First off, wanted to apologize. I posted in the "Hi I'm new" subforum a while back, and I've been so busy as of late I hardly have time to stop in.
That out of the way, I have a question for those who are more in the know than I.
As it stands right now, I lift 4-5 days a week. I've been lifting for a year and my gains haven't really been what I'd like them to be, but I AM improving, slowly. However...
Coming up on summer, and right now I've got a little extra body fat. My question to all of you gurus is...should I cut or bulk? Now I know, I know...the simple answer is if I want tone, cut, if I want size, bulk. But I'm currently at an impasse, because sure I'd love to look toned for the beach this summer, but I don't want to have to work a thousand times harder to bulk up for the winter.
Bulking would consist of high intake diet, protein, creatine, and maybe a test (cypionate).
Cutting would consist of lean mass diet, protein, thermogenic, and maybe Winny (maybe).
If I were to cut, would getting back on the horse for gains be harder? I ask because I'm really nowhere near the size I want to be. Would you guys suggest I just bulk and get to my ideal size and then cut? Or is there really a way to do both?
Thanks for reading, appreciated.