Hey everybody, im not really a beginner lifter, but I don’t know where else this goes, since I am a beginner at losing weight I felt this is probably the best place. I’ve gained 50 lbs since October, and my strength on my lifts (especially squat and deadlift) have shot up. Right now im 16 y/o, 6 ft 1, 230 lbs. I do not know my bf %, but I have a belly (had one before October). I’ve been bulking since October, and while I know many of you would say keep bulking, I feel athletically I would do a lot better if I dropped the fat down.
Thing is, I have no clue how to do that. I’ve seen people post about doing HIIT and stuff like that, and I know what HIIT stands for, but what does HIIT training consist of, and how do I incorporate it into my week (what days, like same days as lifting, days I don’t lift, and what time of day)? Im right now doing Bill Starr’s 5x5 (3 lifting days), but is that a good program to follow when trying to lose fat? I’m completely clueless as to how to add cardio in.
As for diet, what should be done? Low-carb seems to be effective, would that be the way to go? What supps would be effective for this, fish oil and low-carb MD?
My goal is to be done by the beginning of August (football starts offically then), and im not sure i’ll be able to start cutting until the end of May. If the cardio involves sprints and other stuff like that, I won’t have a track availible (or an open field) until school gets out. If the cardio consists of treadmill work, I can start that whenever. I plan on playing football next year, and camps start up at the end of July, so I need to lose as much fat as I can before then.
Wow, im a lot more clueless than I thought. Can anybody point me in the right direction?