Well, hello to everyone on the board to start off. I'm posting really to get ideas on how to get into the best level of fitness and from everything I've read, everyone here is quite knowledgeable on all of the subjects in terms of fitness and the like.
To start of to give a better idea of where I'm coming from, I'm a 17 year old male, muscular but less defined shape, sports inclined, and well, I'm very interested in the subjects of attaining a good body. I'm mostly working in the way of wrestlin (Amateur, and Professional (Not really a sport but the physical shape in this is very important in my eyes), so I tend to work more on pectoral, back, deltoids, triceps, biceps, etc. and then keep my lower body in good shape but not to muscular, as to keep speed and agility.
Anyhow, I've been working out since I was 14 and have noticed some changes, but never pushed hard to get to where I'd like to be now, so now I'm being more considerate on diet and such and try to bring in some more cardio. I'm just not sure whats best, I'm trying to keep a really high protein intake and will be starting on whey protein (From that nutrition FAQ and the recipe for protein shakes, thanks!), trying to eat lots of small meals to keep metabolic rate up and keep carbs at a decent level but all in the earlier part of the day. I've been doing cardio alot more, usually walk for 10 minutes then do sprints up and down small hills in a park for about 5 minutes or so everyday, then when I go to the gym I usually run for 10 minutes at a high pace (6.o on the treadmill) sometimes at a slight incline, then do a workout and then run for 10 more minutes. What I really want to do is get my upper body defined and toned, keep the muscle mass, especially in the chest and when I've built up my arms and shoulders, keep the mass there too, but get them defined, abdominals as well. My upper abs are somewhat defined but not hugely, my obliques and lowers however have a couple inches layer of fat over them, especially my sides (Love handle part or whatever they are called, just below the middle and over the waist) stick out a bit.
I'm just curious as to what I should do to get rid of this excess fat and work up so I can last longer cardiovascular wise, and then to just build up muscles and define and tone them better. Sorry for this being so long I really appreciate and responses. As well I just wanted to say to w8lifter and Dr. Pain that the nutrition FAQ and all the threads of both of yours were very informative and answered alot of my questions by just reading them, thanks and I hope everyone has or will read it! Quite excellent and as I said, very informative. Thanks alot