And gain from?
I think a lot of my problems with working out have been that I haven't been dedicated over time -- this is changing this year, I promise. Leave the motivation part to me
Anyhoo... right now I am thinking to do 1-2 days of cardio with 3 days of weights. My goal is to get a slight bit bigger but mostly losing fat and replacing it with muscle. I'm 6 feet tall, about 195 lbs. I am at 23% body fat (using the electronic gizmo, so I'm not sure how accurate it is). I have pretty big legs (rather a genetic thing) and far from a six pack
The goal here really is to build a bit of strength, get a bit bigger and cut up. The diet is something I'm working on quite hard already, and I've lost weight doing just cardio and eating right already. I'm ready to move onto the next step, which I'm confused about.
So anyhoo... do you think it's worth doing cardio 1-2 days a week as I have been? Or should I convert my workouts entirely to weight training? I'm very confused about this part, because I've always been taught cardio = good.
Secondly and most important... what kind of workout should I go for? As I said, the goal is NOT to be big, and not for strength... it's more for 'the look' than anything else. I figure strength will come with it but it's not a goal of mine.
Also, how do I know at what weight to start at, and when to progress?
As you can see, I'm confused and I want to do this right... I found this workout routine that looks good to me, but I wanted your advice. And also, should I bother adding cardio into this?
Last edited by HerculesMO; 03-20-2007 at 10:10 AM.
Start: March 19, 2007
6' - 196 lbs
End: Hopefully less!
He recommends potentially dangerous exercises like wide grip pulldowns and leg extentions...in fact there is a lot of machine work on that program..I'd skip it for that reason alone.
Then too the program is far more complex than what is needed. There is NO good reason for changing your routine every 3 weeks.
In the Question and Answer section he claims that if you don't change your program every six weeks you will lose strength and not make gains.
This is completely false. I and many others have disproved this over and over again.
I'd pick WWB1 or BGB. Not that they are the be-all and end all of programs, but they are definitely better than hayward's program.