Hey everyone. I’m on Week 11 of a fat loss regime and so far I’ve lost 12 lbs. 5 of that has been in the last two weeks, after adopting TC’s 5/2 fasting scheme. I’ve been working out 4 days a week - 5/3/1 strength routines and the occasional KB/sprint HIIT workout.
However, I was about 8-10% bodyfat when I started, and aside from a slightly slimmer midsection, I don’t look much different, so I have difficulty believing that the 12 lbs. lost thus far is pure fat. That being said, I haven’t been getting any weaker on my lifts, and my bench press has actually gone up!
So the question I have is this: Is it possible to preserve (or even gain) strength whilst losing muscle mass?