Ok need some help. After being lazy on protein intake for a while now about 2 months ago I got serious with it. I am getting 1 gram per pound of lean bodyweight....here is were I need some help. I started off at 184 pounds at 15% bodyfat. Now I know the rule of cut to 10% bulk up to 15% but my bodyframe is different. At 6 feet tall and 184 pounds My waist is 33 inches..so I am not to heavy. Also consider I am guilty of not working my legs that often over the years so the majority of my muscle is upperbody. If I were to squat and deadlift like I am suppose to I could easly gain more leg muscle over next 2 years from the lack of training those muscle have always received. That being said after 2 months my bodyfat is now 16% and my bodyweight is 190 pounds and my pants / waist is noticably bigger. From my calculations out of the 6 pounds I have gain only 3 pounds of that is lean muscle mass or muscle. Is this normal rate of return in the context of having to gain fat to gain muscle?