First time poster here, but I’ve been reading articles on the site for a couple weeks and have very much appreciated the vast quantity of knowledge floating about here.
I’ve been lifting for about a year and a half now, and while I certainly made gains and am in much better shape, I came here looking to actually learn about lifting and not just do it (and learn how to do it much more effectively). I’ve learned much and have made changes to my workouts accordingly.
Since beginning weightlifting, I lost about 20 lbs in the first 6 months (began at ~175) but have since gone up to about 170, while constantly losing fat and gaining muscle. I’ve changed my diet very much since the beginning, and am constantly trying to improve it.
-Lack of schedule/diet flexibility… I’m currently in High School (just turned 17)
-Struggling to lose the last bit of fat (lower abdomen, upper back, lower back/hips)
-Struggling to fit in cardio time
I’m trying to eat about 2200kcal/day, subtracting ~20% from the 2700 I attained through the DEE calculator. About once per week I’ll allow myself to cheat and eat a bit more.
I’m following the “Destroying Fat: War Room Strategies to Maximize Fat Loss” by Christian Thibaudeau for my workout, two days of heavy lifting with two days of lactate-inducing work per week (and three days off).
If anyone has tips to where I can fix some of my problems, or advice regarding the last few pounds, or just any general advice to a beginner, please pass it on.