I am 27 180lbs 5'7" People say I look skinny at 170, but the last 10 is all around my waste. I joined a gym and have been going for a few weeks. I want to get a little bigger, a lot stronger and generally look and feel better. So that means getting ride of the extra fat around the middle. I have done a lot of reading. Most people say the way to get rid of fat is cardio. Others say it isn't required, and some say it will actually prevent muscle gains. Can anyone make sense of all of this crap? Of course I am trying to watch what I eat also, but again the readings all say different things.