I have been lurking on the forum for a while, but finally decided to register/post. I am 27yrs old, 6'4" 248lbs. Like most, I'm looking to trim down on the fat and put muscle on as well. I have lifted on and off over the past couple of years, but a hand, then a shoulder/elbow injury made me get off track. Late in 2005, I was following the MAX OT program, and had success with adding muscle and getting a lot stronger. Since I've been out of commission for about 9 months, my diet was horrible, and now I'm looking to cut as quickly as possible.
I just started back in the gym this week, and am debating between starting back up on the MAX OT routine, or following something more like the 'body for life' routine suggests. (reps: 12-10-6-8-12-12) for the large muscle groups.
I am trying to keep a clean diet, balancing my protein/carbs, and keeping below 2,000 calories per day. I know this isn't ideal for building a lot of muscle, but I need to get rid of the fat as quick as I can.
I am also doing 20mins of high intensity cardio after lifting.
Any advice would be appreciated!!
Below are some pics. Sorry for the quality of pic. I had to use the webcam since my digitial is broken, and I couldn't get a good leg picture.