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Old 09-12-2010, 07:30 AM   #5
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Originally Posted by BigPhilly View Post
I'm want to get serious with my training but i'm faced with a problem 6'1 @238lbs and approimately 18-20% bf. I would like to put on more muscle mass (10-15lbs of muscle) but the problem is i don't know if i should lose weight first or or add mass over the winter? Would like some feedback/advice from some experienced lifters.
You aren't at a very high body fat right now, so a 2-3 month cut before trying to put on mass wouldn't be out of the question. This would also give you some time to nail down a proper eating approach.

A few questions first...

Have you ever eaten using a bodybuilding style diet before?

Have you ever trained previously and added on noticeable muscle and strength?

The reason I ask these questions is that if you cut without knowing how to train or eat properly, it could result in a higher percentage of muscle loss.

With a solid eating and training approach, I would go for the cut first, and then by Christmas you can be on track to use 2011 to hit your goals...
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