GYM newb, is this a good diet / routine

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  1. elekt

    elekt New Member

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    Right now i am really just concerned with getting bigger. I am 6"3 and 160 lbs, a very slim build, low body fat and want to pack on some muscle.

    From what i've read this is what my diet is so far:

    Staying away from all sodas drinking about 1.5 gallons of water a day
    Trying to split my eating into 5 or 6 meals a day trying to take in 4000 calories

    Could someone give me a good daily diet?

    I've been trying to eat alot of chicken, bananas, cottage cheese, and peanut butter. But i really would like a nice meal by meal break down.

    Also what are some good protein bars or shakes that can help make meals easier / more efficient?

    As for routine i've been focusing on squats, dead lifts, pull ups, bench press, dips. But could use help on how to do them, like how many reps and sets and wether i should decrease or inccrease weight after each set. TIA
     
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    shastaisforwinners OT Supporter

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    my bulking breakfast (shake) right now is:
    12 oz milk
    1.25 cups oats
    4-6 tbsp natural pb
    2 scoops ON whey chocolate
    1 banana
    2 raw eggs

    that's like 1200+ calories, 70+ grams of protein
     
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    deznutz New Member

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    Oatmeal, whole grains....
    I didnt see anything about protein shakes...might want to look into buying some 100 percent whey protein. I like ON the best.
     
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    hmm for your height/weight you might wanna eat more calories per day to build mass. steak is my favorite thing to bulk with, but not everyone can afford a few pounds of that every day. eat lots of meat, also buy frozen chicken breasts, the more protein the better. i dont like to go by daily diets cuz i dont feel like the same food every day, so i switch it up making sure im in the ballpark for calories and protein and thats about it, other than that, stick to a workout routine and yer good.
     
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    im gonna start eating oat meal and other oaty stuff
     
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    lots and lots of eggs!
     
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    For help with form, buy this book:
    http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/t...103-0012946-2761405?v=glance&s=books&n=507846

    It's great, and good to have on hand to read over and over in the early stages while you are working out the kinks in your form. Stick with compound excercises in the beginning and try not to try to get too complex too early with your routine. Another good forum for routine questions is http://hardgainer.com/forums/ the "beginner routine" that is stickied there is a pretty good starting point.
     
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