I’ve been reading for days now and the more I read, the more I get confused.
This summer I’ve been bulking a little too much. A body fat test showed a whopping 18% BF. Now I want to start losing some of that blubber to get to a decent 10-12%. Lower will be too hard since it’s not my bodytype to be extremely lean.
Lots of articles talk about staying away from cardio since “it will burn hard earned muscle”. But is this true for ppl who are already very lean? My body has plenty of fat to get energy from.
Info about myself:
30y old, 1m83 (6f), 105kg (231,5lbs), training for about 8 years now. I do 4 weight training workout per week and I always keep high intensity, be it by using heavy weights or short rests between sets.
Diet (working day):
7h: 100gr of “brown rice oatmeal” with low fat milk + protein shake
9h30: 150gr of chicken breast + 50gr of cashew nuts
12: tuna sandwich (or salmon)
14u30: 150gr of chicking breast + 50gr of cashew nuts
16: preworkout supp + BCAA
17u45: BCAA just after workout + dextrose
18: post workout protein shake
19h15: 200gr of lean meat + vegetables
21h30: some nuts or oil if i get cravings
22h30: protein shake before bed
As you see I don’t eat any carbs after 12h and get my fats from the nuts and oil.
If I do 30min of medium intensity cardio after my workouts (4 times a week) and 1h of cardio on 2 other days (so 1 day is complete rest), do I have to worry about losing muscle mass?