I am current 33 yrs old, 122lbs, and 5'8. I have a skinny figure, but my body fat is not where I want it. I haven't been working out for about 7yrs or more. I recently lost 25 lbs (use to weigh 145) due to depression and most of that weight is gone off my gut area which is what made me motivated to start working out again. Anyways I would really like to get toned/ripped like Bruce Lee but keep my skinny physique without getting big and bulky. I do wanna gain some muscle mass but not a whole lot. Certain parts of my body have more body fat than others. I have been doing cardio 3x a week for 30 mins each and I burn around 350 calories each time doing it. And I do weight training on my other days 3x a week.
I get about 1200-1500 calories daily from my diet. My recommended is about 1800. So I don't think I'm eating enough food. Even tho I try to eat more smaller meals. Like 6 a day. Brekfast, lunch, dinner and in between Ill have a small snack like a fruit or granola bar.
But since I'm cutting back on my daily calorie intake and also working out. Will it make getting a ripped body much quicker for me? I'm not sure if I need to buy protein shakes either to help me get there. I don't think Bruce Lee took any protein shake and he ate a lot and I don't think he was a health nut in the foods he ate. I read some of his books and he enjoy eating all kinds of food.
What would be a good workout plan to get me ripped and how long will it take for me to see results?
Is it true that I can workout my abs everyday since they are the core muscles? and I don't have to do many reps since the abs are small muscles. I heard ppl tell meits better to work out bgigger groups of muscles, because the more muscles you have the more calories your body will burn even when you're not training. So to get a six pack quicker should I just focus working out on the bigger muscle groups such as chest, arms, legs?