Losing body fat and maintaining muscleWatch
I do cardio a few times a week, mainly swimming and HiiT running. I also do ab exercises most days.
I’m looking for some insight in to how I can get my body fat back down to 14/15% to show my ab definition again but without losing all the muscle I have gained from bulking.
If I continue to lift most days and have a calorie deficit will I still maintain muscle or will it be pointless completely and will I lose all muscle I’ve gained from attempting to lower my body fat.
If you can handle the extra pounds for now, IMO you're best to take on a cut - bulk cycle and just keep up the calorie surplus, pack on muscle and then do a straight cut in a couple of months. You're guaranteed to lose hella muscle as well as fat, but the point is you will still have more muscle than when you started .
It's a struggle to find that balance of muscly and lean - not because it's only maintainable through "steroids" or anything like that, but just because it takes A LOT of patience which a lot of us (including myself) don't have - especially when your working really hard and seeing minimal results.