For Jared - current stats are 5'9", about 200 lbs (down from about 223), bodyfat in the high teens (guessing), I could really stand to lose another 10 lbs at least, maybe 15.
If it were up to me, I would just start banging out the heavy stuff and say the hell with it, but I have tortured my lovely wife by making her look at my flab for far too long, thought maybe I could lighten up some and give her eyes a well deserved rest!!
It's not that the fat loss is the priority, though, just that according to this forum, to make some real solid gain in lbm, everyone recommends getting down to about 10% bf. That's what the real goal is - significant and quality gains in mass.
Rob - meltdown is low intensity??? Holy shit, I thought I was dying! Am I really that out of shape? I mean, the first week was brutal - I couldn't catch my breath, my heart was pounding, I was sweating like a f'ing pig! Is it really low intensity - or are you just jerking my chain? LOL
Thanks for all the comments, though. I have a couple of more days to make up my mind. I will let you all know which way I go and the results.