I see many threads where the community suguest getting down to 10% or less body fat before running a cycle. My personal belief is this advice is from people that don’t hold fat and have good fat loss genetics. Personally I would have to get well below 10% to loose my love handles and I stall out at 12%. To go lower I have to starve myself and loose lots of muscle. Again genetics. I run lean everywhere but my mid section. Veins in my legs, arms, shoulders popping out everywhere but still fat around the mid section. To loose it I loose everything else. I am thinking about this long term and applying some reality to the wants most in my position have. I would love to see my abs but once I get there how long will I be able to hold onto that look without getting fat again. The answer is a life long diet where I am hungry as fuck forever. I look at it like this. How much and where you store fat is genetic. Some people hold more fat than others. So, Unless I am willing to run a caloric deficit for ever I will only put on the fat again correct? So let’s ger real for a min. What is the likelihood I will be able to maintain a strict enough diet for the rest of my life to stay below 12% body fat? No chance at all! So now that I have admitted the reality of the situation let’s look at weather loosing a bunch of fat before running a cycle is a good idea? The common line of thought is to get lean before running a cycle. Now if you naturally run lean then this is a great idea. If you are like me this can cause a rebound once I go on cycle and I put on water and fat really fast even with a clean diet. Again genetics. My question is what do you think. Should fat people fight there genetics in a battle no one will win long term or except I am a bit fat and simply get big?