My goal is fat loss and I?ve been following a circuit type routine now for about 1 1/2 months now and have seen great results. However, I don?t feel I get much of a workout compared to what I use to get when I did 2 body parts a day. Say chest and triceps, back and biceps, and legs and shoulders. I like focusing on one or two muscle groups at a time. I usually did 4 exercises 3 sets each for the major muscle groups like chest, back, shoulders, and legs. I would do 3 exercises 3 sets each for triceps and biceps.
If I were to go back to doing chest and triceps on Monday, back and biceps on Wednesday, and shoulders and legs on Friday. I will also be doing HIIT on off days. It?s possible I may also do HIIT in the mornings on lifting days and lift later in the day to help in the fat loss area. Will this allow me to burn fat? I keep hearing from other forums such as MH that a person like myself should not be training like a body builder meaning separating muscle groups on certain days unless I?m walking around with a syringe sticking in my ass. I don?t believe this is training like a body builder these workouts only last less then an hour.
Is it really necessary to do a circuit routine every time I see a fat loss program it?s always a circuit routine such as meltdown. Why is that? Why can?t we just lower our calories eat healthy and lift for our enjoyment? In case you?re wondering I am 5?9 200lbs. My diet is 40/30/30/ 2,000 calories. I consume 200 grams of protein, 150 grams of carbs, and 68 grams of fat. I get my calories from meat, veggies, fruit, and whole grains.
So what?s the bottom line should I be sticking with circuit type routines or would separating body parts on certain days achieve the same goals?
Thank you for your help.