I don’t know much about losing weight and I’m not too great with words so I’ll try to do my best in explaining my whole situation and all my questions in this topic.
I’m 16 years old, 5’7", 152 lbs. I would guess I have about 16-17% bodyfat.
I am trying to lose weight and cut my bodyfat percentage down to at least 8%.
I look fairly skinny and muscular with clothes on. But without a shirt I have slight man tits and a bit of a gut.
I am trying to get a 6 pack of abs and an overall lean body.
With a shirt on, my chest looks pretty big and it looks like I have muscular pecs. But I have slight man tits and my chest is kinda flabby and fat. I don’t think there’s much muscle since I can only bench press 145 lbs.
I want to lose that fat on my chest and make it smaller. My chest is too big compared to my arms and such. I don’t want to lose much muscle. I want to hopefully maintain most of my strength but get skinnier and leaner at the same time.
But first let me explain some of the things I plan to do in order to lose the fat.
Basketball- I plan to play a few hours(2-3) of basketball 6 days a week. I plan to work on my skills, work on my shot, do some drills, and maybe play some pickup games once in a while. I want to improve my skills during the offseason.
Agility and interval sprints- After a couple hours of basketball, I plan to do 30 minutes of conditioning. I’ll jump rope, run suicide sprints, and do other various agility drills. I also plan to do this 6 days a week
Running- I plan to do a 2-3 mile run at about 7-8 mph about 2 or 3 days a week.
Pre-Breakfast jog- I plan to do a light 20-30 minute jog before breakfast on the weekends or any days that I don’t have school. See “100 workouts from ripped city” by Dr. Lowery for more details.
Ab workout- I plan to do situps, crunches, leg raises, planks, ab wheel, etc workout 6 days a week. I’ll mix the exercises around each day and make sure I’m not overworking either my lower or upper abs. I won’t be doing any weights with these so I figured 6 days a week would be ok.
Should I add push ups to my schedule? I don’t want to get significantly weaker. But I really wouldn’t care if I got about 10 lbs on Bench Press weaker.
I want my chest to get less fat and smaller so it’s only muscle.
But wouldn’t doing push ups just be counterproductive and make my chest bigger? Or will it help get rid of the fat on my chest?
If I do pushups, I only plan on doing 60-100 push ups per day, 4-6 days a week.
So here are my questions so far.
Should I do 60-100 push ups 4-6 days a week? Will it help make my chest leaner, or will it just make my chest bigger?
Working out Abs 6 days a week is ok because I’m not using any weights(no resistance), correct?
I plan to listen to my body and cut down on work if I feel that it is too much. I’m also easing myself in to it. I’m only doing about 3 days of running, abs, conditioning, and basketball this week. I’m working my way up to 5-6 days per week.
Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.