I have done Starting Strength and I am currently doing 5/3/1. I gained at least 10 pounds of weight this summer (since I just finished my service in the Finnish army, I was really skinny).
My problem is that with each kg of bodyweight I get my waist will grow with 1cm. I really don’t want to be the 160-pound-diet-guy, but I feel uncomfortable carrying more fat than what I have atm (waist measurement 84cm). I see a lot of the advice being “just eat a lot and make sure you recover”, but how do you deal with the fat? Is it smart to keep the weight (aka recomp), or should I ignore the fat until I’m at a certain weight?
Stats: 20y/o, 160 pounds, 176cm (about 5’8). My goal is mainly strength, but don’t want to be skinny or fat either. Also I’d say that the vast majority of my bodyfat is stored in my gut, which makes me seem heavier and fatter than I am.