Ok, The T&N forum has been dead all day, I guess everyones out riding Anyhow, I have "tried" to add weight training to my execise program that started around the first of February. My ultimate goal is to loose weight and both feel and look good. On Feb 1, I weighed in a 210 pounds. I did a little modified atkins deal for 7 days to kind of kickstart my deal.
Atkins sucked, I lost 4 pounds but felt hungover all the time, Glad it was only for a week. With that said, I kicked it into high gear. At 5'9" 206 I started eating healthy foods, and taking in minimal fats and Calories and started exercising (bike).
As of this past week. I have gotten down to 196 pounds and feel good. I dont like to set goals but About 20 of us couples are heading to the beach as we do ever year and I would LOVE to Clock in around 175. At 1.66 pounds per week, I think this is very attainable. Consuming an average of 1700 calories a day of good fruit, wheats and a ton of water, I have started seeing a change in my clothes and also the mirror. Though I havnt gotten one of those "have you lost weight?" I know I look different.
I have alot of coaches that have helped me from this forum and I thank them.
Ok, this past week, I have started adding weights to my program. 100% for definition. I do not want to bulk up. Imagine Race driver, Tony Stewart and thats me. Maybe a little lighter now but I look just like him people say.
People say, to get a cut look and tone up, go light weight, high reps. My dad is a power lifter and he hasnt a clue because he tries to get me to bulk up and I surely dont want that. So dad is not a help, (thought he has the gym so I have to be nice).
Im sore as heck and only did LIGHT stuff, like 25 pound curls, 50 pound benches. No more really than 25 pounds and high reps on anything. My main focus is to get a jump start and tone my muscles under neath my fat so as I burn off the fat with the bike and cardio, My tone definition will start to show through.
Is this wrong? Why am Im sore? I can lift several more pounds than what Im doing now. Is it the high reps? Anyone? I dont want to gain weight, thats for sure. Just wanna tone up as my fat burns off and hopefully the muscles that I am working will show through as the fat goes away?
Thanks in advance for all the replies and thanks for the support from DannoXYZ, Edzo, Sandy Swimmer, Lowcel and KevinMcdade.