Hey guys, was hoping you might be able to help me out.
For those of you that haven't followed my thread, I have lost 28-30lbs so far, going from just under 200 to around the 170 mark (i'm 6'0" tall). However, I still find myself carrying a lot of fat, the dreaded "skinny fat". I also have terrible posture, my hips tilt forwards, my back and shoulders are rounded and my neck stick forwards.
My long term goal is to improve posture, improve my body shape and to generally look and feel fitter.
So, I have a number of things I am doing but I'm not sure if I am degrading the benefit of one thing by doing the other.
b) Additional workouts to help posture - external rotations and bent over rows to build upper/middle back and lots and lots of chest stretching to help rounded shoulders. Lots of deep hamstring stretching to balance against simplefit squats to help align hips.
c) Cardio - skipping, swimming and football (soccer)
d) Still following a diet routine of 1500-1600kcal per day.
I know the basics, reduce calorie intake lower than expenditure to lose weight.; raise calorie intake above expenditure and lift heavy weights to bulk up.
But what should I do? Should I maybe take the diet out of the equation for now? Go back to normal eating? Should I reduce the cardio? Or do I still continue to cut, concentrating on the cardio and diet and just do the simplefit and additional bodyweight exercises to help and build a little muscle?
Thanks in advance for all your advice
(I'm going to cross post this into the other forum too as a separate thread)