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    Jan 13, 2008 2:21 AM GMT
    Hey Guys,

    I am Monir, living in Paris. I am 21 y/o and I am not happy with my physical appearance. I am a tall guy and slim too. But somehow I am not as muscled as I should be. As a child I have been very active, swimming, gymnastics, soccer... and a lot more. I stopped with everything when I became 15 y/o I think. And just a year ago I tried to do fitness. I was able to finalise a programm of 12 weeks (3 times a week) but I haven't noticed much difference.

    What I want to reach is:

    Lose fat at my belly, lift my ass up, lose fat at my upper legs. My lower legs are perfect because I walk and cycle a lot.

    Then I don't have a chest, which I would like to have. And am disturbed about the fact that I don't have much shoulders.

    I don't understand my anatomy very well, because I am slim and I don't weigh much.

    But anyway, how can I build muscles? Do I need to work out, or should I watch my diet to? (Which is very healthy, no candy and bad sugars, breakfast, lunch and diner, with yoghurt and fruit in between.)

    Thank you guys in advance. icon_cool.gif

    (Oh and I hate fitness! And I don't have much time. Because I am a full-time student, have a job next to that, am a freelancer too and many many other things..pff)

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    Jan 13, 2008 2:37 AM GMT
    Or if there's any topic similar to mine, please do provide a link.
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    Jan 13, 2008 4:17 AM GMT
    Monir--

    If you're serious about fitness, you can't go about it halfway. In other words,

    You put your whole self in

    Then, it's important to let the muscles rest between workouts so you don't overtrain. In other words,

    You take your whole self out.

    Then, again, back to the training, with all your might. In other words,

    You put your whole self in, and
    You shake it all about


    This may be confusing at first, and your head may spin a little. In other words,

    You do the hokey-pokey
    And you turn yourself around


    That's what it's all about.
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    Jan 13, 2008 8:19 AM GMT
    haha, now THAT was creative

    ps: and if anyone is wondering what im doing posting to a forum at 2:20am, my roommate decided to have a party so i can't sleep icon_sad.gif
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    Jan 13, 2008 10:22 AM GMT
    It is important to keep yourself in shape but getting down on yourself will only make getting results that much harder. Frustration is tough. Here is a program that worked for me:

    http://www.gainmuscleandlosefat.com/gain-muscle.html

    go to the link above you'll find tons of free information on training and diet.

    the free bodybuilding course is excellent !

    Best
    Rocky!

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    Jan 13, 2008 12:02 PM GMT
    All you need to do is want it...
    and get yourself into a gym

    If you get on a basic full body weight routine
    start by looking at the workouts on here at RJ
    3-4 times a week you'll see that with some time your tummy will start to shrink and your shoulders will start to grow
    keep walking and cycling
    and get on a sensible diet
    lo-carb
    hi-protein
    and no-fat

    and you'll be un beau mec in no time
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    Jan 13, 2008 3:20 PM GMT
    Hey Guys,

    Thank you very much for your advice. I think it comes down to one thing, discipline! And I should start getting some. Because we have two work-out rooms in our building, free access. And another one in school. So, I have no excuse. Well anyway, I'll start tommorow. And let you guys know about my progress.

    Btw, I saw some people training on a daily basis. My previous trainer told me that I shouldn't work out my muscles on a daily basis. I should give them a day rest. I could do cardio everyday though. Is this true?

    Thnx again,

    Monir
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    Jan 14, 2008 12:04 AM GMT
    You can work out every day, just not target the same muscle group and work it out intensely every day. and yes, you need one day of rest.

    if you look at the RJ work out routines, they are 6-7 day workouts, but one of the days is "active rest" where you do some light cardio (going on a walk) and the other is an extra credit. so yea i suppose you can do cardio on a rest day...you just dont want to train your muscles hard
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    Jan 14, 2008 12:04 AM GMT
    Now
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    Jan 14, 2008 6:35 PM GMT
    txguy1605 saidYou can work out every day, just not target the same muscle group and work it out intensely every day. and yes, you need one day of rest.

    if you look at the RJ work out routines, they are 6-7 day workouts, but one of the days is "active rest" where you do some light cardio (going on a walk) and the other is an extra credit. so yea i suppose you can do cardio on a rest day...you just dont want to train your muscles hard


    Allright, thank you icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jan 14, 2008 7:29 PM GMT
    Guys, ease up on the idioms and slang, this is not a native English speaker.
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    Jan 14, 2008 7:48 PM GMT
    gettoknowit saidPut your mind to it, make it a priority and then hesitate to procastinate.


    Thank you too!

    @ JustJohn, ooh that's very considerate of you, but I didn't experience any difficulties. I'll let you guys know whenever it gets hard. (IT referring to vocab!!)
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    Jan 14, 2008 10:52 PM GMT
    Monir saidHey Guys,

    Btw, I saw some people training on a daily basis. My previous trainer told me that I shouldn't work out my muscles on a daily basis. I should give them a day rest. I could do cardio everyday though. Is this true?


    Yeah this is true esp for someone first starting out
    you need to give muscles 24-38 hrs of rest so they can recover from each workout
    and it's best that you don't do cardio...on a workout day
    you'll be working against yourself
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    Jan 15, 2008 4:51 PM GMT
    GQjock said[quote][cite]Monir said[/cite]Hey Guys,

    Btw, I saw some people training on a daily basis. My previous trainer told me that I shouldn't work out my muscles on a daily basis. I should give them a day rest. I could do cardio everyday though. Is this true?


    Yeah this is true esp for someone first starting out
    you need to give muscles 24-38 hrs of rest so they can recover from each workout
    and it's best that you don't do cardio...on a workout day
    you'll be working against yourself[/quote]

    Allright, good that you say that.

    Because I end my work out with 20 minutes cardio.

    Why is that?