I started lifting because of a traumatic event that left me feeling depressed. I was in the worst rut of my life. The lower T-levels I had sent me on a downward spiral. It was hard to feel motivated to do anything. I was sedentary for a long period, and I developed a gut and some bitch tits. The rest of my body is lean and if you were to see me clothed you wouldn’t notice me being over weight.
The question I have is should I first work on losing weight, or should I focus on gaining muscle mass. I notice that when T-Nation does their physic clinic they will often times have the clients lose fat first, and then focus on increasing muscle mass.
I have learned from this site that a lot of belly fat can be from increased cortisol, and increased breast fat can be from low testosterone levels. Would I be better off trying to lift heavy to spike my T-levels, or would I be better off doing circuit training to get lean first?