Well since January I have only been lifting and said screw cardio. I also did two cycles of epistane during that time. I put on a total of 21 lbs and have kept it. Finally I hurt my back which I knew would happen. So I now I have one more week off for recovery on my back. The new series will start off with HIIT for 1 month 5 times a week followed by 1 month of lifting 5 times a week. I will alternate like this for the rest of the year. I figure this way I can reduce my % body fat and try to retain as much muscle as possible. I have a really crazy work schedule so I actually don't have the time and energy to fit a workout schedule that includes both cardio and lifting in the same day to an intensity level that I am happy with. I will follow up on this post with greater detail as I design and begin this series. I will describe my HIIT and lifting routines in greater detail. I will also list some measurements in which to judge my progress. I hope to see some of you follow along.