I am coming back to training after a very long layoff (many years). No excuses, I got fat and lazy. I am wondering if I should jump into calorie cutting mode, or if simply cleaning up my eating and keeping cals close to mainenance would help to lose fat. I have very little muscle at this time.
Should I focus on getting strong on big lifts? I know that it may be hard to gain strength while cutting cals and doing HIIT cardio. Any advice would be appreciated.
I’d insist on just cleaning up your diet real good and eating close to maintenance. Doing a proven upper/lower split like Westside for Skinny Bastards with added GPP/cardio/barbell complexes when possible.
Or Staley’s EDT is also a good option.
The way I see it your metabolism is probably kind of fucked as it is. So eating nice and clean but not overly cutting calories should give you a much needed boost to your metabolism.
Just stop being a lazy fuck and get to it. =)
Agreed with this. Clean up your diet but don’t cut calories much. Focus on lifting for a bit with your new diet. Then decide. You need to work boosting your metabolism and a hard diet isn’t going to speed it up, it’s going to slow it down. At the same time you can’t exactly get into “bulk” mode either because your nutrient partitioning is screwed up.