Cut or Bulk? The Skinny Fat Dilemma
New to training and wondering whether you should lose fat or build muscle first? Well it’s time to solve the Skinny Fat dilemma and find out if you should cut or bulk.
The first place to start when deciding whether to cut or bulk is YOU. Because, if you’re stuck at the point of not knowing whether to cut or bulk then most likely you’re relatively new to training. So it’s important to understand your own circumstances and where you’re at. Because this can really dictate what route you go down. If you’re ‘Skinny Fat’ (we’ll get onto what that means later) then the decision on when to cut or bulk is a common dilemma.
For example, you’ve decided that now’s the time to make a change in terms of your health. And you’re going to make a start by getting in shape. You have a vision of what you want to look like. And you’re trying to figure out what you’ve got to do to get there.
You want to be lean, muscular, maybe you want to have a six pack poking through. So if I could sum up the look you want, it’d probably be along these lines.
You want to look good naked. And you want to turn a few heads when you’re at the beach.
And that’s cool. Feeling good about yourself and how you look is an important element of being happy. So with that vision in mind you’ve hit your first stumbling block.
It’s all too confusing
No doubt you’re already confused about what you should do when you eventually hit the gym. Not to mention what food you should stuff in your face every day. And then to add to that, you’ve come across two weird words. Everyone keeps banging on about bulking and cutting. What the hell are they talking about? And what relevance does this have to getting washboard abs?
Well, you’ll be glad to know you’re in the right place to get all the answers you need.
In this article, I’ve put together the rules that I go by when working with new clients if they’re Skinny Fat. And those rules will provide you with some all important guidelines to get your training on track from the start. And also, if you’ve been training for a while, but that transformation is yet to materialise then this article is going to be worth a read. Because, you may find some little gems of information that could unlock that progress you’ve been searching for.
So here’s what the article is going to cover:
- What the terms cut and bulk actually mean.
- A definition of Skinny Fat and how to know if that’s you.
- How to decide whether to cut or bulk first.
- The 7 rules of bulking.
- The 7 rules of cutting.