Hi, I’ve been lurking on the boards for a while, and I just got my first shipment from Biotest, renewed my gym membership, and I’m in the startup weeks of the anabolic diet. Currently I weigh 240 pounds, but can only bench 135 for 8 reps and squat 185 for 10 reps. I’m at 28% BF according to a skin fold test.
Basically, my question is after the start up phase of the anabolic diet, should I go into the mass phase to build a foundation of muscle before losing weight, or go directly to the cutting phase and drop the excess fat? I’m leaning towards building mass first since I’ve been overweight for a long time and a few more months won’t matter. What I’ve read suggests it’s easier to lose bodyfat when you have more lean mass increasing your metabolism.