Hello all, long time reader first time poster. Instead of randomly posting around the site I just thought I’d jump strait in with my fat loss log.
For the last 3 months, give or take, I’ve been doing FBs as well as light cardio and HIIT, tabata based mainly. But in that time I’ve had a few injuries and illnesses but now I’m ready and raring to go to shift that shit from around my large stomach, no more excuses for this big chunk. Time to lose the lard me thinks.
This is my training log and I am so determined to do so I will do whatever it takes. (except for going down the lazy arsed surgical route)
=A bit about me=
I am 25 and around 5ft 7. I weigh about 175lb (12.6st) and from the UK.
I used to weight near the 189lb (13.7st) mark a few years back, and have been exercising randomly since then. But since January I have really started to try and concentrate on what I need and want to do, and that is lose fat and retain muscle. I have stopped drinking (alcohol) in the last month and cut down a lot on the usual crap that I used to eat.
To lose fat whilst retaining muscle mass.
I will be tracking progress (or lack of it that happens) by way of tape measure and photos every 6 weeks.
MY OLD ROUTINE
=My FB Workouts=
Flat BB Bench, Flys or Incline DB Press (Alternating)
DB Upright Row & DB Shoulder Press (Alternating)
BOR & DB Bent-Over Row (Alternating)
And 2 Isolations concentrating on either Biceps, Triceps or Forearms.
My reps would usually consist of 3x8 on one day and 2x12-15 on 2 days. The reason I do the 2x12-15 on 2 days is I believe it will maximize my goal of losing fat, or atleast thats my thinking anyway.
=My Cardio routine=
Tabata sprints x3 per week (20 second sprint followed by 10 second rest, x10)
Longer distance light jogging x2 per week (I enjoy the fresh air:))
MY NEW ROUTINE
The reason I want to change routine is because of my recently changed working hours. I now have 4 consecutive days where I can hit the gym. So in my great wisdom…I thought it best to change the routine and try the Upper/Lower body split like so;
Day1 - Upper
Day2 - Lower (also Tabata sprints)
Day3 - Upper (also Light jog longer distance)
Day4 - Lower (also Tabata sprints)
Day5 - REST DAY
Day6 - Tabata Sprints
Day7 - HoC (Consisting of Boxing Bag, light weights, body weight exercises x4-8)
Day8 - REST DAY
So as you can see I work 4 on 4 off. And now have built a new routine around my new work hours.
I have not tried this new routine yet but have done near enough that much exercise before and did feel ok for it.
There is a slight concern that I’m not getting enough rest in the first 4 days of the new routine but will see how I feel afterwards.
And thats the routine for now, I’m still trying to figure out the best way to go about the Upper/Lower split to maximize fat loss without overworking myself.
If anyone has any experience or ideas then please post them thank you and thank you for reading.
If anyone wishes to join me on this fat loss life goal then please post with how your doing, but if you wish to post a log then make a seperate topic so as not to hijack my log, thank you.