working out + leaning out.

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    Jul 30, 2009 9:06 AM GMT
    Ok, so I realise that I need a shake-up for my gym routines as currently I go, do about 5 mins of cardio (lol) and then weight train for around 55 minutes.
    I go the the gym about 5 times a week, and dedicate one session out of the 5 to legs.
    This is what I currently look like: (excuse the morning face icon_razz.gif)

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    What I want to do is lean up a bit more/lose the belly fat and I also have sizable hips, which you can't really see in picture.

    Basically, what I'm asking is what sort of diet/cardio would lower my body fat % and still allow me to continue my muscular gains?





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    Jul 30, 2009 11:41 AM GMT
    Mmm... the simple option would be to add 10-15 minutes of HIIT at the end of each workout, shortening them a little if you needed. Also, food is vital in this game: you perhaps don´t have to weigh everything, but you do need to be aware of everything you put in your mouth and when. Dropping alcohol will lose you some unproductive calories. Even you might consider lifting 4 days a week and either having that 5th day off or doing a slightly harder HIIT session. I have been over training (complex reasons) and it doesn´t help. you could do
    Mon Legs
    Tue Upper body
    Wed cardio,
    THur Legs
    Fri Upper body

    Or similar. (just to make it concrete)

    It´s a bit of a juggling act, but play with food, rest and how much you lift and you should find something that works for you.
  • jrs1

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    Jul 30, 2009 5:57 PM GMT

    a play on Mr. Joel ... " I [like] you just the way you arrrreeeee! "

    you look great, mr. allegory.
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    Jul 30, 2009 6:21 PM GMT
    Study up on HIIT.

    Small meals often.