I am brand new to the board so hello. I just got married and my wife made a comment to me that got me a little motivated. I just turned thirty and she asked me what happened to the jacked guy she met five years ago. Needless to say the corporate world has sapped my motivation, but now I'm back.
Question: I am doing cardio in the morning, but am worried about muscle loss. I want to maintain as much muscle as possible, while dropping from 16%bf to around 10-9%. Should I knock down some protein before cardio or directly after? Should I be doing cardio on an empty stomach after a night of sleep?
Also what do you guys consume post workout (lifting)?