I just started bulking (currently 5'7 140 lbs and 10% bodyfat or possible below). From the research I did, I figured it was possible to keep my bodyfat near the level it is at now, if I just eat slightly over maintenance and eat cleanly.
I have taken creatine in the past, and it did work well for me, but at that time I had high bodyfat so this issue didn't come up. I want to take creatine but I also don't want my abs to be gone right away from the increased water retention.
But if I would be putting on more muscle in a shorter period of time at the expense of losing some definition though, that also might be worth it, rather than bulking inneficiently just because I am too scared to gain bodyfat back.
I am not an ectomorph/hardgainer, if anything I am endo/meso. I basically put on/lose everythign pretty easily. I put on fat very easily, but I also can lose it easily. I also put on muscle relatively easily.
What do you guys think?