The stats are in. I have been upping my calories and I did, in fact, gain some scale weight and some fat, but I also increased LBM, so I'm pretty happy with the results. I am getting my body prepared for a clean bulk and this is encouraging.
If, during my clean bulk, I can maintain these types of numbers (and honestly, I would want more LBM gains, but about the same BF% gains), I would see my LBM go up 7 pounds and my body fat percentage increase 3.2% (back to 17.4%). That would mean I'd start my next cut at 17.4% body fat, but with 186 pounds of muscle. I am looking forward to the bulk!
Until later…GET BACK TO LIFTING!