Howdy. First off I’d like to say that although initially it was mildly intimidating to the newbie, this website rocks. I read the beginner post and a few of the archives, though some seems a bit too advanced for me (now at least). I had been having some problems which made me lose a significant amount of weight (5’8" and 135), and although I have bounced back slightly, the damage has been done. I have started a new program already, and it goes a little something like this:
Bent Over Rows
Squats (really low weight, but I’m doin them “ass to grass” as they say)
Hamstring Curls (prone)
Lateral Shoulder Raises (my shoulders are sickeningly weak, by far the weakest)
Weighted Cable Crunches
I do 4x12 of everything, and though from what I see on the website that seems a bit too high, I am seeing and feeling a bit of a difference. I work full time and go to school part time, so I do half the exercises on Saturday and half on Sunday (I do a push-pull routine)
I guess I just wanted to ask if that seemed solid or if I was leaving out some fundamental things which would make a difference.
Also, I used to be able to see my ribs all the way across my front side, but since I’ve started working out, the middle part I can no longer see. But on the sides I can still see them quite well, and to be truthful, I hate it with a bitter passion. Is there anything I’m missing in my routine that would help me get rid of this, or is it something that would progress with time? I know rotations would improve my obliques, but do they attach up that far, or is that another muscle?
Once again, thanks for helping me out, and this website rocks.
P.S. I try and eat as much as possible, but my appetite still SUCKS. But I do shove the food down my piehole more than I used to. I’ve been soda-free for 3 months, and am cutting down on the McDonalds.