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25/5FT10/201LBS.

Complete newbie, had weights and equipment delivered the other day and started a routine yesterday (five day split) along with a ‘bulking’ eating routine but doing weights the last two days has made me realise that I’m fatter than I thought and maybe cutting is best for me. What do you think? 

 

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If you’re a total noob you could consider re-comping at least for the first 3 months or so. It’s a bit more involved to keep on top of but there are plenty of good YouTube videos that cover it in detail. 

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I would cut personally. Once you can see abbs you can bulk until you can't. 

I've never bulked my abbs away personally but each to their own, I am naturally slim. 

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I'm guessing your diets not the best. I wouldn't necessarily cut, I'd learn about good food choices. Spend your cardio time out for walks and on the treadmill watching youtube videos. Lots of really good channels and information on there regarding good foods.

Keep lifting and make sure you follow a programme, look into push, pull, legs, or typical back & bi's etc. 

Consistency is the most important thing and don't set unrealistic targets. 

If your the same weight this time next year but have lost fat and built muscle you're doing it right. 

 

Good luck.

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Anyone who says he should bulk or add weight is a complete moron. Cut obviously and lift hard. You are fatty fat fat. If you are a nooby you will recomp even during cutting.

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@marknotmark My Opinion - Diet first. It'll be easier and more satisfying when you try to put on muscle afterwards as it'll be more noticeable.

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I think at your stage you could do both at the same time. Specially because your new to lifting, untrained muscles respond well, you could just eat a bit below maintenance eat less than you are now, have a higher protein diet and focus on lifting you’ll be able to do both for nearly a year I reckon or until your becoming a healthy bodyfat 

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1 hour ago, Jackoffblades said:

I think at your stage you could do both at the same time. Specially because your new to lifting, untrained muscles respond well

I would agree . Newb gains come easy. A well structured training plan and diet along with some cardio . I don’t see why he could not make gains and lose fat ,Many people do it and do well . Long as diet is on point. 

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