My goals have changed, and i want to focus more on my sports (swimming, martial arts) and cut back on lifting, probably down to only once or twice a week at most, but strength is important to me and always will be.
My physique looks kind of awkward. Athletic, but then all of a sudden a small pouch of fat covering my abs. Absolutely hate it. Can still see my abs poke through, but it just looks awkward.
I want to get rid of it but, i hate seeing my strength go down, especially when i am still a novice.
I dropped from a rough bulk at 181lbs down to 162 lbs at 5’11 (had a tournament and wanted to fill out my weight class).
Bench: 205 to about 185
OHP: 135 to 125
Deadlift: 355 to not sure, haven’t maxed in a while but i would guess 315
Squat: 265 to not sure, haven’t maxed out in a while.
A couple months ago i injured my hip flexors, hence avoiding heavy full ATG squats and deadlifts.
I just started Alpha destiny’s novice program and have been enjoying it.
All i want is to look lean and have a 225 bench, 315 box squat, 405 deadlift.
I crave strength, but not a fan of the pudge going on.
What do you guys recommend, pursue strength and eat in a surplus or trim down a bit?