General advice

  • bluerdeep

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    Jul 06, 2013 4:41 AM GMT
    Hey guys, so forgive me if I posted this in the wrong forum. I was just looking for some advice. I am looking to start weight lifting a bit, and I'm not sure how I should go about it. I do mostly cardio right now and I've occasionally lifted small weights (<20 pounds usually). I do have a gym membership and I'm looking to start building muscle mass.

    My main questions are...

    What type of routine should I do for sHey guys, so forgive me if I posted this in the wrong forum. I was just looking for some advice. I am looking to start weight lifting a bit, and I'm not sure how I should go about it. I do mostly cardio right now and I've occasionally lifted small weights (<20 pounds usually). I do have a gym membership and I'm looking to start building muscle mass.

    My main questions are...

    What type of routine should I do for starting out?
    Should I use any supplements?
    Any other advice?tarting out?
    Should I use any supplements?
    Any other advice?
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    Jul 06, 2013 4:51 AM GMT
    For sure, strengthen your core. Cable machine, side bends, back extensions all strengthen your core. From there, consider utilizing a personal trainer for a few sessions in order to learn some routines with proper form. Nutrition is part of the formula. Read. Water is essential all through the day.

    Suerte!
  • bluerdeep

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    Jul 06, 2013 4:15 PM GMT
    Thanks man, I appreciate the advice.
  • mybud

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    Jul 06, 2013 6:28 PM GMT
    Several questions first....

    Do you gain weight easily?

    Are you comfortable lifting heavier weight?

    Why do ya think you need to do cardio when your fairly lean?..Looked at yo pic.

  • bluerdeep

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    Jul 06, 2013 6:42 PM GMT
    I do gain weight pretty easily if I eat fattening foods, most of the time I eat really well though. I do cardio just for heart health, heart disease runs in my family. And I don't really know. I can't lift too much right now. I have a 25 lb kettle bell and doing the basic workout is pretty hard for me ( I have to air ball it at times ), if that gives u any ideas.
  • tuffguyndc

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    Jul 07, 2013 3:01 AM GMT
    i recommend utilizing a trainer. like myself but you do not live in dc. ha ha ha anyhow, i will also tell you to stop doing cardio. be prepared to eat tons and tons of food because you will need the calories to put on the mass.

    here is what i do for my clients like you. i break up the body parts.

    chest and back
    legs and shoulder
    arms are optional for my clients
    each muscle group has to be worked twice a week.
    i make them do pushups and pullups. those are great exercises to build strength and core exercises
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    Jul 07, 2013 2:43 PM GMT
    if you are starting i strongly recommend doing mark rippetoe's 5*5, really good to get the basics under control
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    Jul 07, 2013 2:55 PM GMT
    Don't neglect the eating part. It's so difficult to eat right amount of calories.
  • bluerdeep

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    Jul 07, 2013 3:24 PM GMT
    Thanks for the suggestions everyone. I actually made an appt with a personal trainer in my area (220 for 4 hr). I was thinking about getting a pull up bar so I would have one to use in the house. In terms of food, are there any dietary supplements worth taking?
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    Jul 07, 2013 3:31 PM GMT
    bluerdeep saidThanks for the suggestions everyone. I actually made an appt with a personal trainer in my area (220 for 4 hr). I was thinking about getting a pull up bar so I would have one to use in the house. In terms of food, are there any dietary supplements worth taking?

    I am not an expert also I am kind of beginner. At the moment I just take a whey protein supplement, nothing else.
    There are just too many of these supplements, you may have to do some research online on your own. Initially it's easier to gain muscle mass, hence a good normal diet should be more than enough.
  • bluerdeep

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    Jul 08, 2013 4:22 PM GMT
    Thanks bro icon_smile.gif