Hey everyone, I’m about 6"3 and 210lbs and have been lifting for about 2 years. Im nothing special yet but want to get more lean because I’ve been carrying a decent amount of fat for as long as I can remember and nothing seems to take care of it. I’ve been “attempting” to cut for the past 2-3 months with some success, but am taking a week off my diet to refeed. I remember reading a Thibs article which he mentions to not diet for more than 8-12 weeks at a time without a break, and it’s about time.
I am starting my summer job this upcoming week: landscaping. I’ll be doing it 3 days a week for 10-12 hour days.
My question is: Is carb cycling the right approach to do with my long landscaping days? I’m not sure if i’ts the right thing to do with perhaps having a low carb day (10-20 grams) and walking/pushing a non-propelled mower for 10 hours, which might warrant carbs to keep me moving. I want to take advantage of the exercise to help shed the fat but at the same time don’t want to look like a stick at the end of the summer (like previous summers).
Im doing a lot of research for the best training program for my time to continue progressing with gains but I’m thinking a push/pull program or upper/lower body split (3-4) days a week.
I figure I could have 2 high carb days-> days when training is of high-priority muscle group, 2-3 moderate days for other sessions, and 2 low carb days for days off from work and training.
I stil have a lot more to figure out, but I wanted to get some opinions before I went any further.
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.