Hey guys, so i'm 21 and looking for a way to cut down the fat and build muscle. I weight about 185 and was hoping to drop down to 165 then start hard core muscle building! Would you say thats a good idea? Any help would be great.
how much bf do u have at the moment?
As the above poster wrote, diet and cardio are your friends. However, combine those with a good three day weight lifting plan and you will see gains. You must stay consistent and the gains will come. Do some research on some different types of diets use the search tool here or hell even google. Find a diet that you like and think you can stick to for the long haul. Workout plans are easy to come by so once again pick one that suits you.
Cardio is as easy as taking a walk. Start off with short cardio sessions and build your way up. No need to start with a long cardio session, or else you will eventually hit a plateau. Remember, if you don't have alot of time to do cardio, try interval training. Hope this helps.
I would not suggest dropping down to 165 before bulking. If you want to focus on one thing at a time, I would say trying to gain more muscle first and then attempting to drop fat would be a better plan. The more muscle you have on your body, the easier dropping the BF will be.
You can certainly gain muscle and lose fat at the same time. I have done this myself. Lifting 3-4 days a week and doing HIIT or body weight circuits on off days would be great if you decide to recomp. Heavy compound movements every workout would probably be best.
Here is a good body weight circuit program for your off day cardio:
Diet is very important here as well. To make real progress you need to be eating enough protein, fat and carbs (especially veggies).
Here is a great diet that worked for me while I was recomping:
Once you have gotten into the roll of things an energy booster and fat loss supplement could help you out. There are a lot out there. I have tried Reduction, Slim X, X-Force and Shred Matrix. My personal favorite has remained X-Force.
Hey, well i used to do the weight watchers program and lost about 60 pounds in 1 year. I work out about 3 times a week. The biggest problem i have is eating, especially because im a college student and all my friends are always eating out...
no more college keg parties and keg stands for you! na, just playing. it's 3 fold like everyone has been saying. DIET, cardio, weight training. you can still eat out and choose healthy menu items. get grilled instead of fried foods. choose veggy/rice/potatoe side dishes instead of the usual fries..get some healthy snacks at your dorm/ wherever you stay at school. key ingredient will be discipline. do simple things to cut back on calories, no more sugar packed soft drinks, high calorie and fat rich condiments- mayo, dressings, etc. 6 smaller meals spread throughout the day instead of the traditional 3.. good luck..tough to eat and maintain proper diet in college, but very possible. it will be worth it come fall when you start the semester off looking lean and buff. then think how good you will look streaking through the quad- lol-
what about some td like CEL suppress-c to help with body fat,along with the dieting and cardio.Its helping me lose weight.
i need to lose at the least 60 pounds what would be a great diet for me 5'3" tall 47 female, 205 pounds.
Protein (lean meats, eggs, etc), Healthy fats (natural peanut butter, olive oil, avocado, eggs, unsweetened coconut) and healthy carbs (Veggies mostly) are going to help you lose weight. You need to make sure that you are eating the right amount of food as well. If you eat too much protein and fat it will make you gain fat, just like anything else. But if you are eating little under maintenance level calories, you should drop fat/weight.
Be sure that you are drinking at least 1 gallon of water a day.