I seriously need some advice because I’m losing my mind!! = D
Whats up everyone, before I begin I just want to say that I’m new here to T Nation and I’m loving it.
Okay so now heres my problem I’m 20 yo and currently, 6’, 175lbs, 19%BF and a 36 in waist. I’m like a skinny, fat guy and it sucks. I feel stuck between a rock and a hard place, the rock being bulking and the hard place is cutting. Let me explain.
I obviously need size but I feel that I’m too fat to bulk because if I put on any more fat I’m going to be over 20% which is actually considered somewhat dangerous. I also feel that if I bulk now, when I finally get some size I can be proud of and want to cut, I’m going to have to cut so far that I’m going to lose a lot of the muscle I worked so hard for.
I have almost 20% BF and that’s a lot of fat (about 30 lbs to be exact) so I need to cut that down because I would like to be around 10% or preferably 9%. That would leave me at about 160lbs and everyone tells me that’d be too small but I think I’d rather look like David Beckham than Chris Farley.
At the same time everyone says that it’ll be much easier to cut down once I do have a solid muscle base and that without one it might be extremely difficult to get down that low. Also I see some people on here and BB.com that are so skinny that they are at 7% BF and you can still see nothing, they just look sick, they look like marathon runners, and that’s not exactly a look I’m going for (granted though most of the people I see like that are extreme ectomorphs and probably like 135 lbs = /).
I have been working out on and off now for literally a year. A year! and I have made no progress because I cut for a few weeks and say I think this is wrong, than take a few weeks off than start to bulk a few and say no. Its crazy and I need to just go in one direction but which one? Please people I’m losing my mind here lol, I need advise, I need direction, I need guidance! So please, what are your thoughts? I need as much advise as I can get and hopefully the results are unanimous in one direction = )Thanks in advance.
(Just as a side note, there is no way to gain mass and lose fat at the same time right? If there is, how?))