I'm just beginning my next cut cycle. I'm 26, 178 lbs about 18% bodyfat. I'm currently doing 5/3/1 for programming with 2-4 accessories depending on the day.
My initial reduction of calories is going to come from diet alone. After my weightloss stalls I plan to introduce cardio to progress further rather than cut calories more (made the mistake of dropping calories too far too fast last time). I plan to do cardio on my off days, but if I get to the point where I'm adding cardio on my lifting days, how does that affect my post-lifting nutrition? Should I down some protein after lifting or maybe some BCAAs (I know there's debate on whether they help) but before cardio or does that really make THAT much of a difference?