My doctor told me to lose some weight (fat) and gain strength in core muscles in order to mitigate my spine condition. As far as I know, it is very difficult to achieve both at the same time. After some reading, I understand that I could be actually loosing strength when leaning or making weight when working on my strength.
- What should I focus on first - loosing weight or gaining strength?
- Are there any supplements (other than protein powder), which a) you would recommend, b) which are relatively cheap and c) which are considered safe (so no ephedrine, etc.)?
- Are there any workout approaches, which I would adopt? I tried HST a few years ago and quite liked it but am not sure, if it would be appropriate in this situation.
Thanks for help!