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    So basically I want to be a lot healthier for uni, mainly to start playing in sports teams.

    I'm kind of "skinny-fat" just now, I have a 30/32inch waist, I'm 6ft tall and weight 10st 10lbs, but I still look fat on my chest + abdomen

    I'm so confused at what to do though to help this, everyones advice seems to contradict each other

    Now I don't have access to a gym at all, so that's out of the question. So far I have this:

    Run 30 mins/day
    Cycle 1 hour Sat+Sun
    Taking up Taekwondo for 1hr/week + extra training at home.

    I have a set of dumbells that I use for basic weights but I really don't know what to do with them

    I just want to get more "defined". I'm not too fussed about a 6 pack or anything, just not to look skinny-fat (or fat). I know you guys hate the word "toned", but it's all I know to describe what I want to achieve :p:

    Anyway I know I need to do more than I listed, but what? I've read about HIIT in place of running, would this help much?
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    How heavy DB's do you have?
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    If you can't get to a gym then I'd recommend Never Gymless by Ross Enamait. It's full of loads of bodyweight exercises that will help in your situation. At your current weight I'd say don't overdo the cardio, even if you lose barely any fat or none at all you'll look much better with some more muscle.
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    (Original post by Rucklo)
    How heavy DB's do you have?
    2.5kg, 3kg and 6kg

    (Original post by yokel)
    If you can't get to a gym then I'd recommend Never Gymless by Ross Enamait. It's full of loads of bodyweight exercises that will help in your situation. At your current weight I'd say don't overdo the cardio, even if you lose barely any fat or none at all you'll look much better with some more muscle.
    Thanks, I'll have a look into that

    That's one thing I'm scared of, don't want to be a scrawny stick, and with my ribs showing already, it might head that way
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    (Original post by neillya1)
    2.5kg, 3kg and 6kg



    Thanks, I'll have a look into that

    That's one thing I'm scared of, don't want to be a scrawny stick, and with my ribs showing already, it might head that way
    Anychance you could join a gym?

    You should be eating the amount your DB's are, not lifting them.
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    (Original post by Rucklo)
    Anychance you could join a gym?

    You should be eating the amount your DB's are, not lifting them.

    Nah there isn't really
    I might be able to get to the council run gym once a week, but that's about it I think.
    I can invest in heavier weights if need be though.

    Thing is, even with 6kg, if I do simple bicep curls, 10 reps 3 sets and my arms are gone! :o:
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    (Original post by neillya1)
    Nah there isn't really

    I might be able to get to the council run gym once a week, but that's about it I think.
    I can invest in heavier weights if need be though.

    Thing is, even with 6kg, if I do simple bicep curls, 10 reps 3 sets and my arms are gone! :o:
    Ok I guess rosstraining will probably be best then...Unless your willing to invest £££ on weights overtime.

    You need to eat more, of decent stuff, what is your diet like?
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    (Original post by Rucklo)
    Ok I guess rosstraining will probably be best then...Unless your willing to invest £££ on weights overtime.

    You need to eat more, of decent stuff, what is your diet like?

    It's pretty.... empty? I guess.

    2 wheatabix for breakfast.
    Yoghurt about 10 (low fat)
    Pasta or soup at lunch
    Tea (usually chicken or fish based).

    That's it.... pretty big calorie deficit I guess?
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    (Original post by neillya1)
    It's pretty.... empty? I guess.

    2 wheatabix for breakfast.
    Yoghurt about 10 (low fat)
    Pasta or soup at lunch
    Tea (usually chicken or fish based).

    That's it.... pretty big calorie deficit I guess?
    Depends really, you don't need to take the piss with food but still.

    Wheatbix = good
    I would change the yoghurt for something with more protein
    Pasta or soup is cool for lunch
    Tea sounds ok
    Then try have something in the evening
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    (Original post by Rucklo)
    Depends really, you don't need to take the piss with food but still.

    Wheatbix = good
    I would change the yoghurt for something with more protein
    Pasta or soup is cool for lunch
    Tea sounds ok
    Then try have something in the evening
    What kind of thing could contain more protein? Nut mixes or something?

    And in the evening, something high in protein again?
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    (Original post by neillya1)
    What kind of thing could contain more protein? Nut mixes or something?

    And in the evening, something high in protein again?
    Yer nuts, meats, some beans like soy are high in it but I think they taste like **** and milk.

    And yeah.

    It is a pain in the ass to start with but you do get used to it.
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    Oh and yeah I just read, do HIIT inplace of running if I was you.
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    (Original post by Rucklo)
    Yer nuts, meats, some beans like soy are high in it but I think they taste like **** and milk.

    And yeah.

    It is a pain in the ass to start with but you do get used to it.

    I'll give them a go, see just how bad they taste :p:

    As for HIIT, I'll start that I think, does seem much better than basic cardio.

    Thanks for your help! +rep :yep:
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    (Original post by neillya1)
    I'll give them a go, see just how bad they taste :p:

    As for HIIT, I'll start that I think, does seem much better than basic cardio.

    Thanks for your help! +rep :yep:
    No probs, milk is really good if you have the stomach for large amounts, cheap for amount in it.
 
 
 
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