Lose weight/gain muscle is my goal. I know that sort of sounds simple? But that's what I want. Sounds simple, but its not at all.
I joined the gym on Tuesday and so far from memory I've done:
- Treadmill for 10 mins
- Shoulder Press
- Leg press
- low/high pulleys
- Back workout
- Squat workout
- Exercise Bike to cool down
- rowing exercise
- pretty much the same from tuesday
- whey protein drink during workout/after workout
did the same yesterday and today really, and some other things like just lifting, etc.
i haven't got the names of the cable machines all memorised as of yet, or a set plan, but yeah i've drank whey protein during/after my workout for the past 3 days, is that bad?
A couple things. First, is that the order of the exercises you're doing? If so, there are definitely some issues with it. Do the big muscles first...meaning doing shoulder presses before you do chest (whether it be bench press or whatever) is a mistake. The shoulders play a role in chest exercises, so what you're doing is tiring them out thus making your chest workout less effective cause you wont be able to handle as much weight. Also leg press before squat i dont like, leg press is more of a finisher type exercise...do squats first.
I think you've maybe got a little too much going on each workout. You'd probably be better off splitting it up (by muscle groups). An error alot of people make is doing too many exercises in one workout. They'll bounce from machine to machine to machine thinking the more exercises they do the better....and not even getting the full benefit from each lift. Rather than doing 6 or 7 different lifts per workout, try just doing 3 or 4 at the most and knock them out the park. Keep it simple. If you try and cram way too much into one workout right off the bat you'll probably get burned out to the point you start dreading going to the gym....and that will be that.
Im currently only doing one lift a day (thats the name of the routine) and loving it. Its an ideal program for me as the workouts are fast, and the program along with your goals is very cut and dry. If the weights didnt go up, you failed! I followed this routine for a few months a couple years ago and i have no idea why i even stopped in the first place. I dont think it would fit your goals though, as its more of a powerlifting type routine.