Originally Posted By: freeride76
could you elaborate?

General strength exercises, Squat, Deadlift, Bench Press, Overhead Press.

Generally you need to be in a caloric surplus to increase muscle mass. There are some exceptions but it's short term.

If your waist is over 40 inches I would worry more about fat loss. Stay in a caloric deficit and limit strength training to two days per week and focus on HIIT and Interval training.

If you're in generally OK shape, track calories and don't obsess about fat. A little fat is meaningless healthwise and once you begin building strength and mass it will take care of itself and you can make diet adjustments later on to fit your physical goals.

Originally Posted By: StuAzole
The deference given to veterans is insane. They signed up, did their job and got paid for it. Fine.