I've got a few questions for everyone but first I'll give some information.
I'm 6'6 and currently 94.5 kgs, or 208lbs and around 19% body fat. A couple of years ago I weighed in at 120kgs (264lb) before I decided to get my life back together.
I dropped the weight by doing cardio and eating better. No weights.
I joined a gym over a year ago with a group of mates. While I can see more tone in my arms, and I can see I have muscle in my chest, I haven't really gotten muscular like my friends. I'm assuming this is a mixture of body type and diet since we do the same weights routine. My strength has definitely increased however.
What's more disheartening and frustrating for me, is the fact that people call me skinny (which I freaking hate), but having pockets of fat on my chest and stomach, around hips etc.
I want to now start putting on muscle and actually looking like I hit the gym regularly. I'm hoping that the extra size will tighten the skin up too.
From the research I've done, I led to believe that it would be best to cut my body fat percentage down to 10-12% before I start a bulking regime?
It is possible that this fat will stay on my body and never leave? It is very very stubborn so far.
I've just read a sticky in this forum, losing body fat for noobs I believe it was called, and I'm going to start monitoring my protein intake etc so I don't lose the muscle I have.
Since I've started this new goal, I've dropped about 3% body fat and 5kgs (11lbs).
Thanks for your help in advance, and any other suggestions you have will be greatly appreciated.