I've worked out a lot in the past and was pretty ripped. That was years ago and I degenerated into a pretty doughy physique. It's ok, it'll go away and I'm bulking rather well right now. What I never lost, though, was muscular abs. They're covered in fat, but they're still there, but that's the problem. Now that I'm bulking, I gain muscle quite well, but all the fat seems to be going to the gut. That combined with the big abs looks just... awful. I am using creatine, however. So I was wondering, would the bloatiness of the creatine add a lot to the issue I'm having? Is it really just a combination of fat, muscle AND creatine that makes it look like more of a 'beer belly' than it actually is and do I just have to bite through it? I know that I'm bulking so a bit of extra fat is expected, but I don't think I can bulk for a year while carrying around an awfully flabby middled aged gut.