Former fat boy turned current fat boy here. Stats below. To give you a bit of history, I weighed up to 330 pounds by the time I hit 19 (guessing 40-45% bf, but didn’t measure at the time). After finally getting fed up with it, I busted my ass over a year or so to get to around 195 with ~12% bodyfat.
I stayed in a holding pattern around that composition for about 9 years. I even did the V-Diet twice. Then about 3 years ago, I let it go.
Now I’m 260 and about 30% bf. And I want to get more ripped than I’ve ever been. Previously I had abs, but they weren’t rock hard abs. I had biceps, but I couldn’t see the veins. Nothing to laugh at, but not what I wanted when I initially started the journey. I think I was so focused on losing fat that I didn’t spend enough time building muscle.
So my questions:
How should I tackle this thing? Should I focus on building muscle or burning fat first?
Are there a few solid articles / regimens you’d recommend for the beginning bodybuilder?
How do I build the muscle awareness that lets me know which groups need work and which are compensating for other groups?
I don’t think I’ve ever followed a true bodybuilding regimen. Just mixed and matched various workout programs. I don’t want to do that again. Like I said, it got me good results. But I want f***in awesome results. I’m not looking for quick fixes, just a solid path.
I know you’re a busy guy, so any help you can offer is extremely appreciated.