I know it’s a lot harder to gain muscle than it is to lose fat, so I really don’t wanna lose a single pound of weight if I can help it.
But at the same time, I am developing a super-noticeable ‘bulking belly’ and it is driving me crazy.
My lifts are going up, and my strength must be increasing faster than my fat percentage because my relative strength is increasing; my weighted chins numbers are going up to the point of being able to do 4 sets of 7 with 39kg attached to me - or a single set of 12 reps with 40kg attached to me.
I know it is possible for lifters (even experienced lifters) to lose fat and stay the same weight. It was recently done by Bret Contreras as seen here;
But I don’t know what approach I should take. I’m guessing calories can’t decrease otherwise weight would decrease?
Should I just eat a crazily high protein diet to the point of 50% of macros coming from protein?
Add in HIIT?
How to manipulate volume/intensity/frequency?
Has anyone managed to do this exercise in recomp at the same weight?