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    Weight loss and body building

    Hi all,

    I have read a few things on here, but I wanted to ask specifically about my situation.

    I am currently 6ft1, and weigh 150kg. I'm a 40-42" waist, 50" chest. Most of my weight is my belly and man-tits, thats what I am most insecure about. I have very big muscular legs, not really much fat on them except on the inner thigh? Very strange to me.

    I've been going to the gym for about 2 months now, and although everyone says I look thinner, and my clothes fit A LOT better, I haven't really lost much weight. I aim to body build, not powerlift. I'm doing this for fitness and to look (and feel) better.

    I started doing 30 minutes cardio, and 30 minutes weights, but quickly built that up to 50 minutes cardio and 30 minutes weights.

    This is my gym routine;
    10 minutes on rower - usually achieve 2100 - 2200 metres.
    10 minutes cycling
    10 minutes again on rower, although usually only get about 2050-2100 metres.
    20 minutes on cross trainer

    Then weights (i stick to the machines mainly)
    leg press 2x10 reps of 260kg
    leg curl, 3x15 reps of 70kg
    leg extension 3x15 reps of 50kg
    Bench press 70kg, 3x15 reps (thats on the machine, when using free weights I can only manage 3 or 4 sets of 5 reps).
    Shoulder press 2x15 40kg
    And then this other machine, unsure of its name. It works the lat dorsi and biceps, sat upright pulling a bar down from above head in front of your chest
    I do 3x15 reps of 130kg on that
    EDIT: I just googled that last machine, I believe it is a Lat Pull Down

    And some sit ups to finish off.

    So, my questions to you are;
    1. Am I going about this the right way?
    2. What can I improve?
    3. Why am I looking as if i've lost weight, but the scales say I haven't?

    Lastly, I am trying to lose a lot of weight, and also build muscle. I want to look more normal, I want to be big and strong, but not fat.

    So, should I be going all out cardio to lose all the weight, and then start building muscle? Or can I carry on as I am doing both at the same time?


    As you can all see, I'm very confused and although i've done a lot of reading, I don't feel I know as much as I should. Most articles don't seem to be aimed at big guys like me.

    EDIT: Also, I'm very interested in taking up boxing or similar. Do you think this will help me achieve my goals?
    Last edited by Big Dan; 05-09-2012 at 09:42 AM.

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