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Getting Back Into It,Gettin Some Weight On !!!

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2004/01/31 20:34:50 (permalink)
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Getting Back Into It,Gettin Some Weight On !!!

Hello chaps,im andy,i posted a while ago after some advice n thx very much.Well,what im here for is that i need to realy get into shape,jus recently i have split up with my other half.First love n all that n i couldnt eat properly for a while,tried and tried but kept feeling sick,full,bloated after hardly any food,plus i had a bad oppointment at the dentist hich caused me not being able to eat properly too!

Anyways,iv got my head into gear,thats all history now.I'm 18,6' and at the moment 11st.iv been doing a little bit training at home,almost every day this week without resting,jus seems to take my mind off my ex,ppl telling me i should av a break in between training days,which makes sence i know.

I joined the gym yesterday and was there earlier today,they have all the usual equipment plus they have classes and also have a pool.
Im looking to get to about 12 1/2st - 13st,i know it will take time but i have the time these days.I want to grow a bit more uptop more than anywhere else,iv not got much fat on me either.my arms r jus startin to look bit better now,but i cant seem to put on any weight.Over night i lose about 3lbs amost every nite,before sleeping im about 11st3lbs and in the morning about 11st.

I have a drink mix called Muscle & Weight Gainer and its by Body Fortress,dont know if thats any use?i also tae amino acid 1000 daily.

If you guys could give me any help what so ever id appreciate it very much.Food/WorkOut/anything basically!

Thanks in advance :D

Andy
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    MikeyFive
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    RE: Getting Back Into It,Gettin Some Weight On !!! 2004/01/31 22:11:15 (permalink)
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    First thing is to not say that you're focusing on your upperbody. If you want to build u pyour upperbody then its also exxential you work legs.

    Squats and deadlifts are by far the two most important exercises for you to do. They will work your entire body and make you more muscular all over. Apart from those two just keep it simple, basic and heavy.

    Train 3 or 4 days a week, and make sure you include all the compound movements (dips, chins, close-grip bench, squat, deadlift, bentover rows etc.)

    Don't spend more than an hour in the gym. Don't do more than 3 different exercises for big muscle groups and not more than 2 different exercises for small muscless.
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    RE: Getting Back Into It,Gettin Some Weight On !!! 2004/01/31 22:24:38 (permalink)
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    Thx for the reply Mikey,i know it sounds daft but the place i have most fat is my legs,and the least is my shoulders.i know you cant spot reduce fat but what would be the best thing for my legs for losin fat,runing or something?

    I just need some kind of chart or routine to go off when im at the gym because i end up just thinking,ill do a bit of you,oh ill do some of that too.I know everyone is different but is there any chance of a basic guide to what would be best for me to do while workin out,say 20 mins running,10 mins rowing,20 weight training im not sure.

    That post was useful too mate thx.I need to sort out what i'm eating too,some1 told me to try and take in lots of carbs.would u reccomend and any sort of drink mix,whey,protien drink.I'm new to all of that i dont have a clue.

    Cheers :)

    Andy
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    RE: Getting Back Into It,Gettin Some Weight On !!! 2004/01/31 22:46:11 (permalink)
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    You'd be best off starting a new thread in the nutrition forum for advice on that, thats where you'll get the best replies.

    Im afraid if you've got more fat on your legs than your shoulders now, you're probably going to have more fat on your legs than on your shoulders for the rest of your life. Absolutely nothing can be done about that... nothing.

    I know I said train 3 or 4 days a week, but now I've changed my mind and I think you should do a full body workout twice a week. I now say this because it will be a lot more simple, and I sense that is what you need to get started.

    So try something like this twice a week:

    Squat - 3x8 (legs)
    Deadlift - 3x8 (back and legs)
    dips - 3x8 (chest, shoulders, triceps)
    overhead press - 3x8 (shoulders, triceps)
    chins, or if you cant do them do bentover rows - 3x8 (lats, biceps)
    hammer curls - 2x8 (biceps, forearms)

    That should do nicely for a few months, and when you feel you've got a solid base then you could change up your routine and split up your body parts.
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    RE: Getting Back Into It,Gettin Some Weight On !!! 2004/01/31 22:48:50 (permalink)
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    The only type of shake you may want to use will be a protein shake a couple of times a day. Protein is by far the most important thing for someone trying to put on muscle.

