Hi everyone, I'm rather new to this whole scene but I've been lurking on the forums and reading/researching as much as I can. I've always been iffy about taking any supplements..holding on the belief that if I take protein I will end up getting big which is not what I want. Tell me if I'm wrong.
I'm trying to lose the fat while maintaining the muscle but I'm not trying to gain more weight.
I'm 25 years old, weigh 198lbs, 5'7''..and my goal is 170lbs.
My normal week looks like this..
Monday - Chest, biceps, and Abs (4 sets of about 15 reps each at a weight that is not overly heavy) and Cardio.
Tuesday - Upper back, lower back, and shoulders. (4 sets of 15 reps) and Cardio
Wednesday - Legs and Cardio
Thursday - Rest
Friday - Rest
Saturday - A little of everything and Cardio.
Sunday - Rest
Monday - Begin again..
Where Cardio is 20 minutes on Elliptical and 25 minutes on Treadmill. (treadmill exercises are 3 min warmup followed by 1 min at speed 7 to get my heart rate to around 185..then 2 minutes of speed3.5t to get it down to 140..and then again to 180..repeat..
I've started having breakfast (oatmeal or cereal) and healthier lunches (subway etc). I do not take any supplements but have been researching.
Any help/suggestions? Am I doing everything wrong?