So, I really don’t mean to sound like a dick here, and honestly, that’s not what I’m trying to be, but somethings gotta be said…
This whole obsession we have with our culture around males needing to be as BIG as possible utterly fails to accommodate a basic thing: HEALTH! Going through “bulking cycles” followed by calorie restriction cutting phases, is simply a fancy way to say Yo-Yo diet syndrome. Over time this totally fucks up your metabolism, and if you look at almost every bodybuilder, they ALL end up being obese in the end. Essentially, chronically resetting the metabolic set-point with dieting will put you at a higher end-point.
From a medical and performance perspective, you look way healthier, and way more athletic in your Pre photos to the Post photos. In fact, in the pre photos, you look fantastic! You have a strong, muscular, and FIT looking body. Not even close to being an underweight skinny marathon runner… In the post photos, sure, you’ve gained muscle, but you’ve also gained a bunch of fat. Lets say you can diet the fat off, but as I stated, dieting just jacks things up in the long run. What you need to ask yourself, is “why do I feel that I need to get bigger?” What most guys don’t want to hear, is that there is a difference between being motivated around fitness and performance, and eating disorders. And yes, the obsession with getting huge IS an eating disorder.
Again, sorry if I sound like a dick… Its interesting to me how insecure we all are with our bodies, even if we look great!