Alright, my first post here. I'm having a struggle with what to do. I have been lifting on more of a bodybuilding level for most of my 20's. I have managed to put on some good size from doing 10-12 rep range work. I just recently about 2 months ago started lifting heavy and doing alot of compound Olympic lifts and my strength has gone through the roof and I have put on about 20 lbs as well.
I feel huge now and all my cloths are tight in my chest, shoulders, and arms. My body has really responded to this kind of training. I LOVE the size and strength I have gained, BUT I have also gained some BF and size around my midsection that I HATE. I am 6'2" tall and weighed in today at 261 lbs. I am torn here....Continue to lift heavy and hard and keep the calories and protein pouring into me, I think I could be a 275 lb monster if I kept this up. OR cut my calories and loose the excess BF.
I LIKE being bulked up but I wouldn't want to take my shirt off. I'd like to be able to take my shirt off and feel good about myself, but I'm worried if I reduce calories and reduce my heavy lifting I will loose this new size that I have gained that I like. WHAT TO DO?.