I'm currently trying to lose fat and build/keep what muscle I have. I have a high bodyfat %, probably something around 40-45%.
I've lowered my daily calorie intake, and *just* started working out, and in the past I've only done cardio (hiking, walking, elliptical). I'm trying to add more weight training to my weekly work out so I won't lose what muscle I have along with the fat.
Since I can't afford my local gym, I've been doing body weight exercises. Currently my workout includes a circuit of:
lunges (x20), pushups (x10), squats (x20), dumbbell lifts (~20lbs) x10, jumping jacks (x35), planks (min. 20 seconds)
I try to go through this circuit 3 times without any breaks. And this weekend finally managed to do that. (Before I could only get through it twice without a break.)
I have a lot of fat to lose, so I'm figuring this is enough to at least get me started. But I wanted to get a second opinion... do you think this will at least help me NOT lose muscle and maybe even build some? I am very much in the dark when it comes to muscle workouts, but what little I've done I'm loving it. Any other exercises you can recommend are always helpful too!
Thread: Working out without a gym