A short while back I asked for help re fat loss and retaining strength. I got the answers I wanted but decided to carry on with eating loads and getting stronger for a time.
The issue is my work place health assessment has conflicted me. Now I know the body fat scales are crap. But they give an indication of magnitude. It came back as 32.8%. So I figure somewhere around 30-35% is a good guess.
At 114kg that’s 75-80 kg lean mass. Or at a reasonable body fat of 20-25% I could be 90-100kg…
The things conflicting me are:
I look okay. But I could look good. I have okay mass. 16 inch arms, pec over hangs and massive legs for my stage of training (31inch tops and 17inch calf’s). Cut my fat some and done!
My cholesterol came in at 6.25. Not high but my dad has heart failure, his dad and his uncle both died of heart attack. So I’m paranoid.
I don’t wanna have to cut much more than 10-15kg.
To carry on
I’m still making weekly gains of 2-3kg per lift. And I don’t wanna lose that.
I have a power lifting comp in 10weeks and that might be a better time to cut?
In short, I’m struggling with conflicting goals. I know the should I bulk or cut question is so well done. But what did others do? How much strength or muscle did you lose? Anyone got before and after so I gauge the sort of improvement I’d see?
FYI - My current lifts on 5/3/1
Squat 142.5 x 10
Deadlift 157.5 x 12