I am new to this board and new to weight training. I've been doing it for about 3 months on a consitant basis and am so far happy with the results.
19 yrs old.
5'10" - 5'11" (somewhere around there)
not sure on the body fat. But I dont think its much. I want to lose around 5-10 more lbs of FAT but dont want to lose any muscle.
sun & wed: back, shoulders, chest, abs, 30 min cardio
mon & thurs: arms, legs, a little abs, 30 min cardio
The only thing im NOT happy with is the little pudge of fat around my stomach that just wont go away and it pisses me off. So I figured I need to cut, but to cut you need to diet, right? I basically want the ABS in time for summer.
I will diet to some degree, but I really CANT go ALL OUT with it. I dont want to count every little calorie I take in a day and I really dont see how you all do it. I drink beer ocassionally and I go out to eat occassionally so its just not practical for me. It just seems a little ridiculous. I figured with my age and weight that working out on a consistant basis would make me cut enough. Nothing is consitant with my current diet but I really dont eat that much junk food or anything. Eggs in the morning with ham and toast, chinese later on in the day, banana and salad here and there. It varies from day to day.
I heard about the hIIt cardio training and I just started doing that tonight and I am impressed with how much it wore me out when I was done. Im also trying to take in as little sugar as possible. Im starting on protein powder and trying to spread my meals apart too.
Do you think I need to get on a complicated diet just to lose this pudge? Or do you think with the hIIt cardio and watching the sugar I can get rid of it and cut up? What about the carb cycle diet? I read about that and it said it was used to MAINTAIN your current status. I want to cut, not maintain. I also want to bulk at the same time so Im kinda confused on where to go...
Im not sure if just needs to take longer or what, but I dont think so because I havent seen much fat loss in the past month as I did in the first 2.
Sorry for all these questions. This board is awesome and I appreciate anything anyone has to tell me. I know you probably cant tell me much since im not on any kind of diet right now and you really have no idea what I eat, but any suggestions are welcome.