Hi all. I'm new here and I've been working out in the gym now for a lil over a month. I've currently taken off 40 pounds, and am still losing, but a lot slower.
My goal is to lose weight, tighten, but yet build muscle. I'm shooting for a summer bodybuilding competition. My trainer says I can do it, considering I've lost 40 pounds in 3 months. I was at 252 w/35% body fat. *drum roll* I'm now down to 212, with 21% body fat. I really want this goal for me, and I know I can do anything. I'm good at following diets, and watching what I eat. I haven't cheated in 3 months! I just need some suggestions from people who have had effective diets and weight training to build muscle for competition.
I was told carb cycling was good. Then told no, to do Keto. I'm so confused.
Right now my diet consists of the following.
Weight training: 6 days a week
Cardio: 30 mins 2 days a week
What do you all suggest. I did the calculators on bb.com and they tell me to take in over 3000 calories for my weight! Holy cow! I've been on a 1500 cal diet, and I can barely reach that at times. :-)
I just need some suggestions. I dont want to gain weight, my goal is to gain muscle and lose the extra body fat on me.
1) Should I cycle when trying to build muscle mass?
2) If so, how should I cycle? On and off days. I just need a plan.
3) If not to cycle..should I change the diet above?
4) Any suggestions on exercise such as cardio?
5) Any and all suggestions!
Thanks! I look forward to the posts! I cant wait to hear from people!
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