Beginner's Progress

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  1. sheep10

    sheep10 New Member

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    So, I started losing weight in November and went from having zero knowledge of nutrition and fitness, never having lifted weights, and never having been on any sports team to where I am today. My diet and routine when I started out was completely wrong, but as I read up, I made adjustments.

    Roughly 2 months later I went from ~160 pounds to ~150 pounds today. I'm 5'10" and 17 years old. I started out trying to lose the fat, and now i'm trying to build muscle and definition.

    Pictures:

    BEFORE:
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    AFTER:
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    Average Day:
    7 AM:
    3 hard boiled egg whites
    1 hard boiled egg (with yolk)
    ON Whey Shake (1 scoop)
    1 multi, 2 fish oil capsules

    10 AM:
    Chicken Breast (no skin)
    Apple

    12:30 PM:
    Chicken Breast (no skin)
    Orange

    3:45 PM:
    Lean Ground Turkey
    Grapes+Apple+Strawberries

    6:00 PM:
    1 Can of Tuna Drained
    1 Hard Boiled Egg White
    1 Whole Hard Boiled Egg
    Lettuce
    Tomato
    Orange

    8/8:30 (Post-Workout):
    Whey Shake (2 scoops)
    2 tbsp Peanut Butter

    10:30 (Before Bed):
    1 Cup of Cottage Cheese

    All help/advice is greatly appreciated!
     
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  2. Perkwunos

    Perkwunos Dog Bones OT Supporter

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    Your progress pics blow, at least do basic poses man
     
  3. Skeletor

    Skeletor Guest

    good work on losing the gut... keep eating that way and start lifting heavy if you aren't already.
     
  4. bamcclure

    bamcclure New Member

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    looks really good so far!
     
  5. xela

    xela So say we all!

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    Congrats?
     
  6. keeler

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    I disagree, look at the lines on his hips, they are a lot more defined in the second pic and you don't get that from sucking in.

    Keep up the good work :bigthumb:
     
  7. keeler

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    also i'm not sure if its the shitty lighting in the first pic but your pecs seem to have shaped up a little.
     
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    nice job

    Any idea how many carbs that is in a day?
     
  9. sheep10

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    Thanks for the comments! I appreciate it.

    Yeah, in the first picture, i'm not pushing out, nor am I sucking in or flexing in the second one. I'm trying to just give as honest and as consistent picture of my starting point. I've never thought twice about fitness or nutrition before, so, I wanted to make sure I am at least starting out correctly with healthy progress and a good diet.

    I was considering adding a cup of brown rice to in the morning in addition to the chicken breast I eat at 12. Do you think I could use some more carbs?
     
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    NOW LIFT HARD!!!!!!! AND EAT!!!!
     
  11. Pavle

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    good work, keep it up
     
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    When you first started out, did you have any problems with stretching? Were you unable to do some stretches or were you having pain trying to get into some stretching positions?

    My boyfriend just recently started working out and yesterday he asked me to teach him some stretches. He is 5'6 and 250lbs, so he is a big guy. He can't lie on the floor without hurting his back. I tried to get him to push his lower back into the floor for support, but then he said it hurt his hip bones. We were on a carpeted area, so it shouldn't be hurting him. I'm thinking if he keeps trying the stretches, he won't have so much trouble. Is this a good idea?

    There's also different positions that you can stand for instead of lying on your back to stretch the same muscles. Would it be a better idea to have him do the standing stretches until he gets in better shape?

    Also, I have suggested that he start using the bike/elliptical/treadmill or a combination of these for 45 minutes to an hour or however long he can push himself under that timeframe before he starts coming with me to the group classes at my gym (cardio, weights, etc). Does this seem like a good starter routine?
     
  13. retorq

    retorq What up bitch??

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    Clean that fucking room you pig.
     
  14. turbo35

    turbo35 haters gonna hate

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    srsly. try sleeping with some sheets on the bed too. :ugh:
     
  15. kilian

    kilian You've got quite a treasure there in that Horadric OT Supporter

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    The first one looks like my stomach before I take my first piss at work.
    I marvel at how pregnant I look when pounding water.
     
  16. damM3

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    put in works son. are you lifting yet?
     
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    :rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl:
     
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