Heading back into the gym after a 2 year hiatus...

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    After a shoulder injury, final semester of school, and lazyness, I am ready to head back into the gym to get back into shape :hs: I want to get rid of my beer gut and get toned up. Is ON Whey protein still top shit? How about creatine and all that junk? Halp :hs:
     
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    defiantly get into a routine first, then adjust your diet to your goals. it wouldnt hurt to add a shake PWO, but if your going to go pound cheeseburgers 2 hours after that minus whale not even worry with it.

    once thats in check, pic up some CEE and BA from Anafit, the rest is up to you
     
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    I began reading all of that, but what do you guys suggest for a "skinny-fat" guy? Look at me, and I'm pretty thin, but I have a big gut for my size :hs: And that's the only fat part of my body :sad2:
     
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    bulk then cut.
     
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    i thought you lived in tx, did you move ?
     
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    I take ON Whey every morning, and after workouts. I've recently just picked up some CEE to get over some strength plateau's I've run into as well. The thing that kills me is I drink heavily on weekends so that always throws a wrench in my progress so my recommendation is to never half-ass a workout. Anytime I force myself to go to the gym and just go 50% I honestly feel like I'm just wasting my time. The best progress I've seen is when I push myself to the absolute brink.

    Kinda sounds like an excerpt from a NO Explode ad but you get my point.
     
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    those work too. make sure you measure your wingspan before pinning
     
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    go hard or go home, bro.
     
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    I'm still in amarillo. Just riding a bandwagon :o
     
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    :coold: I just came back from the gym, just hit the treadmill and bike to get the blood flowing to get ready for tomorrow, when I start with chest :eek3:


    Drinking is going to kill my progress as well :hsd:
     
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    i just started back in the gym after 3 years of being gone too :o

    surprisingly i regained a lot of my strength fairly quickly. i wonder if "muscle memory" is really that effective..
     
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    BimmerJustin Why would you deny yourself something you want?

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    take it slow with the weights, its better to gain back proper form than worry about what people think when they see the amount you're lifting. After a couple sessions of each muscle group, start turning it up.

    Make sure to get a cardio routine going as well. Same with the weights, start with small sessions, then increase your time/resistance with each session.


    The worst thing you can do after a hiatus is burn out after a couple weeks
     
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    I was thinking of hitting the treadmill everyday that I work out, or should I do every other day?
     
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    BimmerJustin Why would you deny yourself something you want?

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    it doesnt hurt to hit it everyday, just dont run for a half hour+ everyday.

    start by doing 10 minutes at a moderate pace per session. go up in time/speed from there. you may not feel like your getting a killer workout, but easing your body into movement and exercise will help you maintain a routine without burning out.

    after a few weeks you should have no problem going half hour sessions.
     
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    What is your wingspan?

    gotta build your workout plan around that. it impacts chest and shoulder workouts
     
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