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    How long to bulk?

    I've been on a bulking diet for 4 weeks (I'm on a 1-AD cycle,too). I am eating very clean, so my body fat is about the same as before - 12.5%. I also didn't up my calories to 4-5k like I've seen some ppl here doing, and kept it to 3.3k/day.
    My weight went from 158lbs to 167.5 lbs in that period, and I happy with the results so far. I still got 2 more weeks on 1-AD and another 4 weeks during PCT. My goal for this year is 180lbs @ 7-8%BF. Should I keep bulking until I get to 185-190 and then cut or should I start cutting 2 weeks after my PCT (which will be a total of 12 weeks on a bulking diet) with whatever weight I get to and then start bulking again until I get to my goal?
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    You can bulk however long you feel comfortable bulking Depends on how big you want to be, how much bodyfat you are comfortable carryin etc. While you are on PCT I wouldn't start cutting Keep your cals up at maintenance. You can start cutting after PCT when you are ready.





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    Thanx, Jodi. Yeah, that's why I said I still have another 4 weeks to keep my kal up, because of the PCT period.
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    If you want to be Jay big, then you'll probably want to keep bulking for awhile





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    is it common to see BF% increase during pct due to the low nat test levels, reduced training volume/frequency and above maintenance cals?

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    I would bulk until either you reach your goal weight in LBM or your body fat gets out of control. IMO, for a male that's around a max of 18%.
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