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ok guys…ive come for some advice…

first off im not the leanest guy in the world or the chubbiest dude in the world…im what you would probably call average(185lbs 15-16%bf…top 2 abs visable)…i am a ffb though(250lbs)…

my dilema is ive never been to that lean stage where i can see my abs…and i would love to…but then again…i don’t want to be a skinny guy…like 175lbs w/ abs…i would love to be 220lbs and 12-14% bf in the future…

i’ve yo yo’d…between 185-200lbs for over a year now…and its starting to piss me off…

i would love just to bulk up and get big…thats what i lift for…i want my numbers to go up …and i would much rather have huge traps and a big powerful look …then a sufer 6 pack look…

i think im just nervous to look how i used to look…and gain more fat than muscle eventhough my diet will be on point… how did you get over this fear??? if anyone had this dilema

[quote]Dizzle wrote:
i think im just nervous to look how i used to look…and gain more fat than muscle eventhough my diet will be on point… how did you get over this fear??? if anyone had this dilema[/quote]

What I did was to slowly increase my caloric intake, so that I was gaining weight each week but not too much. Your body won’t store much fat if it could instead use those nutrients to repair muscle.

how lean were you when u started bulking up/???