Hey, let me just say that I am only 15 years old and I am overweight.
I have been overweight pretty much all my life since 2nd grade, before that I was the fastest runner in the school if I shall put it that way (i was only 6 or then :D).
I noticed that i didnt want this gut that i was putting on, i hated it. I got taunts at school as you would expect, and then as i had my first growth spurt i started to pan out but my gut remained the same.
My father bought me a small weight set consisting of 2 x 2.8 lbs and 2 x 5.5 lbs. I started using this and noticed my arms were getting bigger but I was young (still am) and i just lifted when I got bored. I was then bought an Ab Roller
to help my cure my gut problem because I hate situps. I will do pushups, lift weights, skip, run, anything but situps. That has started to help, i feel the difference in my abs now but my gut is still there. You push through flab to get to the abs, its not a pretty feel.
All of this I have been using for about 2 years now on and off. I now have a boxing bag (i’m a keen boxing fan :D) and I use that to.
For now, all I want is a flat stomach (bonus if I have abs) so im not afraid to go topless in public, in front of my girlfriend at times etc.
I would like to make a plan to stick to with my minimal equipment but when I save enough money up I am getting a gym membership and I have already enquired about it.
Most days I skip breakfast because when I have it my stomach looks like i am carrying a baby.
I workout in the evening i’ll do 5 - 10 minutes of skipping, a nice casual bike ride for 10 minutes on my bmx then return home.
If something i like is on tv by this time, i will grab my weights (i only have the one ‘bar’ so i cant lift two at once) and i will do 15 reps x 3 sets on each arm. this kills my arm by the end but i notice the difference.
while the show is on I sit on the edge of my seat doing 20 concentration lifts on each arm, maybe 2 sets if I feel up to it.
When the ad break is on I will do 2 sets of 15 situps or ill do as many ‘ab rolls’ as i can fit into the ad or ill just do fifty.
Sometimes i will put my feet under the couch in a crunch position and i will raise my back off the ground, hold for 6 seconds and drop down slowly. I picked that up off of here. It’s good I think.
Well as I said before, I want to condition my body so it looks nice, then when I go to the gym when i have money and I will really do the hard yards as they have equipment.
Does anyone know of any exercises I could do with the equipment I have that focuses the legs, pecs, abs and biceps? Also basic protein shake recipes would be good and how many meals a day should I eat? Should I have 6 meals but eat small portions or what?
Thanks in advance,