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  • vodka_cran

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    Mar 14, 2013 6:09 PM GMT
    Hey guys. I recently started consistently lifting weights after focusing mainly on various forms of cardio. I don't have a strong enough knowledge of lifting to develop my own plan, and have been using an app called Fit, to dictate my workouts. It breaks lifting into three categories, Back and Bi, Chest and Tri, Shoulders and Legs. So I feel like I am getting a good balanced workout, but I want to make sure I am developing evenly. Based on the attached pic, does anyone have any suggested areas which I need to focus on more?

    Thanks for the help!


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    Mar 14, 2013 7:14 PM GMT
    you look symmetrical with definition.looks like you got some muscles poppin there. however, it looks like you are holding your stomach in.. and if not, either way, my only suggestion would be to do more abs, it will give you a more solid feel and look... when I started lifting heavy 7 years ago, I neglected my abs until one day someone bluntly told me I needed to do more abs. It seemed a bit harsh at the moment but was obviously something I needed to hear.

    Good luck to you, your work is obviously showing. icon_smile.gif
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    Mar 14, 2013 10:33 PM GMT
    As long as you are confident you are doing proper form, I agree with the above poster, looks like you need to incorporate a good amount of cardio and abdominal workouts. You do have growing muscles that are noticeable, you just have to cut down your body fat to reach the physique I think you're going for.

    What kind of split are you doing, 3-day split (meaning working out 3 days a week)? If so, I'd do abs every one of those days and aside from the 3 days of weightlifting I'd incorporate a good amount of cardio on your 'rest' days. You can have an active rest day by running a mile or two, playing your favorite sport, biking, etc. I think 3 days of weightlifting and 2-3 days of intense cardio until you lean out would be perfect, leaving 1-2 recovery days.

    Other than that, solid man!
  • vodka_cran

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    Mar 15, 2013 12:06 AM GMT
    Thanks, I know my abs need work, and I am horrible about working them. I'm trying to get myself to be better about focusing on them. During the winter, I'm normally in the gym 5-6 times a week. I've been trying to do 4-5 lifting sessions, and 3-4 Cardio sessions which is mainly spinning or swimming laps.

    During the warmer months, I start running significantly more, and will hopefully slim down some. But I also need to get back to watching what I eat to drop lbs. My body seems to love being 180-185. It has consistently stayed in that range over the past year or so.