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    When To Start Cutting?

    Hey everyone.

    I've been bulking and naturally been gaining some fat too. I've gone from 75kg to 84-85kg now and am not sure if I should stop bulking and cut? I can't seem to find info on how to figure out when to cut which is why I'm a little stuck. Everyone's weight seems to vary (I'm 13 stone but don't look it - perhaps because the fat is covering the muscle?) which is why I'm not sure how much I need to bulk before cutting to get the physique I want.

    Any ideas?

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    Ps I'm 6'0 in terms of height and I am looking to look something like the guy on this website: ***EDIT*** Posting links to other sites is against our rules ~GB ***EDIT*** (above 'get in shape'). Perhaps a little more fat/'meatier' then that though lol but hopefully this puts it into perspective.
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    Hes maybe 10-13% we dont know how much your holding so cant give you any tips on how to get there

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    For how long have you been lifting?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bdos900 View Post
    Hes maybe 10-13% we dont know how much your holding so cant give you any tips on how to get there
    I have PM'd you pics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Turkish Juicer View Post
    For how long have you been lifting?
    Lifting properly for 4-5 months now.

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    Had to edit your post, please read our rules!

    There's no 'right' answer as to when you should start cutting. That's completely subjective and up to you. If you feel you've gained too much bodyfat for your (mental or physical) comfort, that probably means it's time to make a change. For some people, that would be 12%. For others, it's be 20%. It all varies depending on the individual's idea of what's 'too fat' for his/herself.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dinogoesrawr View Post
    Lifting properly for 4-5 months now.
    This means you won't have the dense & thick muscular look when you cut, which is why you should continue to lift properly and consistently for several more years before you go through a solid cutting phase.

    If you think you have gained too much fat, then make the necessarily nutritional adjustments, as simple as that. Look into carbohydrate management (aka ''carb cycling'') as for a nutritional regimen, it slowly yet steadily allows you to make lean gains without gaining any considerable amount of BF%.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Turkish Juicer

    This means you won't have the dense & thick muscular look when you cut, which is why you should continue to lift properly and consistently for several more years before you go through a solid cutting phase.

    If you think you have gained too much fat, then make the necessarily nutritional adjustments, as simple as that. Look into carbohydrate management (aka ''carb cycling'') as for a nutritional regimen, it slowly yet steadily allows you to make lean gains without gaining any considerable amount of BF%.
    TJ - good god man is that you in your avi!?!?!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MuscleInk View Post
    TJ - good god man is that you in your avi!?!?!
    Yeah, he's shredded. I hate him.

    kidding, TJ!
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    Quote Originally Posted by austinite
    Yeah, he's shredded. I hate him.

    kidding, TJ!
    That is ridiculous. Props TJ!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Turkish Juicer View Post
    This means you won't have the dense & thick muscular look when you cut, which is why you should continue to lift properly and consistently for several more years before you go through a solid cutting phase.

    If you think you have gained too much fat, then make the necessarily nutritional adjustments, as simple as that. Look into carbohydrate management (aka ''carb cycling'') as for a nutritional regimen, it slowly yet steadily allows you to make lean gains without gaining any considerable amount of BF%.
    ^^this by your pics you really need to gain some more lbm before you cut or you'll just got back to being skinny with no definition.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Turkish Juicer View Post

    This means you won't have the dense & thick muscular look when you cut, which is why you should continue to lift properly and consistently for several more years before you go through a solid cutting phase.

    If you think you have gained too much fat, then make the necessarily nutritional adjustments, as simple as that. Look into carbohydrate management (aka ''carb cycling'') as for a nutritional regimen, it slowly yet steadily allows you to make lean gains without gaining any considerable amount of BF%.
    Works well,using.it now. N eating.loads.
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    Ok thank everyone! I will keep bulking

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    Good luck. Keep a progress log on your diet/weights/front-back-side pics

    Works wonders when u see how well ur doing

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    Quote Originally Posted by MajorPectorial View Post
    Good luck. Keep a progress log on your diet/weights/front-back-side pics

    Works wonders when u see how well ur doing
    Yup I am

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    Did you stop your cycle? Have your PCT plan?

    Post up your revised diet for review please, I have your pics, I will happily mentor you through this as long as you've sacked your PT
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    Quote Originally Posted by Back In Black View Post
    Did you stop your cycle? Have your PCT plan?

    Post up your revised diet for review please, I have your pics, I will happily mentor you through this as long as you've sacked your PT
    Yes I stopped the cycle as you told me to via PM. I have brought the 2 tablets (nova something - sorry can't rmb names) and I'm waiting for the 18 days to end so I can start the PCT. I'm training myself now.

    Diet is the same as before except the following:

    1. I only eat the fibre cereal + milk on non training days
    2. Lunch and 15 Humapro and vitamin/creatine remain the same daily
    3. Dinner I eat more lentils/vegetable curry and now 2 breads as I get hungry
    4. Night shake includes everything as before. I have the oats in this shake so I don't get blurry vision when I train the next day on an empty stomach (how I train best).

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    Can you relist the diet with macros for me please?

    Are you planning on doing cardio? If so, when and how long?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Back In Black View Post
    Can you relist the diet with macros for me please?

    Are you planning on doing cardio? If so, when and how long?
    Sure once I'm home I will upload a screenshot of the diet.
    I do 30 mins cardio 3x a week after the weight lifting session (45 mins ish). I walk on speed 5 (used to be speed 6 before the cramping up and pain in my legs) or sometimes rowing to change it up. I usually overdo the legs workout lol so can only do about 10 mins of cardio but then I do another 20 mins later on in the day. I did try doing cardio then weights but I wasn't gaining and my workouts didn't go as well. Cardio after weights works best for me.

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    I've been bulking for 25yrs. Have yet to do a real proper 'shred' cycle.to get below 10%.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Java Man View Post
    I've been bulking for 25yrs. Have yet to do a real proper 'shred' cycle.to get below 10%.
    You lucky man you

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    Quote Originally Posted by Back In Black View Post
    Can you relist the diet with macros for me please?

    Are you planning on doing cardio? If so, when and how long?
    Diet attached.
    Curry - our one has less fat (we dont use oil etc) but this is the best I could find.
    Don't read too much into how I have sectioned things. I tend to eat cereal first, after some time the egg shake and spread out the HumaPro during the day. The rest is accurate in terms of foods I eat together.

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