So, I've got some body fat to lose. I want to lose about 10 kg. Now, my routine for about a year now has been:
Mondays: Weights (my weight training consisted of entire upper body, heavy lifting, 3 sets per exercise, staggered sets of 6/8/10 reps. Heavy enough weight that it causes fail/almost failure in the last couple reps. Increased weight every 4-6 weeks once it wasn't pushing me anymore)
Now, I know I should have cut a heap of fat first before gaining muscle, but I didn't, so shoot me. I am happy with the lean muscle mass I've gained, the muscle is noticeable but I've still got way too much fat on me and want to cut that down so I actually look really good and not just like a chubby guy with muscle underneath. Now here's where I'd like some input.
Basically, I want to lose a bunch of weight and I don't care what strength I lose, I can always get that back, but I want to go about it in a way that I don't go catabolic and lose the muscle I've worked hard to get, or at least minimise the muscle loss. I'm looking for any tips that may help. My diet is fairly good, very high in protein, basically hardly any carbs through the day and moderate amounts with dinner 70% of the time. I've just picked up a container of L-Carnitine tablets, and am wondering if this kind of change to my workout routine would help burn the fat, not really build any more muscle but not lose it either:
Mondays - Cardio
Tuesdays - Weights (This time however, lower the weight I lift and instead do 3 sets of 15? The weights part are where I need help the most)
Wednesdays - Cardio
Thursdays - Weights
Fridays - Cardio
So basically in a nutshell, I want to start losing as much fat as I can, without losing any/minimal lean muscle mass, and I don't care what strength I lose in the process, I'll build it back afterwards.
I am going to thank you all SO much in advance for any help I can get!