Advice for better results?

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    Sep 22, 2008 5:01 AM GMT
    Okay, so since early/mid July I have been working out 5 times a week. It's great, I love going to the gym, I hate when I am to busy to go. I have definately seen improvements in my body. My muscles are bigger and there is left fat on my stomatch.

    But I want better results. I really want bigger, my defined muscles, and I want less, if any, fat on my stomatch and lower back.

    The amount of wieght I am able to left has increased dramatically since July. I also eat a lot more. But a lot more protien and fruits and vegatables. I've cut down a lot on sweets and sadly, have given up regularly eating pasta.

    My work for the week is basically divided up like this: One day a week I work out...
    Chest and Triceps
    Back and Biceps
    Biceps and Triceps

    I try to run 1 mile after my work out everyday (should I run before instead?). The order changes as the week allows. Sometimes I don't go to the gym two days in a row, usually, the two days are seperate. I also try to keep the days I work out any part of my arm seperate by at least one day.

    I also usually go back and forth from working out (example) my chest and triceps. I'll do one exercise for chest and then imediately work out my triceps and then back and forth.

    So basically, what can I do to really advance my results. I know it takes time for exercise to change your body. I just think that I may not being doing the most work for the best results.

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    Sep 22, 2008 6:08 AM GMT
    Hmm it sounds like you are doing everything great. Are you taking any vitamins? Make sure to take multi-vitamin. CLA, and flaxseed oil..... Also, when are you eating the fruit, it is great you are cutting back on sweets, make sure that if you do eat the fruit its either when u eat in morning or right after a workout, its a simple carb, so the sugars in the fruit help with recovery, just eat it within an hour or so after a workout. Make sure that all protein is as lean as you can get, and have a portion of protein every time you eat. And definitely make sure you are getting enough sleep at night, and one day a week to at least rest and not do anything so your body can repair itself.
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    Sep 22, 2008 9:33 AM GMT
    Simple rules of getting bigger are quite simple, be consistent, don't over do it and be patient.

    Be consistent: Work at your schedule consistently and stick to a schedule that you can change every 6-8 weeks.

    Don't over do it: Have regular breaks of 1-2 weeks between schedules as this is the time you will grow.

    The last point is the most important - Patience.

    You will not grow big in 12 weeks (as an example). It's going to take time.

    Many of my successful friends who have got good size have really been working at it a long time and I mean at the minimum 3 years. 5 years is usually the amount of time you can expect to get a good physique.

    Plan over this period and you may even find you can achieve your goals sooner but be realistic about them.

    Your diet sounds great to be honest but balance your carbs so you have carbs in the morning and as little at night - you don't have to give up pasta as this is a good source of carbs to get your day started on.

    Make sure you drink enough water as well and have a look at, there are some great tips there as well.

    Good luck!

  • GQjock

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    Sep 22, 2008 9:59 AM GMT
    Without going into more detail about each workout
    I think there are two things you might want to consider
    First is diet
    make sure you're taking in enough calories
    and eating cleanly...which means no fats hi protein and lo carbs

    also the running everyday might be holding your gains back
    You might want to increase the lifting a bit and decrease the cardio
  • TexanMan82

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    Sep 23, 2008 1:46 PM GMT
    [quote]nd eating cleanly...which means no fats hi protein and lo carbs[/quote]

    No, you need fats. They are every bit important as protein and carbohydrates.