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training good but strength, fitness all good but..

Hi

I'm weighing in at 14 stone 6 lbs, and here's my split for the week...

mon chest & tris
tues 5 aside football for an hour plus 3 mile run
weds shoulders & back
thurs about to begin swimming
fri day off
sat c.v & biceps
sunday day off


Not on any anything at the moment bar protein shakes after training only.

A lean me is about 13 stone 6lbs, but I lose all my arms and chest being that light whilst maintaining good shoulders and back, 5ft 10 ins 28 years old and stocky.

Basically very happy with my strength and build bar the following: -

abs/torso (I run, i do sit ups, I do leg raises and I do torso twists aswell)

glutes (were ok but I suppose they've got a bit bigger due to overall mass)

Packed in squats coz my trousers were getting too small and I was losing my sprint speed, and that was only after a month of squats (got up to 215kgs x 6reps @ 14 stone on the smith machine)

Fitness is fine can run 5 miles easy...

So.. what do I do in order to trim the torso, abs and glutes down??

I think I am training pretty dam hard as it is, and doing all the major exercises bar squat.

Sorry for the irratating questions but I was wondering if anyone thinks swimming or circuit training is going to help??

Thanks
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    tbowman
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    RE: training good but strength, fitness all good but.. 2004/02/26 18:40:42 (permalink)
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    No squats?
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    mikiesb
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    RE: training good but strength, fitness all good but.. 2004/02/27 09:56:41 (permalink)
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    Although I should do squats, I don't.

    My legs are quite big/strong naturally with NO training whatsoever.

    I play football once a week and run twice a week, if I start doing leg work my legs become too big and it slows me down in a sprint and I don't want that.

    I think doing 215kgs x 6 reps on a smith with just 4 weeks worth of squats tells me that my legs are strong enough.

    Current 1 rep max P.B's are -

    Deadlift 190Kg
    Squat on Smith 230kg
    Normal flat bench 130kg
    Military press standing barbell 100kg (pushing more than my own bodyweight above my head is good)

    I agree that if I pushed the squats further it would help my overall look and strength, but I don't want my legs any bigger because it's a nightmare getting trousers/jeans to fit as it is.

    I am in good proportion bar abs/torso..

    Went swimming last night for the 1st time in 10 years properly and did ok..

    Any ideas??
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    AUTIGER
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    RE: training good but strength, fitness all good but.. 2004/02/27 15:53:43 (permalink)
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    squats make your whole body bigger.
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    BigDirk
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    RE: training good but strength, fitness all good but.. 2004/02/27 22:44:02 (permalink)
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    squats shouldnt make u slower either, if anything ive found my speed increasing as my leg strength does
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    RE: training good but strength, fitness all good but.. 2004/02/27 22:49:33 (permalink)
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    if you are worried about losing dynamosity with squats try using a little less weight and do more reps explosively that should more then likely IMPROVE your accelleration, top speed and speed endurance with other sprint training.
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