Can I start by saying how much I enjoy reading the articles and posts on this website. It has become kind of addictive and very helpful in clearing up some questions.
Here is a little about me. I’m no stranger to the inside of a gym as I was a schoolboy sprinter and I studied Sport Science many years ago but not to such a high level. I’m 36 this year and have trained hard one way or another all my life, I think my genetics are pretty good as I have never carried much fat (15/16% max).
My weight tends to yo yo as I get carried away with the weights and then the endurance etc. I guess I have never been focused enough on one goal. The most focused I have been was last year when I hit the weights hard and at 5 10” I got up to 209lbs and fairly lean. I am normally around 190lbs and physically fit. I guess I have been programmed by my sprint training all those years ago!
I am currently 190lbs and although I am fit and fairly muscular I really want to build a “popping” physique with a low fat % and make the most of what I have without gaining too much more weight and size.
At the moment I am running early in the morning for about 45/50 mins alternating intensity every day. I do a full body workout 2 times a week with extra isolation exercises thrown in once a week. I am only using bodyweight exercises and 2 fully adjustable dumbbells (71lbs apiece) Got my whey supplement, and good nutrition knowledge.
Am I doing too much cardio?
Can it be done this way do you think?
Am I barking up the wrong tree?
Any points are welcome!