Hi, I have been working with a personal trainer for about 6 weeks now, and I
am happy with the results so far, bad news is that my trainer is moving. At this point I would rather go it alone than work with another trainer, but I would like some feedback on the routine that he has had me on, I figure this is the time to make changes if needed.
I work out Mon - Fri, sometimes Saturday, Day 1: Chest & Biceps, Day 2: Back & Traps, Day 3: Shoulders & triceps Plus some forearm, Day 4: Legs, and then I start the cycle over. I start every workout with 15-25 minutes of fast walking, picking it up to a jog a couple of minutes at a time. Go through my workout, then end every workout with abs, 2 different exercises, 4 sets of each, as many reps as I can do in each set (I have noticed my gut sticking out more even though I can tell there is much less fat there now).
I have been taking Ripped Fuel for about 3 weeks now (I haven't noticed any energy increases at all, and not sure if any fat I have lost is due to the pills, or due to my workout). I also started Whey protein about a week ago, one in the morning, one right after the workout.
The routine seemed unconventional to me, but it worked, so I haven't questioned it, so I am looking for advice on what I may be doing wrong, or any improvements I can make. I appreciate any help, and thank everyone in advance. Sorry about the essay, and I have searched the forums and tried to get answers elsewhere, however most things did not seem to apply to me, and as I am still pretty new to all this, alot went right over the top of my head.
A little background, I'm 6 ft 4, I was at 275 lbs, then dropped 20 lbs on the atkins diet over 3 1/2 weeks, then waited a couple of weeks before I started weightlifting (only gained about 2 lbs back in the 2 weeks). Once I started lifting alot more weight dropped off, I am unsure how much I lost because at this point I am more concerned about fat loss and muscle gain rather than what the scale says. I am now at 256 lbs, 6 ft 4, 17 inches around my biceps, with most of my fat around my gut and love handles.