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.
1) What should I focus on first - loosing weight or gaining strength?
2) 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.)?
3) 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!