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2008/05/14 20:35:26 (permalink)

I think I need some advice

Hi everyone, I just joined this forum and have a few questions about body building.

Im 18, and weigh about 9 stone. Ive been lifting weights almost every day for about two months now. I usually bench press 30 reps of 35kg before bed but I can also do about 5 reps of 50kg. Ive never tried to lift more than this because Im worried that the bar might snap or something. I bought the 35kg weights from Argos so I'm not sure if the bar is able to hold more than 35kg?

I eat quite a lot of junk food, but also a hell of a lot of protein. I know that protein is essential for body building, but what about the junk food? Should I cut out the junk food or does it not really matter?


Any other good beginner tips would be great!

Thanks.



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    mike20uk
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    RE: I think I need some advice 2008/05/14 21:16:34 (permalink)
    why are you working out before bed ?

    what are your goals

    lose the junk food, eat clean
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    RE: I think I need some advice 2008/05/14 21:58:47 (permalink)
    Hi,

    Thanks for the reply.
    I am working out before bed because this is the only time I can do it. My brother also works out with me, and this is the only time we are available most of the time.
    My goals are to just get bigger and more muscular, although I dont really want to get too big.

    Also another question which I forgot about.....
    Do protein shakes actually work and if so which ones would you reccommend?

    Thanks.
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    RE: I think I need some advice 2008/05/14 22:07:14 (permalink)

    ORIGINAL: jpro747

    Hi,

    Thanks for the reply.
    I am working out before bed because this is the only time I can do it. My brother also works out with me, and this is the only time we are available most of the time.
    My goals are to just get bigger and more muscular, although I dont really want to get too big.

    Also another question which I forgot about.....
    Do protein shakes actually work and if so which ones would you reccommend?

    Thanks.



    Protein shakes are just protein really, the main use for shakes is to help add protein to your body if your not getting enough from foods, you need at least 1g protein per 1lb of your bodyweight, im around 180lbs so i need 180 g protein daily i find it very hard to get all that from food so i get around 100g protein daily from shakes.
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    RE: I think I need some advice 2008/05/14 22:24:19 (permalink)
    1. you need a proper routine, I suggest you join a gym and do 2-3 sessions a week consisting of a exercises that will train the whole body. 30reps isnt likely to do much, its too many reps for 1 set and not enough weight. The bar should be able to cope with more than 35KG unless its a bamboo cane. Most ppl will choose a range is of between 5 and 10 reps. Doing bench will only train the chest, front shoulders and the backs of your arms. Therefore you need other exercises such as


    Deadlift
    Bench
    Shoulder Press
    Squat
    Rows
    Dips
    Pull ups



    2. you need to concentrate on eating a healthy balanced diet. Post your diet in the diet section.

    I would not train directly before bed as you should eat after training. Eating directly before bed isnt always a good idea as a large meal may lay heavy.


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