Looking for advice.

  • Geoedward

    Posts: 657

    Jul 15, 2010 1:21 AM GMT
    I have just taken a couple pictures of myself and my body. I am so depressed. I have so much work to do. I know I will look back on the pictures and laugh. I have only been working out full time for 3 weeks.
    Please give me your advice.
    My workouts:
    Date / / SETS REPS WEIGHT
    1 Leg Press 3 12 290
    2 Calf Raises 3 12 290
    3 Seated leg curls 3 12 80
    4 Bench Press 3 12 50
    5 D B Flyes 3 12 20
    6 Lat Pulldowns 3 12 50
    7 DB Shoulder Press 3 12 25
    8 DB Curls 3 12 20
    9 DB Skull Crushers 3 12 40
    10 Crunches 3 20 0
    11 Back Extensions 3 20 0

    Date / / SETS REPS WEIGHT
    1 Stationary Lunges 3 12 30
    2 Squats 3 12 70
    3 Incline Bench Press 3 12 50
    4 Pull Ups 3 12 70
    5 DB Skull Crushers 3 12 40
    6 Dips 3 12 body
    7 Pully Curls 3 12 35
    8 DB kickbacks 3 12 10
    9 Db Flyes 3 12 20
    10 Machine Curls 3 12 30
    11 Bicycles 3 12

    Date / / SETS REPS WEIGHT
    1 Leg Press 3 12 290
    2 Calf Raises 3 12 290
    3 Dips 3 12 body
    4 Seated Rows 3 12 50
    5 DB Incline flyes 3 12 20
    6 Lateral Raises 3 12 15
    7 DB kickbacks 3 12 10
    8 DB Hammer Curls 3 12 20
    9 Tricep Press Down 3 20 40
    10 Pully Curls 3 20 40
    11 Crunches 3 20
    12 Back Extensions 3 20

    Daily eating:
    6AM - 2 cups blue berries, 1 banana, 2 Tbl PB, 1 cup milk in a blender + 1 bottle of water, t cups of coffee
    9AM - 1 kashi bar and a small lunch bag of grapes, 1 bottle of water
    12PM - Turkey sandwich on whole grain bread - w low fat mayo, 1 apple and 1 bottle of water
    2PM Hand full of walnuts, peanuts and almonds, 1 bottle of water
    4PM cup of yogurt, and an apple with 1Tbl peanut butter + 1 bottle of water
    5pm workout
    6:30PM ride home - 1 banana, 1 low fat chocolate milk, 1 apple + 1 bottle of water
    7:30PM dinner - steak, rice, steamed vegetables + water or Chicken breast + steamed vegetables, 1 bottle of water
    9PM fruit or pretzels or a cup of low fat chocolate ice cream
    10:30Bed
  • Bunjamon

    Posts: 3161

    Jul 15, 2010 4:32 AM GMT
    Get a routine and stick to it! This site has a lot of good resources on workouts, exercises, routines, nutrition, and the forums are packed with stories and advice from guys who know what they're talking about. Do your research, get yourself to a gym where you feel comfortable, learn the basics, and then go hog wild!
  • Geoedward

    Posts: 657

    Jul 15, 2010 6:51 PM GMT
    Hey guys,
    I fogot to add that I do a half hour of cardio 3 days a week as well.
  • Geoedward

    Posts: 657

    Jul 16, 2010 2:14 AM GMT
    I do sit ups, leg raises, crunches, etc. I have been doing them every day for a month. My stomach looks bigger to me. It is a lot harder but I feel like it looks fat. Is it normal to get bigger before it gets smaller? Also what can I do for my chest? I have none. My ribs are the biggest part of my torso.
  • gumbosolo

    Posts: 382

    Jul 16, 2010 2:26 AM GMT
    Geoedward saidIs it normal to get bigger before it gets smaller?


    Yes. When you work out, your tissues swell. It's the same thing that in a few more months with have you stopping to note how unusually swole you look right after a workout.

    There are others so much better qualified to give workout advice than me, but patience. Change will come in small increments. And in your fervor to effect change as fast as you can, don't overdo it and injure yourself.

    Good for you for getting started.
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    Jul 16, 2010 8:05 AM GMT
    Geoedward said Also what can I do for my chest? I have none. My ribs are the biggest part of my torso.


    I know the rib feeling haha..

    4 Bench Press 3 12 50
    5 D B Flyes 3 12 20
    dips

    and a bunch of other stuff you are already doing... push ups too. Make sure that you work from the CHEST and don´t cheat with the shoulders. I did this for ages and that´s why my chest didn´t grow.

    you´ve been doing it 3 weeks... srsly.

    Also, you are not eating enough. You are one of the "meal 4, 3 almonds" people icon_eek.gif

    At least have some oatmeal for breakfast. Prob want a little more protein in the earlier part of the day.
  • Geoedward

    Posts: 657

    Jul 16, 2010 2:19 PM GMT
    Thanks Guys,
    I appreciate your help. I know it sounds like I am expecting big changes in 3 weeks. I am not at all. It is the first time I took pictures of my body. I just didn't like waht I saw. Lostboy, I would never guess that you had the issue with the ribs. You look awesome! If I can get myself to look half as good as you do I would be so happy. Thank you so much for the advice.icon_smile.gif
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    Jul 16, 2010 2:51 PM GMT
    Keep your routine. Increase the intensity (either higher weights or higher reps) when it becomes easy.
    Keep your diet, and adjust as necessary for energy and proper nutrition as your workouts increase (more exertion = more need for food).
    Get plenty of sleep, because that's when your body repairs itself and makes gains.
    Last but not least: Patience! That is the key to pretty much everything in life.

    Good luck! icon_biggrin.gif

    PS. Stay off the scale, and stop taking self-pics for the next month or two. They will only disappoint. Give your body time to adjust, then you'll be amazed at the progress.
  • Geoedward

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    Jul 16, 2010 4:45 PM GMT
    Thanks Paul!
  • Geoedward

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    Jul 16, 2010 5:37 PM GMT
    Hey gumbo,
    Thanks for your help!
  • Geoedward

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    Jul 17, 2010 2:47 AM GMT
    Great workout today. I am really starting to love this.icon_smile.gif