#transformationtuesday 3 years apart between these pictures. 135lbs vs 165lbs And couple years before the pic on the left I was nothing but bone and skin.
I’ve always been super skinny growing up.
97% of the time I’ve been lifting I’ve been in a surplus (bulk). Though the pic on the left my core was way leaner than now.
I’ve learned i had to sacrifice some shreds to get muscle mass. I’ve also learned by doing it correctly by counting macronutrients and being in a “clean bulk” Has worked best for me and allowed to gain muscle but stay somewhat lean. And for some intuitive eating works good for them. I found out what worked for me and stuck to it. That’s what’s important. If your not giving it enough time to really assess what’s going on. And quickly switching things around. You’ll have a hard time finding out what works for you.
Everyone wants to be leaner and build muscle at the same time! However you do need to pick ONE that goes with your goal and body condition.
You know you need to lose quite a bit of fat? Focus on weight lost till your lean enough then switch your focus on building muscle mass.
Or your already low on body fat. But want to build muscle. Get into a surplus and keep tight on nutrition to do it proper so you don’t gain too much body fat.
Main thing is don’t be dipping into both sides at such a short periods because you’ll take forever and you may not see much result... unless your a competitor but that’s whole other story and many variables.
Remember, figure out your goals, stick to it long enough and assess and make adjustments when needed to continue on the path your goal. Don’t be half and halfing it in little time periods!! -