@Chris_Colucci Thanks - I really appreciate you taking the time to give such a detailed response.
Damn it. In truth you’ve kind of corroborated what I already know. Still, can’t blame me for seeing whether there was an alternative route I hadn’t considered, can you?
Believe me, I have given this some thought, but I concluded that, after a year of basically training to stay lean, I really need to have a period on focusing on strength/size otherwise my training is just going to stagnate. It is very close to a catch 22 situation and is going to be dictated by me getting my head right and accepting that there may need to be some flex in the 10% benchmark I’m currently so fixated by.
Time to commit to the strength - guess the bonus is eating more is never a bad thing.