I've just moved into an apartment complex with a small gym, but I'm only here for a month and want to use that time as efficiently as possible so was wondering how best to maximise fat loss over that period, as that is my aim. It's actually quite well kitted out with free weights, and has a squat rack, bench press, incline bench press, and an adjustable bench.
I know that weights is the best way forward for that due to the EPOC etc. so my plan is to do a weights workout on Sun, Tue and Thu, and HIIT cardio sessions on Mon, Wed and sometimes Friday (or Saturday). I'll be using mainly compound exercises such as deadlifts, squats, bench presses etc. I'm also going to add in some isolation exercises for my arms and chest to see if I can develope them a bit, as they're lagging behind a little, but it's not a priority, I just want to shift the fat more than anything!
What I was wondering though is what kind of set/rep range I should be using with the weights? Should I be going heavy with few reps? Or lighter with more? And is it the same principle as when you try to bulk up i.e. trying to increase the weight over time?
I know a great deal of fat loss is in diet, so I'm making sure I eat a diet high in protein to complement the training.
I've already been doing it for a week and have definitely lost some fat already, but still have more to lose (I never weigh myself I go by waist measurement alone).
Any advice on this at all would be fantastic :)