I’m trying to lose a little extra body fat and maybe gain some muscle at the same time. I’m 16 years old, 135lbs, and my maintenance calories is 2100.
I plan to eat about 2100-2400 calories everyday.
I’m also getting ready for the next basketball season so I’m playing a lot of basketball. Well not exactly “playing” But shooting around, practicing layups, pretending to be in game situations and doing drills, etc. Some day’s I will actually be playing in pick up games.
But the bottom line is that I will be “playing” about 3-4 hours of basketball and be burning about 700-1100 calories from it(6 days a week). I also plan to lift weights 3 days a week. I also want to get “in shape” for basketball, so I plan to go on a 2-3 mile(cardio) run 3 days a week. On the other 3 days, I’ll be doing HIIT, so I figured that I should do the 2-3 mile cardio run on the days I lift.
I heard that lifting before cardio is best. But it is not possible for me lift before I play basketball. But it IS possible for me to do the cardio run after I lift.
So this the order I will do things on the days I lift.
- Play basketball
- Lift weights
- Cardio run.
I have no choice but to play basketball first. So is that order the best for my goals(lose a some fat, build some muscle). Or should I do the cardio run second, and lift last?
And I plan to do ab work during my lifting session. Should I do the ab work before the cardio run? Or should I do it after the lifting and running?
I Know that’s a lot of questions but answers will be appreciated. Thanks.