Okay, so I started to bulk in like early December. 5’11 180ish pounds. Now, it’s mid-January, and I’m right at 200. My arms look great (for me), my chest and legs have really grown, but so has my belly. I was a 31" waste them, now I can still get into my 32" fine, and 34" is big. Much of it is just my stomach getting “big”, i.e. maybe doing too much ab work, but the layer of fat is definitely gotten a little thicker.
With a shirt on,I look like I might have a little pudge, when it comes off, there’s actually more definition then you might expect. And it looks like most of my fat gain is in the love-handles.
Anyways, I was planning on bulking till March, and just seeing how big I could get without totally ruining my body composition. I was shooting for maybe getting up to 215/220, then cutting back down to whatever a six-pack me weighs at that point.
What I’m wondering is, should I just stick it out, and do the full bulk, or is it better to start cutting now and attacking my worsening body composition now, then do another bulk later? Frankly, I’m not going to have my shirt off much between now and June, but it is a little depressing to be soft in the mid section.