    The ministry of fitness does a really nice one:
    http://www.theministryoffitness.com/mof/products/shop/protein.htm
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    RE: Getting Back Into It,Gettin Some Weight On !!! 2004/01/31 22:50:34 (permalink)
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    For advice on cardio look in the cardio forum. They'll be loads you can just read in there. If I were you I'd do HIIT.
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    RE: Getting Back Into It,Gettin Some Weight On !!! 2004/01/31 23:01:09 (permalink)
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    Again,dont mean to sound daft,deadlifts,is that just lifting the weight off the floor keeping your back straight?i still dont kow all the exercises,excuse me.
    And dips?and i take it hammer curls are just curls with a lot of weight?sry mate im a newbie.
    Oh and my legs,i dont think they're rely so fat i just think they are bigger than my body,every1 has always said iv got big legs,i just thought they we're fat!

    that workout is jus the sort of thing i need to keep me on track.now i have an idea what i need to do lol.so you would say do this 2 times a week?what about swimming?i realy enjoy it,not that i can last long but doesnt that do every muscle in your body?

    Also i find when im working out i drink a lot,i usually jus have water,and when im doing running or rowing or anything i get a burning at the back of my throat,im guessing thats just coz im very unfit?lol

    Thanx very much for the replies Mikey :))

    Andy
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    RE: Getting Back Into It,Gettin Some Weight On !!! 2004/02/01 13:36:35 (permalink)
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    You'll find videos demonstrating how to do all the exercises on this site.

    http://www.bsu.edu/webapps/strengthlab/home.htm
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    RE: Getting Back Into It,Gettin Some Weight On !!! 2004/02/01 20:58:50 (permalink)
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    Thats great that mike,cheers.iv had a look about,helps a lot.ill have a go at that routine tomorrow see how it goes,ill have to work out what weights are best suited for each excersize,ill post and tell u what im doin,thay wont be very heavy.........yet!

    Thanks for all the help everyone,appreciate it very much!!!

    Andy
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    RE: Getting Back Into It,Gettin Some Weight On !!! 2004/02/26 11:42:52 (permalink)
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    Hello again guys,just thought id keep you updated,well here goes.since i last posted i have been at the gym 3/4 times a week and things are looking ok upto now :oD my chest is now 2" bigger which im pleased about,also my waist is about an inch smaller!

    When bench pressing it seems to be getting a bit easier so must be improving and also my abs are getting stronger!

    Here's a rough idea of my training:

    Day 1
    5 mins warm-up on rower
    3x8 bench press 40kg
    3x8 push press 30kg
    3x8 hammer curls 10kg(each hand)
    3x8 curls(barbell) 20kg

    Day 2
    5 mins warm-up on rower
    3x8 lat pulldown 40kg
    3x8 pullovers(dumbell) 15kg
    3x8 upright row 25kg
    3x8 flies 12.5kg (each hand)

    Day 3
    5 mins warm-up on rower
    3x15 crunches(bent knee)
    3x15 crunches(legs on side/3 sets each)
    3x15 crunches(legs in air)
    3x15 back crunches

    Day 4
    5 mins warm-up on rower
    3x8 calfs(tip-toe thingy)20kg
    3x8 leg curl(bi-lateral)25kg
    20-30 mins cardio(bike)

    I know its not much weight but i gotta start somehwere :oP please make any comments u wish,tell me how u think i could improve my work-out in anyways!

    Also another thing,when im workin out my veins pop out,n i want them to be like that permanent!haha,anyone know y this is?i remember hearing a ong time ago that if ur veins n visable all the time it means your strong?or is that jus plain bull?

    Cheers guys! Andy! :oD
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    RE: Getting Back Into It,Gettin Some Weight On !!! 2004/02/26 12:28:07 (permalink)
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    quote:
    Originally posted by BhP
    Also another thing,when im workin out my veins pop out,n i want them to be like that permanent!haha,anyone know y this is?i remember hearing a ong time ago that if ur veins n visable all the time it means your strong?or is that jus plain bull?



    yeah - it's the increase in blood which flows to the muscles.. - it's called a pump. The vascularity you describe is more and more noticable depending on how low your bodyfat percentage is...

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