For the majority of people, we look to put them through a program of fat loss first. This is for three reasons:
1. You will look more muscular if you are leaner and therefore have more muscle definition.
2. Once you are lean, we can then increase calories for a focused muscle-building phase. This way we can minimise body fat increases while gaining lean muscle.
3. From a position of improved body composition, your body will be able to better partition nutrients, meaning that it will make the most use of the calories you eat.