I am a 26 year old male. Things have recently settled down in my life and I decided to get my ass back into shape. I was 280 pounds on Jan. 1, I am now down to 240. I would like to get down to 200, I am pretty thick and this would be the lightest I have been since a sophmore in high school. I have limited my calorie intake to 2000-2500 per day of a balanced diet and been doing the p90x routine. I started using some of the Gaspari products in the last month,pre-workout and size-on during. Also taking gnc's vita-pak for men and plenty of whey protein. Not sure why I picked Gaspari, but I read about them and they seem legit. I have definitely increased strength in the last 4 months and want to take it a step further.
I bought some more weight lifting equipment and will now have dumbbells, barbell, 500lb in weight, power rack, bench, and lat pull down machine. I figure this should be enough to do almost anything. I don't have a decent local gym so this was my only real option.
Now for my questions. Will I be able to gain and strength while burning fat on a 2000 calorie diet? I plan on lifting heavy 3 days a week and cardio on 3 days in between with one off day per week. Will the cardio also work against my muscle growth? I also want to try a cycle of . Should I increase my calorie intake and put the weight loss on hold for 6 weeks to get full effect? Is there something I should take when I cycle off Viridex XT? One more thing, I like the theory of what the does, but I usually work out after work when working days and I can't take it then because the high amount of caffeine hurts my ability to fall asleep. Is there any real reason for the caffeine besides the mental stimulant? and are there any products like it without all the stimulants?
I know there is a lot of questions here, thanks for any info.