Okay, let’s see what the early xmas elf brought in:
You need a program (SS, WS4SB, etc).
Work your way to around 4000-5000 calories a day and see how that goes.[/quote]I will be using SS as my base program with power clean changed into bb row. About the 4000-5000 calories a day you suggest, that will be valid sometime in the far future and not now, or am I mistaken?
I tried the AD to gain weight and to ingest over 6K calories of food each day was hard. Not impossible, just hard.[/quote]What is the AD? How much fat did you get with that “high” food amount in comparison to muscle?
Start tracking your food intake (fitday, livestrong, etc) and keep a work out journal.[/quote]I will.
My advice to the OP would be get as lean as you are happy with before adding lots of calories. Lift heavy, and understand that you won’t make the kind of progress on that end you would eating lots. I think a ketogenic diet is a tried-and-true way to burn fat quickly if you’re okay putting strength gains on the back burner.[/quote]Fat loss will be my 1st priority till I reach the state in which my body looks acceptable on a mirror.
If I were you (your build and stated goals), I would do Keto with heavy lifting and see how my body responds. You will lose fat on Keto. If you do great and the fat just starts falling off, I might consider going to “low carb” for awhile, and ease into carbs as I approach my leanness goals.[/quote]
Say my body uses the amount of BMR+X energy(theenergy used on gym)+Y(the spent on anything else, how high caloric deficiency can I use without the possibility of my body lowering BMR?
Also, if I am to be on keto and ingest carbs before a workout session, do I include these carbs on my daily energy intake calculations?
Something about Intermittent Fasting and HIIT[/quote]
I will look into “intermittent fasting” soon. I won’t take up HIIT as the major source of my cardio since it will make energy logging harder, unless someone can turn my head. However, I am probably going to use 10-20min sessions at will.
on top of those, i’d look into total body splits. maybe weights 3 days a week, like MWF, where you’ll train both upper and lower body in the same session. You’ve been out of the game for a while, so you’re gonna be tired, BUT you’ll still be able to eat a decent amount of calories because your expenditures should be fairly high. Once you feel as though you’re “in shape” i’d reduce the cardio, and increase the weight training, shifting from a 3-day total body to a 4-day split routine.[/quote]
I will be using Starting Strength or similar for 3x/week for fat loss, heavy multijoint exercises, and then start building strength and mass on SS.
in my limited experience I find that starting off keto is a great way to get down to visible abs, then i have to work in post workout carbs otherwise i stall in bf loss[/quote]
Is this something I need to consider taking part in?
Why the hell would OP want to do an extremely low carb diet when he has very little muscle to begin with?[/quote]Is there a major con for me doing low carb/zero carb keto at my very low muscle mass stage? What I have read from keto is that it will eat some of the muscles for energy (e.g. brain needs it @start because it won’t get carbs from the diet), however, this amount will lower with time. I would also argument on the pros vs. cons of this–(con)a small bit of sedentary-grade muscle will be destroyed but (pro) lot’s of fat will be destroyed also. Is there some reason why this wouldn’t qualify for a victory?