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    Ok, so i've recently been "informed that my routine is quite bad" and well considering it does take up a hell of alot of time and is alot of effort, I was wandering what is wrong with it, that is stopping me for "trimming the edges" with regards to the last part of my weight loss.

    y Routine is as follows:
    Monday Gym:
    30 mins treadmill - 6.5 killometres, 500 calories
    15 mins Cross Trainer - 230ish calories
    20 mins resistance training (Dumbbell work, sorry don't actually know the names of the things i'm doing, just emulating other guys in the gym)

    45 - 60 min Jog

    Repeat Monday


    Friday Swim:
    At least 64 lengths, aprox 40 mins

    Rest or Repeat Wednesday

    Depending on Saturday, Rest or repeat Wednesday.

    So where am I going wrong?

    Well, from you other post, you were basically doing only the t-shirt muscles with your dumbells. You're leaving out probably 60-70% (if not more) of your musculature. Plus, we don't know the structure of what you're doing and the intensity; but I can say with a high level of certainty that it was significantly sub-optimal. You're just doing the same small insignificant isolation exercises of little muscles, three times a week. You will get potentially harmful muscle imbalances.

    Also, you're doing cardio before weights; which is usually a good way to get poor results (at best) and injured (at worst).

    More important for fat loss, is your diet. We don't know what that is, but if you are still losing weight, then it's probably at least on the right track.

    You can follow a good beginner barbell exercise routine that will get you stronger, more muscular (if you eat enough) and will be a balanced routine that hits all muscles.

    Starting Strength is pretty much the gold standard these days: http://startingstrength.wikia.com/wi..._Strength_Wiki. This can be tweaked to suit your needs and goals, but the fundamental base must be adhered to.
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