I posted about a week ago on here about how my ultimate goal was to put on about 10 pounds of lean muscle. I'm 5'11, 165. About six months ago I started getting pudgy around the gut/love handle area, weighed about 172. That sucked, so I began jogging heavily, about 20 miles a week, and doing tons of crunches/etc. I then started lifting weights about two months ago - the standard 3x10 stuff - chest and back, mostly. I thought if I dieted, ran a lot, and also lifted weights, I'd be able to put on more mass as well as continue toning the gut. Now I realize that's practically impossible - even more so since I wasn't eating nearly enough. So I switched again, decided to get bigger first, then cut down. The diet is good now, lots of chicken, eating 6 times a day including a couple whey protein shakes, and lifting heavier weights with less reps. So I'm definitely getting bigger, but dammit, the belly is creeping back! It sucks! I really eat pretty responsibly, no junk food, lots of protein and good carbs. Plus I still run about 15 miles per week and hit the crunches hard. Am I just genetically screwed here or are there ways I could bulk up and keep the gut in check?