Hello everyone, I was hoping that you guys might be able to offer me a little advice as these days I seem to be continuously confused about my training !
I was hoping that if I ran by you what I have been up to and what I am hoping to achieve, you guys might be able to tell me if im heading in the right kind of direction !!
Ok well Ive been lifting for a couple of months now, not a great deal but im still kind of getting used to the idea. And, I have even managed to work out what my goals are, which has been so hard as I think probably like most people I want it all ! So, my main priority is to get leaner, in a smaller way, i.e. no increase in size, decrease my body fat percent, and hopefully from that get more definition inside my current size if that makes sense, and also hopefully get a bit stronger, but this is not my main priority, hopefully this will just happen a little a long the way.
So mostly, I do a full body work out trying to do as many compound type exercises in there as possible, twice a week (so everything gets it twice). Some times I split my work out over 2 days if im short on time, but mostly I try to do it all in one day. I normally do 2 sets of everything, 15 reps, except when i do squats I normally do 3 sets for some reason. I seem to be the only person in my gym doing squats, DLs etc etc, whats with all these guys just doing bench press and concentration curls, hmm! Anyway, so for squats im doing 30kg, bent over rows 20kg, I seem to hover around 20 or 30 kg for most things, all at 2 sets of 15.
Ive then been trying to fit in a spinning class in the week, and also I do kickboxing on a Thursday night, so I usually train M,T wed rest or just more light cardio, T, F on. Sat & Sun rest.
Ive also got the eating down, so I think, not too concerned about this, eating 6 x a day good sources of protein, fruit n veg, almonds etc, limiting carbs from dinner on. I also have a glutamine drink after I lift, and a protein shake in the afternoon after I lift too, I do all my work outs about 11am. I also take a multi vit and an l-carnitine supplement (excuse spelling).
So basically what my question is at the moment is, can I decrease size (more definition, more toned etc) by training weights? Should I be doing less reps, or carry on doing high reps? Should I be trying to increase my weights that im lifting? I guess I could loose fat by doing cardio, but cardio sucks and weights are so much more fun. I also like to try to push myself with weights so normally by the last rep of each set it is pretty hard.
Im a classic pear shape and my bottom half is two dress sizes bigger than my top half, I would ideally like to decrease the size of my legs and bum more than my top, but I know that this kind of thing in reality never really happens it just comes off all ova. Anyway, sorry if this is a bit waffley, hope it all makes sense. Any tips, pointers, advice would be really really greatfully received. Thanks so much. Also here are some pics of me just cos everyone likes a pic and u can get an idea of my body shape ! Im the one in the dark sunnies! Thanks !!