thats true but i have no calipers so no way of knowing how much bodyfat I have. If I had to guess I would say it is around 15-16 % I would like to get it down to 9-10 %. Does this in anyway change the type of training I should do?[/quote]
Like the guy above said, you will get a lot of different answers, maybe even from people with success to back up what they say and much of it valid.
Trial and error is the only way to be sure what’s going to work best in your case. If I were in the exact same boat you are and were dead set on getting leaner I would continue lifting like I had been because it’s working and just trim a bit off my calories each day across the board. Maybe 300-500 and see how it goes.
If you try to drop it too fast you’re guaranteed to kiss a bunch of that muscle goodbye. You may lose a little anyway, but why not make it as little as possible. Remember, your body will try to hang on to whatever it thinks it doesn’t have enough of. If you starve yourself of fat you may be shocked at how stingy it can become with what it has left.
Unless someone has a contest to prepare for I don’t see the point of trying to perform dietary liposuction on yourself. T-Dawg is a good bet imho. If you overdo the cardio you may wear yourself out and also lose more muscle than necessary. I’d shoot for short HIIT routines 3 or maybe 4 times a week.
Having said all that, if it actually were me and I was in the middle of a good growth spurt like it appears you are, I’d ride that for all it was worth. Seriously, what you’ve gained is good, but why stop there when you’ve got some momentum going? You only go around once friend.
I’m not trying to come off the wrong way, but a lot of us older guys (including me) would kill for an opportunity like you’re in the middle of right now.