Jan 03, 2012 12:37 AM GMT
My goal is to lose ~60-65 lbs., gain strength, and gain cardio fitness. No specific goals as far as amount of weight lifted or cardio performance; I'm looking to recompose my body.
So is it more beneficial to cut first, or to bulk first and then cut? I am leaning toward cutting first as I am at an unhealthy body weight right now. After a successful cut, I could then turn my attention to more aggressively building up muscle.
Any thoughts on how to preserve the muscle / strength I already have during the cut?
I'm planning to eat a low-carb / high-protein diet (about 1,800 calories per day), do three full-body strength training workouts and three cardio workouts per week. So I don't expect a protein deficit. In theory, the calorie deficit from the reduced intake and the exercise should lead to fat loss.