getting back into lifting, what to expect?

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  1. TheScatman

    TheScatman It's the summer of Scatman

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    *Notice* - yes I read the sticky, and i figured these questions were more or less can i expect the same results/how quickly and if I'm on the right track. not a n00b thread since I know most of the basic shit :o


    I used to work out senior year of high school and freshman year of college, went from 145 up to 185, basically all lean muscle and was making pretty good progress. used dumbells for almost all upper body exercises, did some legs and little cardio. basically ate what i want, tried to keep the fat low and lots lots of protein (sometimes ~150g a day). fter freshman year basically stopped (which was 3 years ago).

    back in the gym now, first session was a tuesday days ago. very sore from it, did some bench press, tricep extension, dumbell flys and crunches and finished up with 20 min on the bike. got a small workout in today, just some bicep curls, once with dumbell and later on with the bar...also did shoulder shrugs and finished off with 20 min on the bike.

    suggestions on diet and how to continue? im around 165, still decently slim, used to swim in high school so excess weight is never a problem due to body type. how much weight can i expect to gain in say the next 2 months if i keep at it.

    thanks for the help, and damn it feels good to get active again, but sore for the time being :o
     
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    My prediction?

    PAIN
     
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    KIDRR Duck dog>* OT Supporter

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    You'll probably be up to 250lbs of lean muscle mass in about 3yrs of constant training seeing as you went from 145->185 of all muscle in sr year and just half of freshman year. Of course with the help of Celltech/Nitrotech HARDCORE :bowdown:[​IMG]
     
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    Pringles New Member

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    ~2.5 lbs per week gain is healthy and that number might be high
     
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    8.4lbs of lean muscle mass in just 14 days, how could you go wrong!
     
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    Lots of soreness.
     
  8. T-R-T

    T-R-T New Member

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    150g of protein a day????! Holy shit, that's A LOT!
     
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    protein farts
     
  10. React

    React Still Strong

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    I agree. I tend to focus on 90g a day.. any more is just a waste :mamoru:
     
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    I also expect for an anabolic environment to be triggered
     
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