I would never want to bulk up past 13-14% again.

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    my boyfriend usually bulks up to like 13-14% in the off-season.........but he's @ close to 250lbs.....

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    I think bodyfat percentage is overrated...

    the decision on how much you want to keep bulking is up to you. If you feel like crap, cut down, give your body a break not only from the calories, but from the water and fat... it may help your joints a bit as well (if you gain alot in the off-season).

    I would try to stay within 20lbs of contest weight, so that you could peak at around 10-12 weeks.

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    Depending on your size, but 20-25lbs of contest weight is good goal.

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