New poster here, really like your articles. I’ve provided a bit of a background to give you some guidance in answering my questions here, but the gist is that I’m a young guy, not very developed, and with a poor skinnyfat physique. Ive given some basic outline of how I’m currently eating/training, I’ll elaborate in my questions. There’s a lot of conflicting diet tips in many articles, such as that with macro and nutrient timing which has led to confusion, and you’re a guy I trust to clear those up. I have a basic understanding of what “good bodybuilding foods” are, it’s just the amounts and ratios that confuse me.
Question 1: As a skinnyfat, do I bulk or just recomp (you can decide from my thread). I’m already at a lowish weight, I’d say maybe around 13%bf but you say people should be 10% in this article.
Question 2: Regarding training, I am doing 5/3/1; it is simple and easy for me to actually do the most “Accurately”, as I homegym (barbell, pullup bar, barebones style) and can’t really get to an actual gym to do a real training program with cables and stuff. Anyways, on the training front, I had a question about cardio, how do I approach that? I am doing maybe about 1-2hrs a week, but I don’t really know what type and how often I should be doing it…HIIT? Steady State? Some people say no cardio should be done, while some like Wendler advocate for it.
Question 3: You say your macro split should be 60/30/10 C/P/F respectively for "skinny: guys , could you elaborate on that? That’s pretty low fat, which is contrary to what guys like Chris Shugart and TC Luoma advocate for.
Sorry if this comes out a bit unclear, but there’s a lot of stuff I’d like to understand, tell me if you need me to clarify my questions.