When should I start a fat loss cycle? My goal is to look lean and feel good and fit for the warmer months of spring and summer, possibly march or april. Should I start cutting away now, or add a little more mass before I try to do something like that?
I am 22, and at 5’11" I am hovering around 175lbs, which is where I have been for the past 2 months or so. I am not super strong, and I would say that my max deadlift is in the low 300s. I am basically a skinny white boy that has been weight training for 7 months. Most of the fat on my body is on my belly, and even when I ran track in high school I didn’t have visible abs.
I’ve heard that one shouldn’t even consider cutting if one weighs less than 150. While I’m not in that category, before 7 months ago, I was around that weight.
I sort of understand that the best way is to eat clean while your bodyfat is low, but the fact remains that my bodyfat is not low enough for me.
So what do you all recommend? Strength training for two months and then cut? Hypertrophy for two months then cut? Cut now? Don’t cut at all? Please help! Thanks for your time.