I’m on my first cut. I’m attempting to preserve as much lean body mass as possible by following Strong Lifts and eating at a small deficit with the goal of losing an average 1-2 pounds per week. So far I’ve dropped 30lbs, however I’m also losing muscle too.
My question is on my first cut, do I cut to a body fat %, or total weight goal? I’m currently sitting at about 25% body fat and my ultimate goal is to get down to 10-15%. However, I currently weigh 200lbs with a weight goal of 180…this is down from 230 that I was back in January. I believe I’ll hit my weight goal before my body fat goal. For me to hit my body fat goal I think I’ll have to lose many more pounds. Do I keep going? Do I stop once I hit my body weight then try to bulk, and then cut again?
Thanks for the help.