good advice here.reading and learning
Getting huge offseason just makes it that much harder to diet down. Many times people will diet too quickly due to being that fat and will lose more muscle than they might have if they were leaner to start.
It's also easier to see your progress and weak points when you're semi lean
My goal as a natural bodybuilder is to improve constantly, and win my pro card, while making an increasing amount of people doubt that I'm natural ;)