I am currently looking to reduce my bodyfat while maintaining and possibly increasing strength, and am consuming about 2500kcal/day (training days)in the form of approx:
eggs, egg whites, whey/casein shakes, chicken/turkey, fibrous veg, cottage cheese and a few cheeky nuts, fruit, + carbs pre-post training.
So far this has worked well and I have dropped 5lbs in 2.5 weeks while still increasing. My question is, at around 187 (currently) would it be advisable to reduce/remove peri workout carbs, or reduce overall calories from my meals throughout the day? as I am obviously a fair bit above maintenance calories.
I know a lot of you may ask why I am cutting and not bulking at 187 - i got up to 192 a couple of weeks ago and decided that although I was as strong as i’d ever been I felt sluggish and slow, I am returning from injury and hoping to play rugby again next year, and wanted to get as lean as possible before starting a slow steady bulk, possibly doing something like the anabolic diet which would include hiit and specific rugby training. (I play in the backs which is why leanness/agility/speed takes priority over size and weight)
Thanks in advance for any responses.