I am hoping some people can help me. I don't want you PMing me that your looking to charge me X amount of money for advice, I'm not retarded. I am an obese 22 year old man. I am 5'9" and weight 294 pounds. I do not have my body fat percentage but I know I am more fat then muscle. My goal is to lose fat. Whether the fat turns to muscle or simply falls off my body does not matter to me.
I have had conflicting viewpoints on this:
Some people say that If I follow a high weight and low rep program I will simply look like a fat guy with some muscle, that the fat that I have will not convert to muscle and I will stay at the same body fat percentage or gain more body fat. They say I should do cardio weightlifting high reps with low weight.
Others say I can simply convert my fat to muscle following a high weight low rep program, and if I stick with it and combine pumping iron with other cardio activities on off days, and a healthier diet, I can lose bodyfat or even weight.
The thing is I have tried both types of weightlifting. and high weight and low reps simply does not do it for me at all! I really like the way I feel when I pump mad iron. I feel like I accomplished something. I even like the way I look, I notice less fat in my face and my stomach looks smaller. With high weight and low reps I feel like I should have just gone for a walk or hit the treadmill, what the hells the point? It may be good for some but I really don't notice any benefit from lifting this way.
So what do you guys think? Will I look like a fat guy with some muscle or is this an ok way to get in shape? I am looking to get rid of the fat in one way or another.