NewB looking for help!
Just joined here this week but I've been training at my local gym now for a couple months. My question to anyone with an opinion is, am I doin the right sort of work out? I'm inclined to think I should be doin things differently. I'll put in my goals, stats and current training below so you can give me your opinion.
My Goals are kinda simple, loose bodyfat and add to the muscle I already have. I hurt my shoulders a few years back so have been strengthening them but they're feelin much better now.
My Stats, these are pretty rough so go easy Lol!
Height: 5' 10"
Quads:Still to measure but not a problem area, always had muscley legs havin to carry me around
Calves:Still to measure but as above
Now the bit I'm unsure about, my training.
I usually train three days a week monday/wednesday/friday with some cardio (walkin the dog)in the days in between.
Start with a warm up:5 mins on the rower
1 hour cardio:split between bike, stepper and cross trainer
Resistance: Mostly done on the machines
Leg press 2x15reps at 180kg
chest press 2x12 reps at 50kgs
leg curls 2 x 12 reps @ 20kgs
lateral pull downs 2x12 reps @ 50kgs
pec dec 2x 12 reps @ 40kgs
leg extensions 2x12reps@ 40kgs
shoulder press 2x12reps @ 40kgs
lateral pulls 2x12 reps@40kgs
3x15 reps ab crunches
3x15 back extensions
Stretches and cool down to finish
Now my problem is although I can do all the excercises at the weights noted I'm always totally knackered afterwards for the next like two days. From what I've read here my routine that I've been given is actually pretty bad and is probably restricting my improvement. I have lost a bit of weight (half a stone since starting) and my bodyfat percentage has dropped quite a lot, but should I be improving faster? My diets not the best, but I'm reading up on that.
Please please please any advise is welcomed!