I want to lose some bodyfat to get prepared for spring break, but I do not know how I should approach this.
Stats: 5'8, 174 lbs, 14% bf. I have a small waist, but extremely stubborn love handles.
I have taken a break from training for a while due to personal issues, and I used to be about 10 pounds heavier and leaner. I am not inexperienced.
About six months ago, I finished up an epi and ultradrol cycle that was 9 weeks long (bridge into epi). I gained about 15 pounds and did not gain any bodyfat. This might seem like a dumb idea for some people, but it was proven by bloodwork that my body could tolerate it. My liver values, bilirubin, alk phosphate, etc were all in range and low the day after I finished. Testosterone was very low as expected, but clomid brought it back.
Eating before 3 pm is extremely inconvenient for me. I am going to intermittent fast. My current maintenance calories are about 2950 (I have been holding 174-175 for about 3 weeks). I was going to gradually reduce my calories to about a 500 calorie deficit, and let intermittent fasting do the rest.
Here is the proposed cycle:
Msten: 10/20/20/20 (1-4)
Epi: 30/40/50/50/60/60 (3-8)
My goal is to lose about 4-5% bodyfat in 8-9 weeks, but I don't know if I should approach this as a cut or a recomp. Protein will be 200 grams a day or above while keeping carbs as high as possible in a deficit. Can you guys please give me some input?