New to lifting?
I just recently decided to start weight training I want to get fit and build lean muscle? I currently do 30 min intensive cardio and 30 min on weights. I'm not really sure where to start or if there is any rules I should follow advice needed?!?
Remember diet is as important as working out. High protein to build muscle, cut down on fats so the muscles can't hide! I would suggest splitting up your cardio and lifting days though. One hour work out lifting, then do one hour cardio following day. This gives your muscles time to recover. Learn your own body as everyone will give you different advice because everyone's body works differently
Some people like to separate body parts into two groups, then work them on alternating days. This way you can lift every day. If you are doing cardio every second day I would suggest a total body work out as your muscles are getting rest on your cardio days. Don't forget a rest day once a week where you relax!
Nikki, congratulations on deciding to add some strength training to your workouts. I highly recommend that you follow a structured lifting regime. Starting Strength or StrongLifts are great programs for beginners. Scotty gave you some good information about finding what works best for you.
Just remember this simple fact: losing weight is about burning more calories than you eat. OR eating less calories than you burn. Either way, make sure you have your nutrition in order or else it won't matter how much cardio you do, you won't lose weight.
And when you reach your goal weight (because I'm 100% confident that you WILL), you may want to dive into more details about what KINDS of food you're eating. But that's a discussion for another day perhaps. Good luck!