hello, i had a similar post that i recieved good feed back but thought i would simplify what im asking. i have been lifting weights for 7 months now 5 days a week i lift with a buddy who has been at it for about 10 years and has pretty impressive numbers.my weight when i started was 179 with a 23% BF.now 7 months later and having a good increase in lifting numbers ETC, DB bench went from 40lb to 85 lb DB. i am only at 180lbs and still 20% BF.
i have a clean diet and just recently started taing a optimum nutritions “Seriuos Mass”.i figured i would get the extra calories to help with bulking up since i do not look like i go to the gym, but im worried that i wont be loosing my belly with this. main question,do i need to cut my calories in order to lower my body fat percentage to around 12%?or is it possiable to get to that 12% and also keep the calorie intake to gain 1-2 lbs a week.
i am 5-10 and weight in between 179-181lbs.i know loosing fat an building muscle are 2 differnt processes but i dont want to comprimise my strength an size gains just to lower body fat but rite now you can see any markings or llines from ab muscles.im hoping someone can give me some steps to start off with