Sep 28, 2017 Not all that new to this site, guess I've been a member since 2012 or so. I am also interested in a physique contest prep. Gym buds have encouraged me in this area but I've always thought in order to get really cut I'd have to add more muscle to my body in order not to look sick (thin, underweight). I am looking about the best I've looked in several years but still think that more muscle equals a more cut look. I'm pretty strict on my diet but don't count much. I do sometimes weigh my food but the numbers game just doesn't fit me well. Not quite an IIFYM type but more of an intuitive eater. Mostly chicken, rice, veg, rice cake snacking, peanut butter - bro type, I'd guess. I am pretty lean right now but this damn muscle gain isn't going too fast for me. Strength is up the more I eat but many days don't get close to my 2,8000 cals. Any advice welcome.