Can’t flex fat, baby! Too many guys, in the quest for getting “huge” consume lots of extra calories thinking their muscles will get bigger faster. They eat lots of junk food, thinking it will result in rapid weight gain. Guess what? It does! …but it’s not all muscle. Even when consuming extra calories, the food should be kept relatively 'clean' and junk food kept to a bare minimum. It makes no sense packing on all that extra weight that you’ll eventually have to work even harder to work off…you’re giving yourself extra work.
Even in the “off season” your abs should be fairly visible, and there should still be some noticeable vascularity in your arms and quads. As a bodybuilder, you should want to look good all year round, not just during contest time or in the summer. Even though you’re trying to gain size, you should still focus on staying fairly lean. Tip: Do cardio 3 times a week for at least 30 mins and keep your weight training fast-paced with 35-60sec rest between sets. Keep in mind at all times that you want to “muscle up,” not bulk up with useless adipose tissue.
STAY LEAN AND MEAN!