Need Advise: cut body fat gain muscle.

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    Aug 23, 2012 3:19 AM GMT
    I'm already a member at Planet Fitness but I'm getting a membership at LA Fitness. I want to know what are some workouts that i could do to "cut body fat and gain muscle". Also, I've never lifted weights in my life so keep that in mind when answering.
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    Aug 23, 2012 6:35 AM GMT
    It really depends on alot of different factors, however whether your trying to bulk up or cut up one thing is for sure, your diet has EVERYTHING to do with whether or not you achieve your goals. For tracking your calorie intake there is a great site called fitday.com. It's free and it will enable you to track your calorie intake. For specific advice on training from trainers and other weightlifters try ironmagazine.com. I belong to both and I'm really happy with the results I've gotten. It doesn't happen overnight, however it does happen if you put in the work. I don't know where your located, I belong to 24 hour fitness in Hollywood. I do remember the kinda not knowing where to start feeling when I first started and your on the right track, ASK QUESTIONS. You see a guy in the gym with a nice chest or six pack ask him how he got there, you'll find most guys and females for that matter will be happy to tell you. Try it, if it doesn't work stop doing it, if it does add it to your workout. After 2 years of training I still add and delete things from my workout. Too bad we don't belong to the same gym as it's much easier to show someone than to write it down. Just remember the HARDEST exercise you'll ever do is walking through the front doors on a regular basis. The rest will come with time.

    GOOD LUCK!

    Tha Dawg
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    Aug 23, 2012 7:05 AM GMT
    Hire a trainer. Learn how to use the equipment properly, and how to perform the exercises properly. After you get comfortable with the equipment and the exercises, ditch the trainer and buy Starting Strength...

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    Aug 23, 2012 7:05 AM GMT
    get a trainer. buy some HGH. invest in yourself. you're worth it, right?
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    Aug 23, 2012 3:11 PM GMT
    Unless you're an absolute beginner, in which case doing about anything will help, it is difficult to build significant lean muscle mass and at the same time lose fat. This is why traditionally bodybuilders would bulk and then cut. Leangains is a protocol that builds muscle, albeit at a bit slower rate, and minimizes fat gain - or protects muscle mass while you're cutting. Google for more info if you're interested.

    If you're not too torqued up about it and just want to get into better shape generally then just get into the gym, hire a trainer for a couple of sessions (or maybe your gym will give you some beginner lessons free) to show you what to do then go for it. Some strength training, some cardio.

    Good luck!

    Velociraptor saidget a trainer.


    Ok.

    Velociraptor saidbuy some HGH.


    Really? I don't think so.
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    Aug 23, 2012 11:52 PM GMT
    Personally I think it is very difficult and close to impossible to cut fat and gain muscle at the same time. As a beginner, you may see some progress this way. I tried it and failed miserably. I usually focus on one or the other. Right now I am cutting down to a low body fat then I am going to bulk up as lean as possible.

    The reason I say it is very hard is because typically you need a calorie surplus to gain muscle and you need a calorie deficit to lose fat. I am eating between 2,200 and 2,800 calories a day right now then when I start bulking in about a month, I will eat at least 3,500 calories. This is just how I like to do it and what works for me. Maybe doing both will work for you!

    Best of luck!