Hey guys, been lurking around here for a couple of months now and finally decided to register. There is a wealth of info on here and i have been tryin to use it to get where i want to be. Strange as it may seem being on a site such as this i actually want to lose weight and bulk. My reason for being here is the excellent info outside of just straight weights and bulking diets.
At the moment im weighing 109kgs (no idea about that in pounds, im an aussie and weight is in metric) and am 6’3 and 25 yr old. My goal is to lose about 20kgs of weight be it muscle or fat by the beginning of September this year when i go for a surf trip for 14 days. I want to be lighter, have lots of endurance for paddling and strong explosive legs.
So far i have done 4 weeks of the Meltdown training and although i found this to be good at cutting fat i didnt lose any weight. Basically im looking at doing 6x30 min runs/swims a week and body weight resistance type exercise and 2 light weight sessions a week plus whatever surfing time i get in. I have done this before to good effect before i went to Hawaii and ended that trip weighing 78kgs with an extremely low BF%. Any thoughts on how to improve this to cut weight???
My other questions regard supplements. As im in Australia i dont have access to T nation stuff (i have asked) so while i was doing Meltdown i was taking creatine pre workout and a recovery drink and then a whey protein drink post workout. Considering my current goals is it worthwhile having a recovery or protein shake after a cardio session or not??? Should i continue taking creatine before weights??? Are there any products similiar to Hot-Rox available in Australia and do they work???
Sorry for the long post and i hope this isnt coming across as being to newbie but i would really appreciate some answers, thanx guys!!!