I am an obese person and have been working out for about two months now, I’ve been doing 30min cardio and 30 min lifting (usually upper body 3 x 10-12 , 110-130 lbs depending on area).

I know that I could do a better routine to build muscle , but my question is , Is there something wrong with building muscle and transitioning from obese to endomorph body type or should I go from obese to “fit” to endomorph? If I can transition directly , what exercise do you recommend weightlifting wise?

I started at 410 lbs , this is my current body composition.

Body composition Body types

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    Just as an aside, those classifications have been kind of debunked for years now.
    – JohnP
    May 16, 2018 at 19:41
  • @JohnP Good to know, but I’m using this as a reference of what I would like to work for.
    – Ch32k0
    May 16, 2018 at 21:02
  • I agree with JohnP that we should strive for different classifications, but I tend to accept the somatotypes for one thing: I know what people mean when they use them, so it helps speed the dialogue along.
    – Alec
    May 16, 2018 at 22:54
  • Yes, I’m using it as a reference , it would take me longer to explain and I used the picture so people understand what build I want to work for.
    – Ch32k0
    May 16, 2018 at 22:55
  • I wrote a somewhat lengthy answer to another question. If I were to write an answer here, I'd probably repeat a lot of it. Please give it a read. fitness.stackexchange.com/questions/37782/…
    – Alec
    May 16, 2018 at 22:56

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Your first step is to go to a doctor, you might have hormonal issues that could stop your progress. After done that I can advice you to focus better on lifting, try using high intensity routines that help you to burn more calories while lifting because it makes your body improve in many good ways (testosterone raise, metabolism boost) and find a good diet with frequent revisions.

This link can give you an idea about how your program should look like https://www.kagedmuscle.com/blogs/8-week-hardcore-trainer/overview-program#page_title

Even if you don't want to be a thin guy you still need to follow the same path

  • Thanks for taking the time to answer. Is that a common issue ? Regarding the diet I’m following my nutritionist specifications.
    – Ch32k0
    May 18, 2018 at 16:54

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