RE: Wishing to ditch blubber but KEEP muscle
I'm in the same boat as you mate. I'm 6'1" and now weigh about 21 stone (about 295 lbs). When I started "to reduce", I was 22 stone and 11 lbs (about 320 lbs). I've continued to do Frankie's 5x5 routine but I've also upped the cardio quite a bit now. I'm now doing about 20 mins of cardio after my weights workout (very hard work!!) and I also do it another 2 to 3 days in between without touching the weights and to be honest, I haven't noticed any drop in the weights and am feeling much better at the moment.
I also bought the Nutrition eBook advertised on this site and paid for a tailor made meal plan from James (one of the moderators) to help with the diet and the FAT seems to be reducing (gradually!!).
I've still got a 56" chest and can still bench around 180kgs for 5x5 reps but my waist has dropped from 46" to 42" so on the whole, I'm pretty happy.