I’ve heard that it’s better to lose the fat and then gain muscle, but i’ve also heard that it’s better to gain muscle first so that your metabolism will increase and your fat will burn at a faster rate. If the latter is true, then the OVT program would work. But if not, then i’m stuck :-/
is it better to lose fat first and then gain muscle, or gain muscle first and then lose fat?
One thing you failed to mention here that you put up on another thread is your current condition. You said you were 5’7, 17yo, 155lbs and overweight. This information will influence how people respond.
You need some muscle dude. Seriously. If you were 250 lbs. and 25% bf, I think it’s safe to say that we’d all be screaming Cut, Cut, Cut! But you’re a skinny bastard… or, more like, you’re a fat skinny bastard.
Let’s say you’re 20lbs. overweight (if you think you’re overweight I’m guessing there’s at least 20 extra). You lose all that fat, and you weigh 135lbs. I GUESS that’s better than being fat at 155, but I think many here would be hard-pressed to say Oh Yeah, what an improvement, a ripped 135, awesome! Not to take away from the acheivement if you go that route- It would be a great accomplishment. But since it sounds like you are just getting started with training and making plans to change your body, think about how you want to look in 1 year, at a minimum, not a few months. You absolutely need more meat on you, and I would say at your present condition you need it more than you need the fat off.
You also mentioned in the other thread that you have the will to train but you tend to overeat. Go with what you can handle, and start making the gains that you are capable of right now. Once you see results you will have the will to be stricter.