Originally Posted by Dray
Negatory, dude. You can definitely recomp, as a totally natural lifter.
It just takes a lot more time, than going about it the other way. Generally speaking. And it's a lot more challenging/demanding.
And for someone in Linden's circumstances, I believe that "gentle" recomp (i.e., very strict) is by far the better way.
I disagree. People who try to do this almost always end up erring too much on the side of caution and not actually growing at all. Even top natural pro bodybuilders struggle to do this with years of experience. For mere mortals like us, it's nigh on impossible. Accept the fat as a temporary status and grow.