I've very inconsistently worked out for years, but I am now in a position to get more serious. Right now, I am 6 ft, 199 lbs. Probably about 20% body fat.Not that muscular, but not skinny. Pretty girthy all around. Except my penis
I don't have a current picture of myself on hand but my current body looks a lot like Kareem Guirguis in his before pictures (winner of the T-Nation Inferno Challenge).
I'm not trying to be Arnold or anything. My primary goal right now is fat loss. My ideal physique is (don't laugh) Cristiano Ronaldo or Ryan Kwanten.I don't expect to get there quickly so I will go for as long as it takes.
Now that you know what I'm going for, I want to ask about the best way to get there. I've done a few workouts from Meltdown Training and enjoyed them. I'm not trying to be one of those "WHICH ROUTINE IS BEST?!" guys, but I am very intrigued by Thibs' 6 Weeks to Superhero Routine as well. Seems like those complexes would be great for fat loss. Are there any opinions here on which is more optimal with the primary goal of fat loss in mind?
Would it also be too much if I added 20-30 minutes of HIIT every morning? I really want to build up my stamina, which is shit right now. I would do the lifting routines in the evenings and cardio first thing when I wake up.
Additionally, I'm pretty concerned about losing the little muscle that I have now during this routine. I've read mixed feelings on using creatine during a cut, but it seems like the majority of people think this is a good idea to maintain muscle. However, I will be using HOT-ROX as well. Does it make sense to use creatine and HOT-ROX?
Thanks for the help.