Ok, here it goes. I’ve been a member of a gym and so far I’ve been doing the same routine for a while and it doesn’t seem to work very well for me. I know I’m making a ton of mistakes but I’m here to learn and this site looks appropriate and serious enough for that. A friend turned me onto the site and how you guys who’ve been at this for a while can help. I’m going to give a general description of what I do and where I am physically and you guys can give me an opinion. You can give me pointers or send me to the right place to find answers to those specific questions that I currently have.
I usually go to the gym around 4 or 5 times a week and follow this routine:
Do some cardio to warm up, about 5 minutes. I then do arms (bis and tris)
Second day, I do legs and abs using a medicine ball
chest on the third with some cardio to warm up
a day of just cardio
Now, I don’t seem to get anywhere with this. I don’t consider myself a newbie since I’ve been going to the gym but I don’t follow a specific routine. I think this is the biggest problem, a lack of direction and specifics.
I’m 5’10" 187lbs and use a size 32". However, I do have a belly and I can’t seem to go get rid of it. I also have love handles and I feel flabby in my chest and overall in the rest of the body.
My overall goals are the following:
Be lean but with defined muscles and hard.
Have hard abs and lose the fat from the mid section and the love handles. Also, achieving a definition in the rest of the body.
achieve overall fitness
These might change as I get more into this. Then, what am I doing wrong and what should I be doing? What should I be eating and supplementing my meals with. What equipment, books, etc should I be buying or reading to keep them at home and exercise and guide me. Please, be very specific and don’t be afraid to call me on mistakes. If you are going to describe several things like nutrition, a path to follow exercising and such, please refer to the sites, books or specific places I can find that information. As long as is thorough I don’t mind information overload?
I’m here to learn and achieve a goal with your input.
I would like to lose some fat first, especially in the mid-section and then work on getting hard and define muscles. I don’t want to bulk up but I wouldn’t mind it if it meant achieving the goals mentioned above.
I will post some pics so you guys can see and comment on it.
I thank everyone who is going to provide information to achieve my goals. All posts would be appreciated.