I know you lovely ladies must get sick of people asking for help with body building etc, sorry to be one more newbie nuisance but here goes
I've been attempting to weight train with little to no guidance for the past 8 weeks. I have no access to a trainer that speaks English. I think it's time I ask for some advice, I have no idea what I'm doing.
I’ve been going to the gym and eating clean for about 6mths now. The cardio is pointless, I neither need nor want to run a marathon and I’m getting to that point. Some of the weight machines seem silly. The steps from one weight to another are either too little or too much and I don’t really feel that I get much range of movement or core training from them.
I’m pretty fit but flabby. I’m not concerned about losing weight. I’m more interested in developing mean arms, a good butt and an awesome six pack.
I’m not skinny fat, my body fat percentage is about 22, I eat cleanly (I loosely calorie count to about 18-1900cal per day), and I drink 2.5L+ per day. A typical days diet is Breakfast (Oatmeal), Lunch 1 (Eggs/chicken and a lot of mixed veggies - ratatouille, veggies catalane etc), Lunch 2 (Whey shake with skim milk), Dinner 1 : Post Workout (chicken/fish/beef and veggies as per Lunch 1), Dinner 2 (whey Shake).
Daily workout would be 60-90 min cardio. I’m in the upper range level wise on most machines ie 15/20 on the step machine, 18/25 on the cross trainer etc. Then every second day I do 30 min cardio and a weight machine routine that takes about 30-40mins. On most weight machines involving lifting I’m lifting are around 7-8kgs(15-18lbs), I can leg press 45kgs (100lbs)
I’m 5’3" and I currently weigh in at around 125-130lbs. My problem areas would be my lower back and stomach.
I’ve just been reading a tonne of T-Nation/MWA articles about free weights and diets and now I’m very informed but utterly confused as to what would be a good weights program/diet to put myself on.
Sorry for the long post. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.