Fitness plan?

October 21, 2011 by  
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Question by ɹǝsn ooɥɐʎ ǝɯos ʇsnɾ: Fitness plan?
Okay-my stats:
18, Male, 115 lbs.

I’ve been running just about every day, and I’ve gone down from 135 lbs at the beginning of summer to 125 by the end. Then I lost 10 lbs by running at the gym at college. Problem is-I still don’t look like I think I should. I still have slight love handles and my thighs are not…normally sized. (They’re larger than my waist!) Most of the time, it doesn’t bother me-but when I notice other guys, something doesn’t seem right. Any suggestions?

Best answer:

Answer by F
This is a little complex. I would recommend talking to some good personal trainer in a respectable gym.
Running is overrated and also places a lot of stress on the knees and your back.
I think you should start lifting weights and scale down you running. If you add muscle to your frame you will increase your metabolism making it easier for you to get rid of extra fat. It will also give you a more macho look and is also far better training as running is only a cardio exercise. When you run you don´t train several large muscle groups that could otherwise contribute to you looking better and healthier. Also, if you add muscles to your chest, upper arms, shoulders and back in proportion your thighs will not look big!
Since your thighs are larger than you waist I am pretty sure you have excess fat there but don´t have that problem on your upper body. Could that be? Start lifting weights 3-4 times a week and run just once a week for 6-8 months and I am sure you will look very different and feel better.
Good luck!

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