Hey guys I just need a little help and feedback. I am a college offensive lineman I weigh around 325 pounds. I have for the last couple years focused on my strength training because I am an interior lineman and usually have to deal with bigger defensive lineman and linebackers.
Our coaches now want us down to around 275 pounds for next season. So that means I have til next August to cut around 50 pounds. This is a big task that I am fully dedicated to completing, for the team and myself. I will be strictly adhering to Precision Nutrition for the next 9 months, and working on my diet as much as possible.
I will also continue my strength training with explosive olympic movements like snatches and cleans, and of course my bread and butter squats. My strength training is not my major concern, I am looking for the best way to cut the pounds off while still putting on lean functional muscle.
I was thinking of doing work on the treadmill early in the mornings after a plyometric warm up with a speed ladder. This would mainly be during the winter months when I am confined indoors and will not have an accessible field to work out on.
I am worried that as a lineman the long low tempo workouts will not help me with my goals of explosive movements and if they won't what can I do that will help me shed the weight effectively and will not have a negative affect on my strength or explosiveness.
Any suggestions are welcome, I am stuck right now and I need any motivation or ideas I can get from anyone. This is a huge goal that I am 100% dedicated to achieving and do not want to waste any time doing something that will not help me achieve it.
So please comment back if you have trained with someone that has had to do something like this, or any of the experts in these forums have a solution. Thanks for the help guys.