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2014/10/09 20:29:12 (permalink)

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Ok I've started doing weights 2 days ago, I'm a slim build so starting off light, I do benchpress flat and push roughly 40kg and do 12 reps then rest then another 12 then take 15 off and do 80 reps with my friend spotting me, I do bicep curls with the benchpress bar with roughly 30kg on it, I do 3x12 reps then do as many as I can do then keep repeating, I now can't even bend my arm fully as it hurts, is this a good pain? My arms do swell after training and I do give it more than I can, I push myself as much as I can, can anyone see anything wrong with what I've said? I also eat tuna for protein and have 11g protein and energy fibre drinks, will I see results if I carry on with what I'm doing or am I doing it completely wrong?! I also deadlift and Do shoulder shrugs Thanks for reading and thanks for any replies
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    Beanyman
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    Re: beginner please read 2014/10/09 20:40:56 (permalink)
    not sure if serious
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    Re: beginner please read 2014/10/09 21:42:17 (permalink)
    I'm on here because I need advice so if you havnt got advice please don't reply
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    Beanyman
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    Re: beginner please read 2014/10/10 18:14:30 (permalink)
    It's a public forum, I have the same right as everyone else to make a comment on a thread.
     
    • "will I see results if I carry on with what I'm doing"
    • What results are you looking for as you haven't actually stated a goal.
    • "I also eat tuna for protein and have 11g protein and energy fibre drinks"
    • And? ... what is the rest of your diet like? 
     
    Your post is very vague, no-one can offer you advise as you haven't actually asked a valid question.
     
    My advice to you is to firstly, decide on a goal, then, have a look around this forum and other forums to see what other people are doing to achieve their goals.
     
    Banging out a bazillion bench presses and curls will make you look like a tool.  Don't be that guy.
     
    Still not sure if you are serious or not.
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    yettymonster
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    Re: beginner please read 2014/10/10 18:28:50 (permalink)
    Sorry l, I'm looking to get bigger triceps and biceps and chest I'm not focusing on legs, will my routine do me good, I eat tuna and the 11.2g protein after the workout but honestly my diet is poor
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    Re: beginner please read 2014/10/10 18:37:11 (permalink)
    Honestly? Your results will be poor if:
     
    a) your diet is poor
    b) you only focus on chest and arms
     
    Work out a proper nutrition plan (and stick to it) and use a basic full body routine to build a base of strength.  Don't leave legs out!
     
    Also, something is a bit wrong if you're only benching 10kg more than you're curling...
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    Re: beginner please read 2014/10/10 18:43:39 (permalink)
    "Ok I've started doing weights 2 days ago"
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    Re: beginner please read 2014/10/10 18:51:14 (permalink)
    TheMagicBoy
    "Ok I've started doing weights 2 days ago"



    What a useful post, well done.
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    Re: beginner please read 2014/10/10 19:03:15 (permalink)
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    "Ok I've started doing weights 2 days ago"



    What a useful post, well done.





     
    Fantastic !
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    Re: beginner please read 2014/10/11 18:30:03 (permalink)
    OP some useful info for getting started

    http://www.muscletalk.co....inners-first-stop.aspx

    Squat 220kg(3) - Bench 200Kg - Deadlift 250kg - Strict Press 130kg - Push Press 140kg
    "Strength is Never a Weakness" 
     
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    Re: beginner please read 2014/10/18 13:57:20 (permalink)
    Oh dear. Why chest and biceps? Why!

     Fall in love with the process - and the results will come!
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    Re: beginner please read 2014/10/18 14:37:41 (permalink)
    Train your whole body, or not at all, otherwise youre in danger of having an overdeveloped upperbody ( although looking at your routine above this is probably doubtful and it will all pretty much be a waste of time ) and skinny legs. Nothing worse aesthetically imo.

    Or you'll have an underdeveloped back ( also such a terrible look ). You're best off being skinny.

    But, I've been there before, back in the mid 90's all I looked at were peoples arms, and asked 'how much do you bench?' I soon realised that there was so much more to weight training. Here is a very basic routine i did in my second year of weight training.. One set of exercises done twice a week training the whole body!

    Squats
    Bench press ( or as i prefer parallel bar dips )
    Deadlifts
    Bent over rows ( barbell or dumbell ) or lat pull downs or pull ups ( wide grip palms facing forward )
    Standing military barbell press ( if you have time ) or do incline bench press and miss these if pushed for time.

    In and out in 45 mins. 4x6-12 ( not including warm ups )depending on what you prefer, this varies exercise to exercise for me.

    Pyramid sets, forced reps, drop sets.. All wasted on a beginner imo.

     Fall in love with the process - and the results will come!
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