Looking to slim down, then add muscle..

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Looking to slim down, then add muscle..

#1 Postby SaraTonin » Sat Feb 04, 2012 7:14 pm

Right now I do intervals in the treadmill and elliptical for a half hour each. Then 2 leg days on the machines at 50 reps a machine at medium weight and same for arms, chest and back on the machines. What else should I be doing?? I am feeling clueless..
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Re: Looking to slim down, then add muscle..

#2 Postby xChrisZx » Sat Feb 04, 2012 7:37 pm

Look into starting a solid lifting plan.

My wife is about to start this - http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/jamie-e ... ainer.html

There are LOT'S of good plans on bodybuilding.com

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Re: Looking to slim down, then add muscle..

#3 Postby Synny667 » Sat Feb 04, 2012 7:40 pm

Switching up your workouts every 6 weeks helps. You could try some cardio classes like zumba or turbo
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Re: Looking to slim down, then add muscle..

#4 Postby iris777888 » Sat Feb 04, 2012 7:48 pm

How's your diet? No matter what you do for exercise, if your diet is bad it's going to make it hard to get what you want.

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Re: Looking to slim down, then add muscle..

#5 Postby SaraTonin » Sat Feb 04, 2012 9:00 pm

Mostly raw, always vegan. Protein shake and fruit for breakfast. Handful of almonds and an apple for a snack or coconut milk yogurt and fruit. 3-4 servings of fruit and veggies and quinoa avocado and greens bowl for lunch and mega giant salad for dinner or soup. I have IBS so I fear eating poorly. When I do, I pay..
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Re: Looking to slim down, then add muscle..

#6 Postby NTOEV » Wed Mar 21, 2012 10:31 am

If you turn that around,build muscle first it will help you slim down. The muscle will use the adipose tissue(fat) as fuel in rebuilding itself . I would recommend doing circuit training involving as many muscles as possible . This will further your building and losing goals.You can do this every other day for awhile,if done a max intensity it is a cardio workout in itsself.Involve the larger muscle groups,thighs ,chest and back. Ie;Leg press,leg curl ,bench press,incline bench press,rowns and pulldowns.If you need further help i can be more detailed. Good luck and dont give up .This is a lifestyle,a marthon not a sprint..and BTW I have UC so I understand

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Re: Looking to slim down, then add muscle..

#7 Postby sealionnn » Wed Apr 11, 2012 7:56 am

A: Squat, Bench, Dead lift
B: Squat, Press, Row

Lift weights 3 times a week, alternating the workouts between A and B, and with a day of rest in between. This is a variation of Starting Strength, which I recommend greatly. You can keep doing cardio if you wish, but nothing too strenuous since your legs will really get a good workout from the squats/dead lifts.


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