Hey guys i'm new here and i've heard abotu your forums so i was wonderign if you guys have any advice on how to improve my workout routine, and maybe point me at some martial arts styles etc that would also improve it right now i walk 40 minutes a day home from college, i will jog from one street crossing to the next, and then rest the next. this is done while wearing a backpack with a textbook and a coat isndie, is this bad? when i get home i proceed to take off the backpack and go straight to diamond pushups. i've been doing diamonds eith my feet up on my bed, about 2 feet up and i do 35 right now, i try for 5 more reps each day. what would be a nice transition from these diamonds to a slightly harder excersize. after the diamonds i do bicep curls with my 35 lb barbell, 12-14 reps. what's the best way to develop muscle with one of these, i sometimes do standign curls, soemtimes sitting with my arm against my leg after the curls i hang my barbell on my fingers on one hand and do finger curls for forearm strength, i do 25 reps usually. is there a better excersize, and would i benefit from more weight. after this i do crunches (50), i try to do 5 more each day. after crunches i do leg raises, i raise my knees to my chest whiel layign on my hands, then lower my knees to a layign position with my legs an inch off the ground then repeat 20 + times. is there a better excersize for this after this i'm sweating pretty well, and i seem to be losing weight at a steady pace leave comments and tips for how to improve this routine, i really need some excersizes to tune my hips and twisting power. also what sorts of martial arts are very active for weight loss and muscle gain, i've been looking at muay thai and brazillian jiu jitsu. Edit: i read that running before working out is not beneficial, any response to that?