hey guys, so i was thinking over my goals for working out over the next while, and I came to the conclusion that I have a bit more flab than I want... (dont we all?)
anyways, I was hoping you guys could help me put together, or recommend a basic training program that will help me lean out, without giving up on strength either. my plan is that after im done leaning out, i can go back to the 5x5 program to bulk once more.
thanks for your help!
ps. this has nothing to do with the cutting competition i just saw on the forum, more for personal goals.
Fat loss comes through diet.
I agree with Kastro. Changing up routines won't do much for you, if you don't have your diet under control. Besides that, just pick a good solid routine that you like, and has worked for you in the past (if you've lifted before). The routine is the work you must do to get results. Diet is what chooses which way your gains or losses go.
Last edited by steve_op; 12-23-2008 at 08:10 PM.
what if i do cardio between days i don't lift? would that help?
my dad gave me this high intensity routine he used to do while boxing. if i lift three times a week, and do the cardio routine three times a week and leave one day for rest, would that be good?
Doing so will keep your metablism jacked up hours after your workout.
The downside is the weight you us will drop, you won't be as strong.
However, as you stated, once you are have dropped the excess body fat, you can go back to your 5X5 program.
You diet plays a role in this, as well. However, the Metabolic Program is the key to stripping the weight off you.
An extreme example is the Tour De France Bikers. They consume up to 10,000a day and have a hard time maintaining their body weight.
Their metabolisms stay jacked up for not just hours but DAYS!
1) Boxing movements (ie. jabs, swings, etc.) and other stretching movements with weights (really light weights ie. 10lbs.)
2) A lot of cross-body stretches and movements (without weights)
3) Ground work that help me focus on my core (mainly variations of crunches)
and then after that I was planning to use some cardio equipment after, such as the elliptical or treadmill.
Last edited by nockits; 12-24-2008 at 12:48 PM.
That would have to be one hell of a routine/training regimen to compensate for an unaltered diet. You'll find it much easier if you just restrict your diet in the first place.
really? is it too much or not enough?
i was actually thinking of increasing my calorie intake (slightly) on days i lift, but reducing it by a lot on days i do cardio.
i have a feeling this isn't the best solution...
Increasing them slightly as in eating at maintenance on workout days? That may work.
Best bet would be to decrease to around 80-85% of your maintenance calories while limiting simple carbs to pre and post workout. Train heavy and hard.
What are your stats?