Been using this forum for awhile now, and thought it was time to post some pictures and ask for advice.
First, I'm 6'2 and now weigh 235. I just got up to my bulk goal weight I set awhile back. I've been bulking since Feb 2009 where I started at about 195 lbs. Along with the bulk where I added some quality size, I also added a lot of fat (Im carrying an inner tube around my midsection) which is kind of getting annoying to be honest.
Prior to committing myself to this bulk I didn't have much knowledge or experience in the gym, but now I'm pretty addicted to it and have learned a lot about training my body. I used to lift weights with little guidance before Feb of this year, where I would train like 3 sets per body part, and go to the gym pretty sporadically (like go a few times per month - basically doing nothing).
What I hope to get from this thread is a couple things: 1. What should I work on the most? (I always thought arms were lagging for the longest time - in the pics theyre close to 17.25 since theyre pumped, and my lower back doesnt show itself since I got a ton of back fat there, lol)
2. Should I continue my current bulk? Should I take a couple weeks with lower cals then continue the bulk? Should I cut to 10% BF then go from there? I really dont know what people recommend, and since Im still very newb to all this stuff I would really appreciate the advice.
3. How would you classify my body type? I was thinking I was pretty meso but I don't know for sure...
I hope to compete some day, I was always concerned with size (but now I feel like I have some decent mass to do some damage). I was eyeing the Natural Buckeye Classic - but I'm unsure if I'll be in town for it. I'd prob weigh in at about 200-210 or so?
Thanks for all the comments, I appreciate your time!