Hello all- this is my first post, and I’m gonna start of with a big one!
I am entering my final year as an NCAA athlete. I throw the hammer at my university, and so as you can probably imagine, I don’t get to spend much of my training time doing much work fat burning, but last year I redshirted and because I was not competing every weekend, I was given the green light with doing cardio…needless to say, I got leaner, but my throwing didn’t improve.
Now, my focus has changed. Obviously, I want to be as big as I can, but as lean as I can. Weight lifting isn’t the problem, however- strength training is my life, but should I be doing any cardio, or should I be focussing more on diet at this point? Right now, I am almost 6’3’’ and I weigh appx. 265. As disgusting as it sounds, I’m probably carrying about 40 lbs (or more) or fat. I’d like to compete this year by the conference championships at about 245 (4 months from now).
Long story short: The muscle I understand. I want to be as big as strong as possible with as little fat. How do I cut my fat intake without losing power output and explosion?