Musclemania® Pro Henry Adell says, "I'm 3 months out from MM Universe! In the leaning out process, macronutrient manipulation is key. My workouts are already intense so they don't have to change much but forcing my body to use stored energy is important during this phase of body recomp. During the beginning of prep, adding cardio isn't yet a necessity but as my body adapts to the new macronutrient ratio by shedding fat and using it for energy, low intensity cardio will become essential for continued fat loss. Constantly checking body fat is important here because any sign of muscle loss should initiate a change in the ratio for the diet. Lose fat, not weight!"