I have been hitting the gym now for 10 weeks, total noob, and I just want a bit of critique on my current routine and if there are any areas that I could improve on. My initial goal was to reduce my weight, while building muscle, and create a good starting base to progress from. I am very pleased with my progress in that regard, my starting weight was 203 and I am now down to 182 (Height 6ft) while gaining noticeable muscle.
I have been following the basis of the Paleo diet, and I have been eating very cleanly, focusing only on lean meats, vegetables, nuts and fruits, with a Protein, creatine and flaxseed shake twice a day, absolutely no junk and Iâ??m only taking my carbs from fruit and vegetables.
Having read that I should be focusing on compound movements I have tried to base my workout around these, with a few assistance moves to complete the rest of my work out. I am currently not doing any form of splits and I am just following this routine 3 times week pushing that to 4 times a week every other week as my schedule allows. I have seen some great gains in how much weight I can lift and I have been increasing my weight on a weekly basis to keep the intensity up and I am taking 1 minute rest between each set.
Dumbbell bench press 3 sets of 8 reps (rotating every 4 weeks between flat and inclined)
Dumbbell flies 3 sets of 8 reps
Dumbbell should press 3 sets of 8 reps
Front Raise 3 sets of 8 reps
Box Squats 3 sets of 8 reps
Deadlift 3 sets of 8 reps
Bench Leg swings 3 sets of 20 reps
Sit ups 3 sets of 15 reps
Standing barbell rows 3 sets of 8 reps
Dumbbell curls 3 sets of 5 reps
I will then do 10-12 minutes of H.I.I.T, 30 seconds sprint, 1 minute rest. However I must admit that I have never enjoyed cardio on a machine, so sometimes I let this slip.
Any help or pointers would be greatly appreciated,