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2006/07/06 23:14:45 (permalink)

Beginner Advice Needed

Hey everyone ive just joined up and would appreciate some advice.

I have to say that this is by far the overall most informative site iv been on, so happy ive found it as it will probaly be my new bible lol

Right so im nearly 20yrs old, about 5.10 and weight about 11 stone

At the start of the year i trained for 3 months 5 days a week. I was training with a guy who i worked with who was at competition level. I was basically just copying his routine which was:

Mon=back
Tue=chest
Wed=shoulders
Thu=arms
Fri=legs
Weekend=off

He ran into health issues and i then had to move, so its been 4 months and im very keen to get back into it as i raelly enjoyed the time i was learning from him. As he was nearly pro and had been doing it for years i know his routine might not have been the best for me

Im now looking to get back into it. Im working a 9-5 and need a program and diet ideas to suit as im lost without having him there. I would like to keep the diet as simple as possible, as i only get to eat ounce at work at 1pm

Ive just signed up at the local gym and have only done two days of trying to remember the routine which is mainly 4 sets of 10 on everything. As for supplements im just aiming for 3 shakes a day which have 50g carbs and 40g protein each ontop of my normal food

anyway without going on coulod anyone point me in the right direction

Thanks Dave
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    RE: Beginner Advice Needed 2006/07/06 23:34:44 (permalink)
    Hi Dave.

    Welcome to MT.

    Are you looking to bulk or cut? ? ?

    It may be a good idea to state your goals and then post up your diet.

    Also, posting up your routine that you used when you were last working out, would be good.
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    RE: Beginner Advice Needed 2006/07/07 00:17:12 (permalink)
    hi dave. so you can eat just before 9am..then at 1pm. then the next time you can eat is 5?

    i'm no expert but i reckon that 1 o clock meal had better be a goodun, lol. supplements are gonna be helpful with that timing i reckon.

    http://www.muscletalk.co.uk/hard-gainers.asp this link has some simple food ideas you're after. i too stick to basic food (cus i'm poor, lol) but you eat enough, it should do the job

    of course i'm not sure if you're bulking or cutting

    you've probably read this already http://www.muscletalk.co.uk/Need_a_routine%3F__Read_this%25/m_1326/tm.htm but if you haven't, i'm sure there's a routine there for you. no need to get complex. basic compound movements should be the basis of any routine

    hope this helped a little

    start - 8 stone 7 lbs
    current - 10 stone 1 lb
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    RE: Beginner Advice Needed 2006/07/11 21:46:09 (permalink)
    cheers for the replys.. im trying to bulk at much as possible as im only 11 stone and 5ft10 at the mo. (my last routine is on my first post)

    Ive just started the local gym here and the guy there has gave me a program which is a 3 day week of intense training. its basically super setting with as much weight as i can do he thinks i can gain just as much in 3 days as i could in 5 only done the first day so far and it was pritty good it definetly got me workin anyway

    As for diet i have a bowl of porridge in the morning, or brown bread toast, or both with a protein/carb shake which from a 100g of powder equals 50gcarbs and 40g protein done with milk (8.30am)

    Then at lunch i would have a big sandwich usually ham or tuna with another shake (1.00pm)

    Then dinner would be a big meal of like pasta,chicken and vegetables plus another shake
    (6.00pm)

    evening snack of a sandwhich or baked potato depending on how hungary i am with another shake (9.00.pmish)

    i do try to eat fruit throughout the day aswell. im gonna try and find things for snacks in between those times aswell its just hard because im not hungary between those eating times so might try protein bars or something thats why i drink alot of shake to keep it topped up so any more ideas would be greatfull

    thanks dave

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    RE: Beginner Advice Needed 2006/07/11 22:03:16 (permalink)
    You need to be feeding more regularly. If your first meal is at 8.30, you need to be thinking about eating again at 11.30. If your next meal is at 1p.m. try getting another shake in at 4p.m., then dinner, then one more protein only shake around 10p.m.. Your main meals should have a lot of natural animal protein in them, so you shouldn't have to take a shake with them. So, this allows you to feed 6 times a day, every 3 hours.

    As for your training, you should definitly be able to make great gains working out three days per week. Perhaps you could post the routine you have been given so we've got a clear idea of what you're doing. If your starting after a long time out from training and you're trying to bulk, your focus should be on compound exercise to build your core muscle groups. Read the "Building Your House" post on this board, as it's a veritable treasure trove of info.

    Hope this is of use to you.
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    RE: Beginner Advice Needed 2006/07/11 22:14:21 (permalink)
    im only 20 at the end of next month the three months training i done was the first time i ever went to the gym its been 4 months since then and i want to get back into it

    i just find it hard thinkin of the right food i run out of ideas easilly like i could eat tuna and chicken every day but know i need to vary it more

    i left my program card at the gym and am not very good with the names of exercises but will get it and post it

    so diet and supplement ideas would be helpful

    thanks dave
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    RE: Beginner Advice Needed 2006/07/11 22:40:48 (permalink)
    ORIGINAL: DaveC2006

    i just find it hard thinkin of the right food i run out of ideas easilly like i could eat tuna and chicken every day but know i need to vary it more


    I know what you mean! My diet is very boring. There's times I've needed a spotter when I'm eating to get that last bit of chicken down me!
    post edited by themacro - 2006/07/11 22:41:21
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    RE: Beginner Advice Needed 2006/07/11 23:10:35 (permalink)
    I just read the buliding your house thread its very helpfull....

    I wouldnt say im a complete newb, i do try and read about what im doing so its just nice to finally confirm it with a simplistic guide instead of all the usual mumbo

    after reading more lately i have relised that i need to get on and do more compund training at my early stage and really get my diet sorted its really what my last training partner said back to basics

    i miss training with him he had loads of experience and even competed in mr universe hes called lubos orbernik a south african guy

    again ill post the exercises in my program to see what you think

    i would like a cam to post my current pic so i can look back in a years time
    and hopefully lol probaly give you guys a brtter idea of what your dealin with to lol

    thanks dave
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