Okay, bit of a preface. I recently started going to the gym 8 months ago and tightened my diet up about 11-12 months ago. Since then I’ve gone from 205 lbs at 6"2 with close to 19% bodyfat to 180lbs with 12.5% bodyfat.
Now the goal is to get into that sub 10% bodyfat range, but I feel like if I get to that point I’m going to look like a scrawny wimp. I’m not expecting to be Ronnie Coleman, I just wanted to have an athletic build (i do lots of swimming/climbing/biking). My wrists and forearms are already friggin tiny since I’ve been training for loss of fat instead of gaining muscle.
That’s not to say I havn’t gained some defintion (i can actually see definition in my biceps/calves/thighs). So realistically, what do I do? I know you can’t get lean and big at the same time, at least not without sacrificing performance.
Should I just suck it up, get scrawny then bulk up? The real fear here is I don’t know enough about how bodys react to gauge where I should go from here. I’d rather not go back to being a chubby monkey just to cut back to a reasonable ammount of bodyfat again. I don’t want to eat like im cutting weight, and taking supplements to aid me in that just to be counter productive.