So what body fat % do most of you guys run at when bulking? And what does 10% 15% 20% look like? I have never been concerned about my body fat until I turned 30-something and started to eat a lot more. Right not I'm on a bulk and my body fat is increasing and it's starting to bother me. I have been monitoring my diet but it seems low at 3000 to 3500 cals a day. I want to cut back, but don't want to lose gains. So, what's a good % for a bulk run. I suppose there are a lot of factors involved...
This pic is of me 233lbs at 16% bf. Cutting right now and its tough. Stay as low as possible bro especially if you plan on competing. Its just a good habit to get into. Some guys over eat when they dont have to.
Below 10%: Visible abs, striations, vasculatity, grainy appearance
@ 10%: Visible abs, some striations.
Above 15%: usually no visible abs.
above 20%: obliques flare out past your hips.
above 25%: You may not be able to see your penis
above 30%: no sign of penis or feet, struggles to breathe
above 35%: owns a power scooter, eats at golden corral, owns flannels
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I was in the same boat, wasn't sure how far to go or how much fat was ok. In the end, I decided that as long as I can still see a 4-pack in the right light, I'm good. Right now I'm just maintaining, and starting in April I'll be dieting back down and hopefully be in single digit fat percentage for July.
I'll take a crack at a Los response.
" when I lean out I'm at about 4% wifey says I look really sexy and she wants to slap my pony! Off season I sit around 25-35% but I'm the second strongest man alive."
Lol had to I'm sorry
No cue KOS response followed by bigbenji nipping away.