I want to gain 4.5 more lbs of muscle and lose 7 more lbs of fat. I would like to accomplish as much of this as possible in the next 6 weeks.
Not counting muscle or fat percentages, I would like to lose about 3 lbs total. Should I:
Cut down by about 7 lbs first, then bulk up second; (weight training the entire time, of course)
Cut down by just 3 lbs while still doing intense weight training, then maintain the weight, and try to shift body composition?
I would appreciate advice from people who have tried both methods before.