I'm looking for some guidance on starting to supplement. Some background -- I'm 19, female, and I've lost about 30 lbs in the past three months -- from lifting heavy and cardio 3-5 x week. I've been lifting steadily for about five months, but 'super-seriously' for three. I don't supplement with anything but a couple vitamins (multi, fish oil) and some whey protein.
My diet's clean with ~170 g protein/day, lowish fat (about 65 g), and about 100 g carb/day. I 'cheat' 1 x week (usually have pizza). I recently ordered some ZMA from here, cos I've read good things.
I'm coming down the home stretch ... I'm about 162 lbs right now, and my goal is to lose another 15-20 lbs. I'd like to have this lost by March or so.
Would incorporating HOT-ROX into this weight loss plan be a sound decision? I pretty much want it to give me that last bit of 'oomph' and get myself pretty cut up with minimal muscle loss.
My current thought is that I would try a stretch of Spike for a month or so, to try to maximize my gains at the gym ("one last hurrah", so to speak) ... I'm hesitant to try an anabolic bridge (like Methoxy-7 or Carbolin 19) until I lose this fat.
Starting in January, I'd drop the Spike and pick up a cycle of HOT-ROX for 6-8 weeks, and keep my lifts up.
In the long term, I was thinking after finishing the HOT-ROX, I'd go on for another 6 weeks totally 'clean' -- maintain my body fat, and try to up my weights more -- and then trying a cycle of an anabolic bridge.
My questions, then, are:
1. Does my supplementation plan look ok? (I've never supplemented before, though I've done plenty of reading)
2. At what point will HOT-ROX be most effective? (I don't want to incorporate it too soon or too late - what can maximise its potential?)
3. Should I even be supplementing, or should I just 'tough it out'?
Thanks for your input, I really appreciate everything this site offers