And, if I may, I’d suggest CW’s Set/Rep Bible for Chivas989. For an inexperienced person, the rep recommendations for muscle gain and fat loss will provide a variety to prevent boredom and will keep you in effective ranges instead of the idiotic 25 rep sets to “burn the fat” methodology. Train for strength, and as PX says, watch that cardio. It can easily have the reverse effect you’re looking for. Diet is 90% of your success if you are applying a decent training protocol. Push aways are the real secret to fat loss training. Push that trash food away and you’re on your way.
[quote]Professor X wrote:
I saw your answer to another post and I wanted to reply but I didnt want to hijack the other guy’s post.
I am a newbie to trainig and nutrition so please don’t flame me if my questions seem ridiculous.
Here are my stats
BF%: approx 31-32%
My goals are obviously to reduce my body fat to about 20%-21%, I believe thats between 20-45 of pure fat. (Not sure, just guessing) I started the T-Dawg Diet and weight training. I also do 30 mins of cardio a day on a treadmil, with a hill of 3.5-4 which keeps my heart beat at 125-135 beats per min.
Now my question is, should I train to lose weight then focus of gaining muscles. Or start lifting heavy rigth away?
Thank for your help
My personal opinion is anyone over 25% body fat should put all focus on losing body fat. Yes, you need to keep lifting and yes, you need to keep lifting as if the goal is to gain muscle mass. This is all about your perception of how you train. Anytime you do resistance training, the goal should be to make progress, whether that be in strength, form or muscle growth. Simply going through the motions does no good at all.
How many times a week are you doing cardio? Cardio shouldn’t be looked at as the reason you lose body fat. It is a supplement to what you are doing in the kitchen and the weight room. Going into excessive cardio training could actually set you back in your goals over the long term process of dropping as much body fat as you plan to. At your size, it is possible for you to also lose more than only 1lbs a week. It is not uncommon for larger amounts of weight to be lost initially, especially in men, assuming your diet is in order.[/quote]