I'd decided to restart my work out routine after a serious cold messed up my schedule last year. I want to get into MMA or boxing and would like to lower my fat percentage while still gaining as much strength.
My goal is not to become big, I’d rather be more lighter and stronger as possible. I’m 19, 5’7" 180lbs. My body is on the chubby side so I decided that it was time for a change. (sorry about the long intro)
I started working out 3-4 time a week about 2 weeks ago doing 10-20mins of either the exercise bicycle or jogging/sprints doing various upper body exercises on the machines for about 40mins.
I’m trying to to slowly get my nutrition and meals planned out but I cut all higher suger and most fatty foods out of my diet along time ago. About a week ago, I bought various vitamins as wells whey protein and creatine.
I read on numerous places that it's not possible to build muscle and burn fat at the same time. This though is not my goal as that I would like to burn fat and gain strength, not mass. I was wondering if buying the protein and creatine was a mistake and should I just take it back. I know that nothing happens overnight and would like to know if could be on a balanced work out plan and burn fat and gain strength or would I need to focus mainly on one.