Okay, I'm 6' 1'' 185lbs. I'm slender except over the past year I've accumulated a small gut and some funny looking love handles. My goal is to get rid of the belly and handles while working on my upper body. Once I trim and I'm somewhat happy with my upper body I will switch over to a full body routine. Here is my exercise routine. 3 days a week I lift alone and do the same thing every time: 30 minutes on the elliptical while trying to maintain a heart rate of 130 beats/min so I burn fat and not muscle. I then go to machine weights I do Pectoral Fly first. 3 sets of 8 starting with 160lbs, 175, lbs, then 190lbs. Then I do Arm Curls next. 3 sets of 8 starting with 90lbs, 115 lbs, then 130lbs. I then move onto Shoulder Press. Again 3 sets of 8. I'm a puss here so I stick with 80lbs all 3 sets. Then I do some other machine where I keep my elbows next to my waist and pull down on a bar with 60lbs. Dunno what area I'm working here. I do 3 sets of 8. Finally I do dips. It's just two bars sticking out and I dip down and lift my body up. I do this 30 times... Two days a week I lift with a partner and we stick to free weights. We focus on Bench Press, Military Press, and dumbbell chest exercises. The other two days I take off. On to my diet. I used to eat crap food non stop. I've switched to eating tuna, chicken, wheat bread, milk, juice, lean beef, fruit, etc... Once in a while I'll have a pop and a fatty meal but I'm doing pretty good compared to what I used to eat. I also take a daily vitamin. I take no supplements. Anyways I would like you health guru's to tell me what I'm doing wrong. Should I start taking supplements? My goal is to be healthier and to look good with my shirt off. I'm not wanting to look like Bateman. Am I lifting too little or should I stop focusing solely on upper body? I have no clue.