Not sure the best way to put this - but I'm a bit stuck
And yeh this is a little like the post I made a few months back
I'm in a routine going to the gym over the last 1-2 years I feel I have the training worked out to keep enough variance in my routine (not doing the same thing over and over but doing a compound then switching out the isolation exercises every few months) but I'm not sure the best way to go about my goals
At the moment I do a routine that probably should be done with a higher calorie intake to stack on muscle - but because I want to loose fat i'm keeping intake down, as a result I'm (heres the stuck part) not gaining muscle as fast as I could be - and not loosing fat as fast / at all as I want to.
How do I get out of the 4 - 5 days a week routine into something that is better suited to fat loss while still preserving what average / low muscle mass I have?
Is it diet better - (lower carbs & higher protein) and keep the routine
Is it less weights (currently 3 day body part split, back & biceps, legs, Chest shoulders & Triceps) and more cardio, meaning cut down the weights to 3 exercises not 6-7 (20 - 30 minutes weights instead of 45 - 60) and up the cardio + 20 minutes and add a 40 minute HIT cardio session day
Is it a completely different routine while loosing fat - push pull or upper lower whole body style with cardio as well
Right now I'm neither here nor there
Who's done it and can say "I was stuck - and I did changes x, y & z for results and am now back on a clean bulk"
12 week challenge style?