Hey Im 16 years old and have been training on off all year. I've been reading many articles on T-Nation and starting a week ago (start of my summer) I have dedicated myself to transform my body. I am 174 and 6 foot. I decided to follow the same plan as ryan in his transformation ( http://www.tmuscle.com/free_online_article/sports_body_training_performance_transformations/dialed_in ). I am trying to lose as much fat as possible while maintaing muscle.
I want that very lean/cut look. I finished my first week and really like the program. For my diet I have about 70g of fat and 120g of carbs on cardio days; on workout days i have about 150g of carbs and around 100g of fat and 260g of protein everyday. All my fats come from nuts, avocado's and peanut butter. My carbs come from wheat bread, milk, workout shakes, and oats.
Finally my protein I try to get from meats like chicken or turkey breasts, steaks, and protein shakes. My only concern is since im a novice weight trainer that I might be doing some things incorrectly. For my starting week I felt that it was more focused on getting the right weights and fully understanding the program. I did complete the exercises but I feel next week I will be much more efficient. Any comments for better or worse would be appreciated. Thanks