Diet and training

  • GayAznKiD

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    Sep 16, 2011 9:32 AM GMT
    Hi, I've read the workout plans on this site. They sound kind of hardcore since I'm just starting to go to the gym. I want to have a stocky body and then proceed to a muscular one. I understand that this will take a long time. What do I eat and what should I avoid? What are some exercise recommendations?
  • HopefulMuscle

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    Sep 16, 2011 3:18 PM GMT
    GayAznKiD saidHi, I've read the workout plans on this site. They sound kind of hardcore since I'm just starting to go to the gym. I want to have a stocky body and then proceed to a muscular one. I understand that this will take a long time. What do I eat and what should I avoid? What are some exercise recommendations?


    First thing that has to change are eating habits, eat more like a bird. Cut out fat, sugars and sweets. For exercise, kickboxing, weightlifting, and running does the trick for me. Hope that was any help.
  • Lincsbear

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    Sep 16, 2011 3:30 PM GMT
    For a good base to develop your fitness you need to do some cardio, like walking,running,swimming,cycling,rowing,etc.Whatever else you do,this will be a good start.Take it gently at first,say twenty minutes two or three times a week.Give yourself two days off for resting.Then gradually up the intensity to the required level.
    To develop muscle,you need to lift weights do and resistance exercises and eat 1,5g/kg. of body weight of good quality,low fat protein.Again,gently to start.
    You need to cut the saturated animal fat from your diet.Also,junk and processed food.Eat lots of fruit and vegetables,unrefined carbohydrate.
    When exercising (and after) drink plenty of water.
    Best wishes!
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    Sep 16, 2011 4:07 PM GMT
    You are smart to look for plans and routines, but do not let your quest for perfect solutions slow you down.

    Rule one: show up. The rest generally takes care of itself if you just show up.

    Rule two: If you can only swim one lap, then swim it. A few days later swim two laps. The next time swim three. Soon you will be swimming tons of laps.

    The same philosophy applies to any kind of exercise you undertake.

    Also, you will learn more from a good trainer at the beginning than from all the advice columns and forum message on the internet. But again, dont let that slow you down. Keep going.
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    Sep 16, 2011 4:17 PM GMT
    Run 5 times per week. At the gym, do lots of reps with light weight. Don't eat sugar. Eat small portions 5 or 6 times per day.
  • natertots

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    Sep 16, 2011 7:01 PM GMT
    GayAznKiD saidHi, I've read the workout plans on this site. They sound kind of hardcore since I'm just starting to go to the gym.

    If I could ever have been given advice when I first started working out, it would have been to not fear getting "hardcore." Utilize your resources here to the best of your ability. Realize that you'll get what you put in, and if you want a hardcore body, you've gotta work for it hardcore.

    I'm not gonna lie, this was a big mental block for me until recently... I wanted some "magic pill," or whatever... but ultimately, giving up the booze for a while, giving up eating out, and kicking my ass in the gym 5 days a week is going to get me the results I'm looking for.

    Visualize the win man! You can do it!
  • GayAznKiD

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    Sep 17, 2011 7:26 PM GMT
    Wow thanks everyone!! The advice seems to be within what I can do.

    What are some examples of food I should be eating and avoiding?
  • HopefulMuscle

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    Sep 17, 2011 7:34 PM GMT
    GayAznKiD saidWow thanks everyone!! The advice seems to be within what I can do.

    What are some examples of food I should be eating and avoiding?


    Obvious foods to avoid are the ho-hos, twinkies, suzy Qs, etc. Foods to have are the greens and lean meats, chicken is the key to immortality (lol not rly, just good to eat). Fruits will become your best friends for snack cravings. Keep it simple, try not to strees yourself out. It's allright to indulge once in a blue moon, its all in moderation.