Getting Back Into It
I've let myself go over the past couple of years, lost muscle and gained a belly. At 6'3" this is really obvious, makes me look like big bird off sesame street!
I've trained for mass gain before, it worked well, gained a stone over three months. However, I like boxing and MMA, and this kind of exercise seems to sap any gains I might make.
I want to lose the belly fat completely and begin build lean mass. Some guys in the gym are really positive, saying yeah go for it, you'll be amazed at the differenec in a few months. Some of the bigger guys say don't bother, you must choose pure cutting or pure mass gain, no in betweens.
I know the dbate rages over wether you can gain mass while burning fat, but what do you guys think? Should I just concentrate on cutting, with the diet restrictions that go with it, or work hard at weights to get a bit of shape, and hope the belly takes care of itself with the cardio I'm doing.
I've been advised to just cane the whey, cut right back on booze and carbs in the evening, and take creatine to keep my muscles pumped and give me the energy to get through the sessions.
So am I pissing into the wind by trying for both, or do I definitley need to just stick to one?.