I've posted pics to best describe it.. but essentially, i dont believe i have that much body fat probably 10-12%. There is little fat hanging OFF my stomach or anywhere else, however my stomach still remains at large! Remember my stomach is solid! There is little fat around it.. if you poke at it.. you can actually feel solid stomach or solid abs! And that's worrying me since i'm trying to further bulk up..
It is evident and somewhat similar to that of a 'pot belly' and it does protrude a bit.. It doesn't have any extra fat around it and you can still see the lines of the abs! Even when i'm not tensing!
I've posted 2 seperate pictures.
1. naturally standing.
2. sucking it in to where i'd like it to be! ie. straight down washboard and not protruding out bigger than my chest!
3. another one where i'm tensing *slightly* and just leaning back slightly as well to show the abs!
My question is.... this this big stomach natural with the amount of body fat i have? or am i going to follow my dad with the cute 'pot belly'.
If so how do i work on getting rid of it..
I'm currently eating from 3500cals to 4000 cals per day. With the bulking calculator i should gain anywhere from 1.5-2lb per week.
I also am drinking 1 cup oats before i sleep as well. ie on a full stomach, since i cannot eat in the day all the time because of bloat... is this just a myth that your stomach will get fat if you eat before you sleep or is this real?