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    Hey, I've been doing Starting Strength for a few weeks now, been eating healthy and doing a bit more cardio. My goals are to improve functional strength for sports such as Kickboxing and also to look and feel great (Quite muscular with definition in my biceps, legs, abs and chest) I'm getting a bit more defined but, I'm still a bit chubby so I was wondering if I should lose the layer of fat hiding my abs and then bulk up and gain muscle or should I bulk and become muscular before dieting and losing the fat.

    Thoughts people? Cheers
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    Are you doing kick boxing already or intending to do it?

    If you're doing kickboxing a few times a week, over time you will reduce your bodyfat, especially with cardio and strength training on top. So it's just being patient really. Dirty bulking isn't a great idea with boxing, I'd just eat clean but try to eat a lot.

    You might find as your squats get heavy 3 times a week is to much with kick boxing as well, but depends on the person and how commited they are.
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    (Original post by 7777777)
    Are you doing kick boxing already or intending to do it?

    If you're doing kickboxing a few times a week, over time you will reduce your bodyfat, especially with cardio and strength training on top. So it's just being patient really. Dirty bulking isn't a great idea with boxing, I'd just eat clean but try to eat a lot.

    You might find as your squats get heavy 3 times a week is to much with kick boxing as well, but depends on the person and how commited they are.
    Been doing kickboxing for 4 years now and although I lost weight when I started I've never been able to get rid of the flab around my midsection hiding my abs
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    (Original post by manwithaplan)
    Been doing kickboxing for 4 years now and although I lost weight when I started I've never been able to get rid of the flab around my midsection hiding my abs
    You need to push harder at what you're already doing, more cardio will just go against the strength training.

    Clean up any problems in your diet and you should see progress.
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    What are your current lifts, bodyweight and height?
 
 
 
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