This question is for my boyfriend -- he asked me for advice and I didn't feel qualified to give it to him. Wants to know if he should be trying to lose fat or gain muscle. How do people make these determinations? Is it just as simple as "how would you rather look" or are there practicalities to consider?
Relevant info: he's been working out since last summer. No sports background. 5'8'', and I'm guessing weighs somewhere in the 160's. Squat 235, dumbbell bench with 75's, deadlift something like 275. He does have a small belly, but it doesn't show if he has a shirt on. I really didn't know what to tell him. (Especially as he's quite a bit better than me in absolute terms.)
In terms of food, he eats healthy but what looks to me like a colossal amount. He's been on and off with his workouts, but this month he's been very into it.
Does that give you any idea what he should be doing? I'm sorry -- this might not be the kind of question you can judge easily, but I'm just curious if anybody has views.