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Dirty bulk

Postby Ryanharvey » Sat Apr 19, 2014 12:01 pm

Image so iv been dirty bulking for months. Working out and eating tons, my arms are bigger and so is my chest. I look fatter to but I like the size. Should I keep bulking or should I cut before I get too fat? http://s176.photobucket.com/user/ryanha ... sort=3&o=2

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Re: Dirty bulk

Postby Boss Man » Sat Apr 19, 2014 6:33 pm

Hi Ryan good to talk to you.

Yes, definitely cut. Dirty bulking isn't a great way to bulk but definitely cut.

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Re: Dirty bulk

Postby Ryanharvey » Sun Apr 20, 2014 2:28 am

Okay, I'll probably cut about 5 or 10lbs and then continue bulking

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Re: Dirty bulk

Postby swanso5 » Sun Apr 20, 2014 5:00 am

this can't be serious can it? if so then aim for a lot higher then a 5 - 10pd loss

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Re: Dirty bulk

Postby Ryanharvey » Sun Apr 20, 2014 8:13 am

Well I was thinking about continuing to bulk. I thought 10lbs would be okay. What should I be aiming for?

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Re: Dirty bulk

Postby swanso5 » Sun Apr 20, 2014 9:23 am

honesty is one of my strong points so in that vain I can't see even 1 reason for you to bulk for at least 6 months with that belly excess...get rid of that then think about it

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Re: Dirty bulk

Postby Ryanharvey » Sun Apr 20, 2014 9:39 am

I guess I do need to lose my belly, my chest has really improved since my weight gain though. I guess I just gained a little too much.

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Re: Dirty bulk

Postby Boss Man » Sun Apr 20, 2014 7:26 pm

Her's a simple way to try and shred a bit more.

Take 10g of carbs from each meal and replace the calories with healthy fats. The body the encounters a situation where it's energy requirements are not sustained by carbs and it should source more fat as fat is a secondary energy source.

You should affect muscle mass to any significant amount if any as you're altering the ratio of calories and macros, you're not cutting your calories or your protein.

If you attempted to arrest the side issue(s) associated with your dirty bulk, by doing some or more cardio instead, or in addition to what I said, based on current cardio levels, you could risk burning / losing some muscle and as added muscle can help to burn fat, losing it would be counterproductive.

Plus if you made just one change to how you currently do things, you could isolate fairly easily understand the effect(s) of that change.

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Re: Dirty bulk

Postby Ryanharvey » Mon Apr 21, 2014 5:08 am

Iv never dieted before iv always ate what I wanted and worked out. I think I might struggle

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Re: Dirty bulk

Postby swanso5 » Mon Apr 21, 2014 6:04 am

mate you don't have to diet, you just need to make conscious efforts about your food choices

if it's not 'real' food then don't eat it

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Re: Dirty bulk

Postby Boss Man » Mon Apr 21, 2014 7:16 pm

Ryanharvey wrote:Iv never dieted before iv always ate what I wanted and worked out. I think I might struggle


The beauty is though, you're not making wholesale changes with the suggestions I said. You're keeping protein the same but changing the ratio of fats and carbs, not cutting back on calories.

The only thing then is to make a conscious effort with some of your food choice, but it doesn't have to mean a complete rethink or overhaul of things.

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Re: Dirty bulk

Postby VinzB » Wed Apr 30, 2014 1:59 am

Hey Ryan,

I don't you can reap as much benefit in working out when you're not eating appropriately. Proper nutrition will boost your results as well as enough rest.

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Re: Dirty bulk

Postby Alinshop » Wed Apr 30, 2014 8:36 pm

Please don't take this wrong, but why would you want to ADD more fat on at this point?


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