Hey guys, great site. Ive spent bout a week reading up on things and I offically registered and am ready for a few questions and recommendations to assist me to reach my goal. Hopefully its not too long to discourage help.
Right now im 20 years old, 6'3" @ 168 pounds. Pretty much a tall skinny guy with a slight gut. Im looking to accomplish my goal in almost 5 months. What im shooting for is losing my gut (pretty much only fat on my body) and replacing it with a decent set of abs. Also Im looking to beef up a bit, not a big bulk like you see done, just lose that "skinny" look yet notice muscle.
After reading everything, i've chosen to do a 12 week ab workout i found on this site called "12 Weeks to Astounding Abdominals by Ian King" Seems really promising if done correctly. I know cardio needs to be done also with this, do you guys think my job would count as cardio? (Load trucks for
Now after reading alot on several sites, ive got at workout I found thats more toward gaining mass and I think im gonna try it out on a 3 day split. Pretty much looks like this
Parallel bar dips
Squats (including front squats)
Bent-legged Deadlifts (also a leg exercise)
Close-grip bench press
Im going to train the ab workout on a 3 day split on the off days, unless you think i'd benifit doin on workout days.
If all looks good (hopefully everything i studied looks fine with what plans i put together)
Now really what I need help on with that said is what kind of food diet I should be on to reach my goal.
Money is a factor being im a full time student yet ive given up all fast food and other money wasting things to assist in getting the right stuff. This past week this is my attempt at healty eating..
5:15am (for school)
1 cup of Oats, bowl of raisin bran, apple, 60 grams of whey protein (2 scoops)
8:20am (First school break)
Granola bar and sandwich (Whole wheat-Peanut better-banana-honey)
10:25 (school lunch)
PBJ Sandwich (w/whole wheat -Natty PB & Sugarfree Jelly)
One turkey Sandwich
1:00pm (15 minutes to spare then off to work)
Usually something quick as possible (Campells soup or some leftover)
Load semi's for fedex, some would count it as a cardio excersise being im countantly lifting heavy stuff and get my heartrate up for a good amount of time. (Loading 4-600 boxes/hour up to 150pounds)
Make some kind of healthy dinner (brown rice-frozen veggies-chicken)
Then bout half-hour after eating take a whey shake, do a 30-45 minute workout(If on a workout day, 3 day split), take a scoop of creatine and 3 scrambled eggs.
After all that, study for class then go to bed.
With what i have as my usual daily food, what all can you guys have me modify/add that would benefit me in the best way to accomplish my goal, im up for anything.
Sorry if I dragged on, Just wanted to get as much detail as possible to try and get advice, pretty much been blown off on other sites.