I am planning on picking up weight training after a 3 year layoff. The layoff made me go from Greek statue to skinnyfat.
Body fat estimate 22%
I want to lose fat and gain muscle just like everyone else, but am indecisive and need suggestions on whether to:
(1) Only diet and no training.-cut fat to 15% and lose muscle in the process. Then bulk with the help of newbie gains.
(2)Start weight training and gain muscle (and fat) Then after newbie gains have plateaued, cut down body fat to 15%
I am a very good responder to adding muscle mass and strength but add more fat than desirable when bulking.
I do not want to waste the newbie gains by lifting while in a calorie deficit.
Any advice on what to do next?