I am in an interesting situation. Last summer I did some cutting and lost about 20 lbs. (My waist in August was 32 - 33 inches)
In August I injured my shoulder and it healed until December, but I really started working out just 3 days ago.
The problem is - I have lost some muscle (for example 1.5 inches on arms) and GAINED FAT at the same time (and gained 3 inches on Fat)
The question is - since I have barely move (been a couch potato for this whole time from August), I think I can LOSE FAT AND GAIN MUSCLE at the same time due to muscle memory.
To sum up: In a period of 5 months I have lost a lot of muscle and gained 3 inches on my waist all the time doing ZERO physical activities.
Should I start cutting or should I bulk a little?
I ask because I have seen my friend in a pretty similar situation 1 year ago and he started bulking andregained lost muscle and lost some fat as well…
I would appreciate any advice,