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New Member in need of advice


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Excerpt: Hi! I'm new to this whole thing I've been browsing this site for a few weeks and realized I've got a lot to learn but I'm excited to start. I have pretty much had the same body my whole life ... no real changes to my weight maybe just a little more muscle sometimes. I'm 20 years old and have been moderately active my whole life. When I say active I mean I've basically just done anything cardio and avoided anything to do with weights but I realize this has to change. Recently I have become

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    Re: New Member in need of advice

    Hey all...

    I am just in the process right now of developing a workout/weight routine... just sifting through all the info. I am new to weight lifting so am trying to figure out a good routine. So far this is what my workout plan is

    day 1- cardio (20 minutes ish?)
    day 2- weights (45 minutes ish? ): upper body
    day 3 - cardio
    day 4 - weights : lower body
    day 5- cardio
    day 6- weights: upper body
    day 7- rest
    (alternate upper body/ lower body following week)

    This is just a start... I'm not too sure how to split the weight training (upper/lower)?
    I am not looking to be "spoon fed" just some direction but I understand your fustration. Thanks

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    Re: New Member in need of advice

    Quote Quote posted by ** Jade **
    Hey all...

    I am just in the process right now of developing a workout/weight routine... just sifting through all the info. I am new to weight lifting so am trying to figure out a good routine. So far this is what my workout plan is

    day 1- cardio (20 minutes ish?)
    day 2- weights (45 minutes ish? ): upper body
    day 3 - cardio
    day 4 - weights : lower body
    day 5- cardio
    day 6- weights: upper body
    day 7- rest
    (alternate upper body/ lower body following week)

    This is just a start... I'm not too sure how to split the weight training (upper/lower)?
    I am not looking to be "spoon fed" just some direction but I understand your fustration. Thanks

    Imo, is best to train resistant weight one body part per week.
    Such as: Example.
    Day 1 Chest/triceps
    Day 2 Back/biceps
    Day 3 Legs
    Day 4 Shoulders.
    If you have one day left, do not start again with day one or you'll wind up over training. I'm training legs twice per week, but I'm trying to build up for a contest and I have been training for 20 years.

    Cardio 30 or more minutes per session. 20 minutes just warms you up. That said, perhaps is best for you to start with 20 minutes, since you're starting, then increase it to 30-45 minutes, which will help you burn fat.

    Good luck! Good for you for beginning to train...
    Last edited by Thandie; 16-May-2008 at 06:14 AM.

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    Re: New Member in need of advice

    Hey ladies.... i have a question about warming up and stretching. Do you spend some time warming up before lifting weights and do you spend alot of time stretching after? I have also been thinking about incorporating one day of yoga into my routine because I am not exactly the most limber person... any thoughts. thanks

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    Re: New Member in need of advice

    You really need to get the blood flowing into the muscle group you are training for the day.You could hurt yourself if you skip this important step! You NEED to stretch and warm-up before lifting the iron. I also stretch after a session too. In my mind, you can never be toooooo limber.

    Breathig is so very important too. Don;t hold your breath! I see so many people holding their breath while stretching. WTH?

    Yoga would be an fantastic idea too!

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    Re: New Member in need of advice

    Quote Quote posted by thandie
    If she wants to lose weight and be tight she should cut the bread and butter, pasta, ice cream. Instead she should have brown rice, oats, yams, any vegies, and protein. And of course train very hard and do cardio.
    She will not get tight abs with ice cream and pasta.


    7-8 small meals a day consisting of chicken, beef, turkey, tuna, fish and the above mentioned carbs.

    Good luck..
    I agree. that would be a start along with adding a little weight training to her regimen. Maybe some basic exercises like lunges, curls, tri kickbacks, etc. Nothing extremely strenuous maybe 2 exercises per bodypart and 4 sets of 15-25 reps. See how it goes and work your way up.

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    Re: New Member in need of advice

    Quote Quote posted by Peter_North
    I agree. that would be a start along with adding a little weight training to her regimen. Maybe some basic exercises like lunges, curls, tri kickbacks, etc. Nothing extremely strenuous maybe 2 exercises per bodypart and 4 sets of 15-25 reps. See how it goes and work your way up.
    a great way to really get into a program is to build on a foundation...

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