Hey everyone! Extreme lurker here - I finally decided to post because I'm kinda stuck on something, and the advice here has always been helpful for me. Been though the stickies. Cliffs on me: I'm a chick, 5'10, between 147-150 lbs., work out regularly doing both cardio (long distance running and some HIIT mixed in) and weight training five or six times a week. I eat clean. Over the past few years, I've lost 200 pounds (yes, I was HUGE before ... hence the emo screen name I made a long time ago) on my own by totally changing my life in every way. No surgery or eating disorders, just a lot of hard work and focus. Despite some issues with a little loose skin, which I might look into surgery for, I am pretty happy with my size now. I would like to put on some more muscle though, since I am starting to look too skinny, especially in my upper body. But, having been so freaking obese for most of my life, I am paranoid about putting on too much fat at the same time. I know you guys bulk and then cut to build muscle and then burn off the fat ... would you recommend the same for someone with my goals? I'd just like to gain a bit more muscle and then maintain - but I never learned how to maintain. What would you recommend as the best way to minimize the amount of fat I will gain while trying to add muscle? Is that even possible? Any advice appreciated, thanks!