Hey, im looking for some thoughts on this, as I keep going from one idea to the other and generally spending the whole time confused !!
I weigh about 150lbs, 34% body fat, ultimate aim is to loose fat, slim down, I like lifting so if it is possible I would rather do this all day long than run on a treadmill. I know that by increasing my muscle mass I increase my metabolism. I have been lifting medium of my max for 15 reps 2-3 sets per exercise, kind of circuits/supersets for 3 months, that went ok, recently I decided to have a go at lifting heavy and short. I know this probably sounds crazy but in a couple of weeks I feel thicker and my arms feel bigger. On someone with less body fat I guess this would be ok but because I have a layer of fat over my muscle its making me feel like I just look more fat !
Anyway, perhaps a combination of the two methods would be a good idea. Or perhaps I should be more patient! Im also not sure if I should be eating 150g protein a day, ive been having 3 shakes a day and they are making me feel very bloated.
My ideal look for myself would be like the fitness models. I am prepared to put time and effort in and have been reading so so so much lately, but still can not pin this one down !
Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated !! Thanks so much.