New to the website with a burning fitness question :)

  • RedCedar

    Posts: 42

    Jan 11, 2010 9:51 PM GMT
    Hey guys I'm a new member to the RealJock forums and so far it's been great reading up on what everyone had to say about fitness and other more colorful aspects of life icon_razz.gif
    So for my first post I'm going to jump in and ask that which has been burning in my mind for the last week. For the last couple of months I've been going on with this program I compiled on my own after a couple of weeks of "studying" online articles and comments. I could still work on losing more fat but I think I should start the workout program that is offered on this website. I started Day 1 of Week 1 today and although I didn't manage to achieve every rep goal, I have never felt so energized and pumped.
    I'm up for sticking with the workout plans and for the past couple of months I've adopted a much healthier lifestyle and great eating patterns. I'm a size medium now and I'm about 5 foot 10 and weigh 180 pounds.
    I'm not asking for a picture perfect eating schedule but I do want to know what kind of eating plan I should follow. I know that the RJ workout 12 week plan is meant for better overall health and that's what I'm aiming for, but I do want to keep losing fat while developed better core musculature and cardio health.
    There's a couple of eating plans on this website such as the 1800, 2100, 2300, etc.. calorie regimens.
    I know I shouldn't follow the high calorie ones since I'm still technically a beginner, but I'm not sure if I should follow the 1800 one or the 2300 one for example.
    I'll be checking up on any replies. Thanks for any opinions you can offer.
  • RedCedar

    Posts: 42

    Jan 11, 2010 11:51 PM GMT
    pfft...30 views and no replies... xD
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    Jan 12, 2010 1:05 AM GMT
    Don't worry. Some of the more experienced guys will reply.
    Just have some patience icon_smile.gif
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    Jan 12, 2010 1:09 AM GMT
    You need to determine your lean body mass, then, look at your goals, and compute your calories from there. It's all science, but, not really something you can do without the starting point.
  • PipHop

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    Jan 12, 2010 1:14 AM GMT
    i was just going to tell him to message youicon_wink.gif
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    Jan 12, 2010 1:33 AM GMT
    yeah i would say "Ask Chucky" too.

    Other than that - I think you should be more concerned with eating enough (of the right stuff) to give yourself enough energy to complete your routine without fatigue-ing too early.
  • RedCedar

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    Jan 12, 2010 2:33 AM GMT
    I got an email from a ParkourPump. Thanks guys icon_smile.gif
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    Jul 15, 2010 11:00 PM GMT
    did u get the response . do u know ur body fat which is a greater question . to further get a accurate number .
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    Jul 15, 2010 11:06 PM GMT
    Also check out http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/12_week_daily_video_trainer_main.htm which offers workout vids three days a week and then eating and motivation tips the others days.