I made a post a few weeks ago showing how my belly looks 6 months pregnent when I let it hang. I’ve decided to stop strength training and train for looks right now. I really want to look good for the summer. I’ve put on a lot of size from where I was by doing strength training, and I’ve found a pretty good bodybuilding 4 day upper/ lower split where I’m training in the 6-8 rep range for the big movements, and 8-10 for assistance and 10-12 for other assistance. My tanita scale is still telling me I have 29% body fat and I’m 6’4 223 right now.
Based on the pictures I’ve attached, should I keep looking to build muscle on a surplus, or go on a long cut to lean out first then start a slight surplus to stay somewhat lean while building muscle. I want to have a 6 pack by the summer with nice shoulders and chest development. My diet is very clean, with very lean proteins from chicken breast, fish, cottage cheese mainly, good fats from fish oil, flax seed oil, nuts, and carbs from sweet potatoes, post workout glucose drinks, veggies, a little fruit, salad.
I dont look as big as I feel in these pictures so I’m a little confused as to what direction I need to be going in. Also I plan to play basketball one or 2 days a week for fun and to burn off some fat.