Bulk or Cut, skinny fat here
Are you stupid as hell? Skinnyfat people should never cut. You'll just turn into a skeleton.
Skinnyfat people who eat around maintenance are able to both build muscle and lose fat at the same time, with an appropriate exercise routine.
eat 2,600cals a day, get 8 hours of sleep, lift 5-6 times a week. try to keep it to an hour of lifting. more isn't necessarily better, but try to get some drop sets and forced reps every now and again.
for the average inactive male, 2,000cals is maintenance more or less. so 2,500-2,600 should be just about the same with some lifting. there's no muscle to cut to. you'll just lose the gut but be just as unathletic and unattractive naked.
It's preference. Either you get skinny first, and bulk up later, or get some muscle and fatter then cut later.
With OP's build, I would recommend cutting. That's a pretty high bodyfat percentage to be starting a bulk, beginner or not.
>This guy is fatter than skinnyfat
no, even with that mild gyno
op, best way to fix lordosis is deadlifts. they hurt like week and you probably are going to be wobbling like a penguin for a while, but thats because the muscle in your back are straightening out your fucked up spine
Yes. You also have anterior pelvic tilt/lordosis which is making your gut stick out even more than it should.
I'm not a huge fan of recomping. OP can still make progress starting with a cut if he's a complete beginner. By the time his noob gains finish he should be ready for a bulk.
But this is completely inefficient. It just makes you psychologically feel better racing towards being "lean", when you're actually wasting time in the long run in reaching true fitness.
The mentality of cut-first is similar to the pathology of people with anorexia.
Look up how to fix APT on Google. there's plenty of resources that'll help you.
There's a difference between cutting like you're aiming for your goal body and cutting to get a bit leaner.
OP doesn't have to drop down to single digits, but getting down to 10-15% from where he is shouldn't take very long at all.
the 5x5 is for strength gains, don't do that shit. there's a difference between strength gaining and muscle/mass gaining.
strength = really heavy weight, low reps (5x5)
muscle/mass = moderate to heavy weight, med reps (3x8-12)
i suggest this routine for you. http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/steve-cook-big-man-on-campus-12-week-college-trainer.html
scroll down the page for the workout plan