I just turned 40, and I've decided to get back in shape after being slack since my early 30s (and kids came along), but I'm wondering where to begin my focus.
I'm 6'0", 195lbs, and body fat is probably 20-23%. My weight is definitely not a lot of lean muscle. So I need more muscle mass. But I also need to lose fat. I know I can't really do both well simultaneously, so which do I begin with?
I had been thinking I'd get down to around 185ish, so I'd be in a caloric deficit for a month or so and then I was thinking I'd work on adding muscle (and of course, switching to a caloric surplus) and then, finally, after getting more muscle, work on "cutting".
Does that make sense? Cut to a reasonable body fat %, then bulk, then cut again, while keeping the new muscle?
Or should I just try to add muscle even though I'm at 20%+ body fat and then cut?