Beginners Guide and Links

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  1. GOGZILLA

    GOGZILLA Double-Uranium Member

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    Due to the overwhelming amount of beginners we've been having lately asking more or less the same few questions: What should I eat? What kind of routine should I be on? What is good and bad food? Reps etc. This will be a compilation of good links for anyone who is starting out can read and get some knowledge to go with.

    Things that are not advocated are posts such as:

    1. I am out of shape. Make me a diet and routine.

    2. What is protein? What is creatine? Anyone know about the atkins diet? etc

    Post #1 is disrespect. There have been plenty of articles written on just about every fitness website dealing with both of those issues 1000000000000's of times. A simple search on those websites or in our archive would find you plenty of information to read up on. You should not put it upon another OT F&N member to do the job of research for you. Now if you have done the reading and are confused about something a post such as "I just read so and so's article on overtraining and athletic conditioning but I dont understand that part about..." Those make for good informative posts not "Are ricecakes bad?"

    Post #2 All of these general questions have been addressed many times in articles all over the internet, books, our archives etc. Once again do not put it upon OT F&N members to do the work that if you were really concerned about fitness you would do for yourself. All that shows is your lack of interest and lazyness.

    Below will be links to everything you need to get started. Thanks ahead of time for OT F&N member participation. I'll start it off with:

    Archives: http://forums.offtopic.com/forumdisplay.php?f=92

    http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/index.html - A decent site. Not all articles are great but its a good hub of writers that are actual participants in what they preach.
     
  2. Letifo

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    A few things i have to say.

    many of the people that come on here that want to lose weight claim to have tried everything. They then ask what they should do, which usually (not always) includes supplement recommendations and other things. The first thing you need to do if you want to lose weight is make a diet log for 3 days or so, then come on here and post your daily caloric intake and your macronutrient breakdown (that is protein, fat, carbs). It'd also be nice if you included which carbs came from sugar and how much fiber, but just those 3 things will do for a start. Only then can we help you, if you can't even handle the small amount of work that takes (about 5-10 minutes a night, shorter every night as you get used to it) then there's no way in hell you can lose weight.

    The people that come in here that want to gain weight. You all say you've been skinny all your life, you have an incredibly high metabolism and no matter how much you eat you just can't gain weight. most of you are looking to take creatine and glutamine, even though you don't really know what they do. That's all bullshit, do the same thing as the people who want to lose weight, make a dietary log with macronutrients included. If you're not breaking 3000 calories a day then you're not eating shit, you should be 3500-4k, but most of you will see gains at 3k and 150g of protein (depending on how skinny you actually are)
     
  3. Enigma

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    http://www.exrx.net - Information about all the different muscles, different exercises for each muscle, stretches for each, as well as a lot of other very useful information. If you want to know how to do a particular exercise, check here first, they have nice animated pics of most of the standard ones.

    http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/proteinshakes.htm - Nice list of protein shake recipes. :yum:
     
  4. GOGZILLA

    GOGZILLA Double-Uranium Member

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    Anyone having a problem with diet and are overweight - Instead of trying something extreme like ketosis etc which is hard to maintain and not too fun try the t-dawg 2 diet at http://www.t-mag.com/nation_articles/243tdawg.jsp

    Since I'm not really dieting I adjust it with about 50-100 more grams of carbs a day but its a really good model to follow. gives you food advice too check it out :)
     
  5. Enigma

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    You can use http://www.fitday.com to track your food intake (calories, carbs, protein, etc), exercise, weight, etc. It keeps a little journal for you. :hs:
     
  6. What are some alternatives to the supplements that the T-dawg diet suggests? Those are pretty expensive.


    "If you want. A stack of Methoxy or Biotest's soon-to-be-released ephedrine-free thermogenic and T2-PRO would be ideal. "
     
  7. DEF

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    san's tight
     

  8. That has caffeine. I guess I'd rather just stay supplement free, although the t-dawg diet recommends it.
     
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    Fingerbang What the fuck is the internet?

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