Originally Posted by BendtheBar
I Just want to look good. How do I train and eat?
I have no desire to be a bodybuilder or powerlifter. I just want to add maybe 10 pounds of muscle, lose 20-50 pounds of fat, add a bit of strength, and look good without my shirt on, or in a bikini.
--How should I train and eat?
--How much, if any cardio is needed?
--Can I build muscle and lose fat at the same time?
The answer to the above is: It depends.
Each person has to be given their own individual context and this begins with the personal interview (whether by e-mail, in-person, or by telephone) to learn lifestyle (work, etc), personal particulars (such as: medications, health or physical issues, age, sex, weight, etc), exercise equipment (at home, gym, or have to use body weight), recent history, and other important information that point to and address successful completion.