I'm New and need some advice

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    Jul 13, 2007 8:42 AM GMT
    I am new to trying to become toned, fit and trim, I only play tennis on weekends and don't tend to watch what i eat, but to become more physically attractive i am going to change all that.

    Any advice for a newcomer???

    My stats

    Hight: 6Ft
    Weight: 130Lbs
    Excercise:30 mins cardio, HR 120-150 Starting today with attention to upper body excercises.

    Thank you in advance for any advice I recieve

    Shane
  • omahaeight

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    Jul 13, 2007 11:58 AM GMT
    It really helps me to keep a calorie log so I know for sure I'm eating enough to gain. Also eat more protein and try Muscle Milk or something similar to supplement. Good luck!
  • MSUBioNerd

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    Jul 13, 2007 7:34 PM GMT
    If you're 6 foot tall and 130 pounds, you're nowhere near chunky. You're actually significantly underweight, so unless you're going for irony, you might want to reconsider the screen name. I had very similar stats for a long time.

    www.fitday.com is an easy way to track calorie consumption. You'll need to increase yours. That's true of basically anyone trying to gain weight.

    Substantial cardio exercise will make it hard to gain weight. The authors of From Scrawny to Brawny recommend very little cardio work for those trying to gain weight, and the cardio you do they say should primarily be interval training--short stretches of as fast as you can move, alternating with slightly longer stretches of moderate speed.

    Overall, pure muscle bulk is built primarily by low repetition numbers on high weights, and tone by high reps at low weights. Some people will tell you to do one of them first, then the other; others will tell you to alternate throughout your whole process. There are pros and cons to each approach.
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    Jul 13, 2007 7:45 PM GMT
    at your height why would you want to trim down? tone up is one thing - but my goodness, I don't think I weight that little since 8th grade - and I'm nowhere near as tall as you!
  • Lincsbear

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    Jul 16, 2007 4:14 PM GMT
    Chunky Shane,you`re underweight for your height.I`m six foot tall and come in at 185 pounds and consider myself trim,with a thirty four waist!To generally develop a good physique,I`m recommend (depending how fit you are now)three 30 minute cardio sessions a week to start with.Then build up as you get fitter.And eat more calories every day to keep your body fueled up!For muscle gain,it`s weight training and more protein in your diet.Best wishes and good luck!