I know this is long! If you dont care about my whole bodybuilding experience from the past year, then just skip to the last 2 paragraphs..
No, this has nothing to do with car insurance... To give a little bit of background for the past year I set off on a journey to Beast-like qualities ( i failed miserablely btw, lol) and I started this quest at a disturbing 185 lbs. Being 6'3", its nothing to brag about.
So I bulked and bulked and bulked all winter, and I got up to 205 lbs! (still under 14% BF) Yay! I went on the velocity diet, which IMO was the worst idea ever. Maybe the diet isnt fundamentally wrong, maybe I just made stupid newb mistakes, but basically I got realllly lean, but my strength decreased.. alot.
So then there I was, almost at square one, perhaps... square 3. And what do I do? Bulk again of course! Which leads me to my actual question/concern.
I lost gym membership due to being poor, right in the middle of bulking, so I've doing a slower (more of a not-caring- what- I- eat) bulk for about 3 months now. Surprise surprise, I'm a weakling now that I started back in the gym. (2nd session yesterday) Worst part is, I'm also 192 lbs, which means alot of fat increase.
So after reading "The Truth About Bulking" by CT, he recommended that if anyone is over 10% BF (ME!) they should cut down to 10% before starting on an "increased caloric diet" (not really BULKING perse).
Is this a good idea for me? I mean.. I have the worst case of skinny-fat guy syndrome anyone has ever seen. No muscle, big beer gut (damn you college hotties) and a big loss of strength. I can barely bench 140 lbs for more than 4 reps... its sad, really.
So should I deal with being a fatty and worry about that later, or should I cut cut cut away and risk twig-tacular results?