Alright, so I am 22, 175lbs and currently of average - skinny build, but fairly overfat (36 inch waist and about 22% bf, I believe). I have only really been regularly lifting and eating a clean-ish diet since late August, and have improved in strength and size but gained some additional fat as well. I would like to continue to bulk, but I want to trim down some of my body fat first to lose most of the belly.
I am currently doing a 3 day full body routine, alternating between the 2 workouts that I will list below. I am going to add in some HIIT training on 2-3 of the off days as well. After reading through supplementation stack advice on another webiste, I have purchased some supplements to aid in fatloss/recomp. With this in mind, should I eat for maintenance with my current routine and hope for simultaneous musclegain/fatloss (it seems this is somewhat feasible for beginners, and I will be using basically HOT-ROX to aid it), or cut back on calories and focus on cutting until my bf is somewhat lower and I can start bulking up again?
An additional consideration is the upcoming winter break. From early-mid December until early January, I will be at home with very limited access to weights, so I will mostly be resorting to HIIT cardio. My plan is to continue my full body workouts until then, then go for one month at home with free-weight/cardio based HIIT.
So, to recap:
-Should I aim my diet to cut or maintain/recomp?
-Any alterations I should make to my current routine, or suggestions for additional resistance training for a month of cardio/HIIT with no access to freeweights? (I will still be doing leg/abwork, and maybe throw in some pushups)
-Any other comments/suggestions you may have.
And again, I know I am still lacking in muscle mass, so the fatloss plan IS only temporary (I hope to be back into bulking stage in January, honest!) Thanks all, I have learned a lot from reading over others threads, so I am hoping you wonderful people can help me out as well!
Normal Routine: (3 days/week, alternating between following 2 workouts)
Assisted pullup 3*5
Assisted Dip 3*5
Seated Cable Row 3*5
WORKOUT 2: (performed at home with adjustable dumbbells)
Standing Dumbell Overhead press 3*5
Assorted Bodyweight legwork (Bulgarian squats, one legged squats, wall slides, taken from Ian Kings Limping into October program)
Bentover Row 3*5
Bicep Curls 3*5
Creatine, protein, Fish Oil, MultiVitamin, BCAAs, soon to be added thermogenic HOT-ROX equivalent