Hi, i'm on a cutting phase after letting myself get a bit out of shape. I'm 36 years old, currently weigh 207lbs, body fat at a guess 20%. I'm 6'2". Training pretty much 7 days a week at the moment, but also not working (usually have a fairly active non office based job). I'm on a split weight weight training regime. Lifting as heavy as I can to failure for 3x8 on most exercises. Keeping a journal and always trying to improve weight lifted on the next session. Also doing a fasted cardio 60 min fast walk every other morning, to aid fat loss. I've been training on and off for 10 years, so pretty comfortable that I know what I'm doing, always willing to learn though.
I've been on 2000 calories, but only lost a pound last week, so was looking to drop my calories even more. I was just looking for advice and opinion on what the lowest calorie deficit someone of my age and size could go on before it starts having a negative effect i.e losing muscle.
In and ideal world I'd like to get down to 10% body fat, for probably the first time in my adult life. So I assume I need to lose another 20lbs, which is a big ask. But willing to give it a go.
Really interested to how far i can push my deficit, obviously without making in have a negative effect or make training unenjoyable.
Thanks for your help and advice in advance.
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