I had a question or two pop up... it seems I'm having difficulty with a few concepts for fat loss.
I have read that building muscle while in a losing fat phase is very difficult for most people to do ( some say its impossible, others disagree ), and that Cardio should be the main focus. Obviously there should be some weight lifting done, but to what amount? What kind of intensity level should I be aiming for when losing weight? Perhaps intensity is the wrong word, but I'm sure its not the same type of routine one would do during the bulking phase ( Max-OT?).
Another question is regarding supplements... Is the whole 100% Whey Protein (or other protein) supplementation required when losing instead of bulking?
Yet another question... because of my schedule, I will only be able to consistantly lift weights in the evenings... fairly late at that. Around 9 oclock would be an average time. I realize many people work out in the evenings, and I was wondering how you handle your meals and supplements? I've read that eating late at night, before bed is a bad thing to do, yet also that you should always supply protein within 30 minutes after a lifting session... that would be around 10 oclock for myself. Any thoughts on how to handle this?
To clarify a bit, here is my routine as it stands for the moment:
5:30-5:45 am : Get up and eat breakfast
6:30 am : Begin Cardio on elliptical trainer for 20-30 minutes
7:00 am : Get my daughter up and ready for school
7:30 am : After Cardio snack
8:41 am : Heading to work on GO Train... la la la..
10:00 am : Snack at work
12:30-ish : Lunch
3:00 pm : Snack
8:00 pm : Home from work finally and eat Dinner
9:00 pm : Lift Weights
10:00 pm : Post lifting meal?
10:30 - 11:00 pm : Hopefully Bed so I can get up in time for 5:30 once again, hehe
Any advice on this timing regarding what I should be eating/ Supplementing, would be very much appreciated.
Thanks for the help!
Male, 28, 5'8" tall, 215lbs, Mesomorph body type (under fat currently, perhaps leaning a bit towards Endomorph
), 20.8% Body Fat (Internet source), Basal Caloric Rate 1933 (Internet Source)