Hi, I am just starting back training. I am going to do the strong lifts 5x5 program. Though I may squat 3x8 instead of 5x5!
I am 178 cm (5"9) and I weigh 83.5kg. I am carrying a lot of fat at the moment that I would like to burn off first. And then build myself back up with muscle mass. I would like to trim myself down to 77kg before I start building myself back up to a fat free, toned, fit and healthy 82kg.
I think I calculated my daily calorie requirements as 4000 cals per day. Should I be consuming say 3500 cals if I want to gradually remove the fat layer? Calorie deficit.
Has anyone any advice for this approach to training?