Hi, I don't mean to ask something inappropriate, after all this is a body-building, forum but I would like to know what the most efficient way to lose muscle mass and fat but still maintain a certain amount of hard earned muscle and strength.
I've been searching how to do this, and i found a post a while back about a woman who had the same concerns as I do. She found that her overdeveloped quads were too big for her body; however, the answers given were not what she was looking for, such as building the upper body to match her lower half. This is not what I'm looking for as well.
I have been squatting, lunging, wall sitting, stiff deadlifting for the past couple months with considerably heavy weights. Now that I have gained muscle on my bottom back side (my goal was to develop glute muscles) I found that my quads have grown larger than I'd like. I understand spot reduction is impossible but my question is more of a What did/would you do in this situation?
I've read that by having a calorie deficit and running at a steady pace for an hour a couple times a week will speed up muscle loss. I am curious, will my body fat percentage remain the same? The author of the article I received this information from also mentioned that by doing any exercises for the legs, will keep the muscle, not help get rid of it. Thus in order to lose quad/thigh muscle I'd have to ignore the bicycle and pushing weights. Is this true? I know taking this advice breaks all the rules, but keep in mind my question is the opposite of what people come on this site for.
Please consider this is a personal preference, I am just not enjoying the tight feeling around my quads when I wear jeans, and everywhere else either fits or is too loose. The problem is I do not want to lose much muscle in my glute era, I have naturally don't have a butt, so i'm happy I have one now.
I guess this question is about cutting, - I would like to maintain my glute muscles but slim my thighs and quads. To achieve this what do I need to do in terms of eating calories, pfcs etc. and suggested exercises. Your thoughts would be appreciated.