I've been lifting for 4 years now and really enjoy it. I've been using many of Ian King's programs (Great Guns, Super Strength etc) and they have been great.
I've increased in strength but haven't gotten the lean look I desire. I've chalked it up to age (I'm 47), diet (altho I'm eating more veggies, fruit and lean meat) and the fact that I had my thyroid removed last year. It seems that my metabolism has slowed and there is 10-15 lbs that won't go away.
So the question and guidance I need are there other programs out there that I should be using? Are there better ways of reaching my goals? I workout ot home and have a bench, barbell and dumbells. My goal is to build strength while trying to lose weight through diet and excercise.
There may have been a string on this subject previously or an article written but I haven't found it. Can anyone help?