Starting out

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    Jul 16, 2010 1:15 AM GMT
    So i'm 20 yrs old, and due to the parties/beer i've ended up in a place I don't want to be (concerning my body, of course). Playing hockey for 9 years growing up and genetically i'm no "little guy". I'm currently around 5'11 175-179, depending on the time of day. Not really setting a weight goal, just more of a goal where i'm comforable in my own skin. I unfortunately, took up smoking about 2 years ago lol, but i'm planning on quitting the 19th of this month. So basically i'm trying to lose body fat and do some massive cutting as much as I can. I'm not completely oblivious in the gym, just seeing if anyone has some good advice, couldn't hurt getting some oppinions.

    Right now I've decided to go on a diet for a month, here it goes.
    Meal 1 : 3 eggs + 1 cup oatmeal + fruit
    Meal 2 : protein shake + banana
    Meal 3 : tuna + salad
    Meal 4 : Chicken breast + brown rice
    Meal 5 : 1 cup of cottage cheese right before bed

    Running 3-5 miles a day.

    Other then that I really havn't set my workout routine yet. So hopefully I get some good feedback from this. Thanks guys icon_smile.gif. Oh and I posted a couple body pics so i'm hoping they show up soon -.-.
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    Jul 16, 2010 1:24 AM GMT
    Dude, you're 20.. you're a testosterone factory. You don't have a lot of bodyfat. I would make sure and incorporate weight training and maybe even cut back on the cardio depending on how your body responds.

    You got nothing to worry about.
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    Jul 16, 2010 2:10 AM GMT
    agree with other poster . u def have age on ur side . and ur eating way to little at all for someone ur height and weight. rather than lose weight just build muscle.

    I always recommend starting strength and if want do the accessories . that way u lay a great foundation and will have all 3 heavy compound movements in there. so that way u can bulk up and burn fat at the same time . U dont have to bulk per say but def eat more other wise ur body will go into a catabolic state and u will be one of those guys that look the same every year and wonder why no progress.
    for instance in protein u should be gettin at least 190 grams to 250 grams of protein at least .

    or depending on how much time u have here are grouping of splits

    3 - Push/Pull/Legs or a back/chest, shoulder arm, legs
    ----Never done push pull routines, but am doing the second now, and like it quite a bit.
    4 - Back/bi, chest/tri, shoulder, legs
    ----Also done this split, Again, liked it
    5 - Chest/Back/Bitri/Shoulders/Legs
    ----Done this too. Good.

    but i would def do the starting strength to start to build a great foundation


    any other questions PM me .

    spence ..


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    Jul 16, 2010 2:31 AM GMT
    Thanks guys, appreciate the responses. Maybe I am overdoing it a little icon_razz.gif. Want to be ripped but I guess I have some time.
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    Jul 16, 2010 2:35 AM GMT
    Good luck with the quitting! It's not as easy as it looks.
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    Jul 16, 2010 2:36 AM GMT
    jlly_rnchr saidGood luck with the quitting! It's not as easy as it looks.


    Yea no kidding lol, i've tried once before and made it a week icon_neutral.gif
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    Jul 16, 2010 3:14 AM GMT
    Any more advice guys? :[
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    Jul 16, 2010 7:59 AM GMT
    you are eating the right kind of stuff in that plan, but I would say more too, esp more carbs and more vegetables. i always roll my eyes when i read stuff like "meal 4, 3 almonds". I mean, srsly.

    I´m gonna suggest to you what I suggested to greygull: do circuits and do HIIT. You are in good shape from the pics, just need a bit of tweaking. Circuits 3 times a week will make a big difference and if you do two days of intervals a week you´ll be ripped in a matter of months (you will have done them in hockey training even if you don´t realise it) . But for that to work you have to eat or you will get exhausted.
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    Jul 17, 2010 3:27 AM GMT
    Lostboy saidyou are eating the right kind of stuff in that plan, but I would say more too, esp more carbs and more vegetables. i always roll my eyes when i read stuff like "meal 4, 3 almonds". I mean, srsly.

    I´m gonna suggest to you what I suggested to greygull: do circuits and do HIIT. You are in good shape from the pics, just need a bit of tweaking. Circuits 3 times a week will make a big difference and if you do two days of intervals a week you´ll be ripped in a matter of months (you will have done them in hockey training even if you don´t realise it) . But for that to work you have to eat or you will get exhausted.


    Thanks man!