First a little background about myself: 6’1, 207, body fat 12-16%. I understand there’s quite a margin with my body fat, but it wasn’t taken accurately and those were the figures I was given.
That said I, at one point, bulked up to 230. I was both the strongest and biggest I’ve ever been. I filled my shirts out like no other, my traps were up to my ears, and my chest was prominent. However, without a shirt on I looked like shit. My stomach was bulging in every direction and I had a very, very round look with little definition aside from my shoulders and some definition in my arms.
Later, I broke my leg in three places during a rugby game and dropped a ton of weight. I’m just starting to do legs again, so that’s partly why my weight is around 207. Before, my legs were good-sized and I had a deadlift around 475. That said when I bulked the first time it was dirty – fried chicken, pasta soaked in oil, fried calamari-- fried everything, every night.
I want to gain size again, but I really, really want to focus on looking good. I know I might get flamed for this, but I want to actually go by a routine diet. Can anyone suggest a diet that will help to lean me out a little while still allowing me to pack on muscle and strength?
It would be greatly appreciated. As of last week I started working legs back in and I’m just finishing the third phase of HS100. Also, at 207 I feel like I still look quite rounded, but after taking almost a 2 month break after my injury, I’ve been lifting for the past 3.5-4 months.
Thanks, I need some encouragement.