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2011/03/29 22:34:35 (permalink)
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Am i going in the wrong direction?!

Hi all, got a couple of questions
I am an 18 year old, i weight around 88kg, and am around 5ft8". I have been weight training for around a month now and already starting to see a difference. Now I will admit i am a bit overweight for my height. Diet wise i would like to know if going for a "bulking" diet would be suicide, I would like to bulk first then cut but because I am already slightly overweight I am wondering if this is just going to make things worse? I am putting the effort in and I am starting to step up the cardio (looking into HIIT sessions). So should i be looking to lose some eight first or is bulking ok to start? I really am not sure I have also got the muscle menus which is a GREAT ebook by the way! So yeah ANY tips suggestions would be helpful on what kind of diet i should be loking to get into and if bulking now is stupid..?
 
Thanks, Dev.
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    Big Les
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    Re:Am i going in the wrong direction?! 2011/03/30 08:40:52 (permalink)
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    At this stage I wouldnt eat to bulk or cut just use the time to reap beginners gains and learn how to eat a healthy clean diet.
    My recommendation is - get used to eating 1.5g per lb of lean mass of protein per day,
    get used to eating starchy carbohydrates and a variety of vegetables
    get used to eating every 3 hours or sooner evenly spacing your nutrients as is practical
    get used to having at least 25g whey in water post workouts (nothing fancy)
    get used to sleeping at 8 hours a night
    get used to the techniques and form that hits the muscle - rather than moving the weight from point A to point B unless you are planning to be a powerlifter - in which case you train like one
    get used to using basic movements to build mass - dont get suckered onto the machines early on.
    get used to being sore
     
    Most of all have fun :)
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    Re:Am i going in the wrong direction?! 2011/03/30 17:53:28 (permalink)
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    Thank you that is a real help, i think I've got the right idea on where to go for now! Dev.
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