Joining a Gym, Complete Noobsaibot

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  1. Spiritus

    Spiritus Active Member

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    First here is my stats.

    6'1 or getting there. 215~ pounds. Muscular body type.

    Objective is to get a healthy body. Go to gym every second day. Not make a huge change in my diet which is listed but am looking for suggestions to completment it. However point out any defects you see in this post please.

    Diet is becoming better. I do not eat pork for religious reasons (no not a Jew, if that matters), however everything else is pretty much on the table.

    I am kicking off with cardio. I pretty much use the stairstep machine and the floating-trek machine to kill about 500 calories. After that I warm up my arms with the boxing bag, then hit the weights.

    I am not looking for a model body. However I am looking for a more attractive body.

    I am looking to lose the belly, and have some definition with my muscles. My arm and legs muscles are very strong thanks to genetics. I wish to make them stronger of course, much stronger over time.

    I have to look out for my back, so any ab exersizes suggested must not cause potential back problems.

    My diet pretty much rounds out like this... (I am improving it as much as possible).

    Morning: Raisin Bran, or Mini Wheats. Healthy sized bowls.

    Whole wheat bread (if I have any). Glass of milk.

    Lunch: I try to get protien here. Chickenburger, some health(ier) snack bars containing oats and such. Apple Juice, and some variation. I am going to start putting a fruit in there every day (notes to self). No I do not eat chickenburgers every day, but I aim for healthy foods.

    If anyone can recommend healthy main courses that are on the go, that would be so awesome of you.

    Supper: Usually what is cooked. I will not eat it if it is not healthy and will cook something up. I am trying to avoid pasta in excess, carbs in excess, aiming for more of a low fat, higher protien, lower medium carb supper.

    I take 2 omega 3-6-9 capsules after breakfast, along with a multivitamin and some antioxidant (such as pomegrante, example).

    Being a student I do not get as much exersize as I did working, hence the gym seems like a great idea. I am also persuing fitness as a way to enchance energy levels, motivation, and that good stuff.

    Thanks for reading. :big grin:
     
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    Your diet looks decent but what exactly are you asking? I read it a few times and confused myself.
     
  3. Spiritus

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    I am asking will I make progress with this. I am asking if there are any improvements one can suggest, and a machine that targets abs without potential back problems.

    I am sorry for not being specific enough, my bad. :hs:
     
  4. Plan B

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    As far as meals on the go, Tuna, Chicken, Salmon.....
     
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    Well i think you should lift weights.
     
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    Properly done ab exercises shouldn't hurt your back. Also, having stronger abs can help alleviate some lower back problems. Your diet looks decent and you seem to understand that you can't eat McD's all the day. So just make sure you get enough protein, watch your macro ratios and your caloric intake.


    There is a lot of good info in the stickies/archives.
     
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  10. Ceaze

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    You don't know what's wrong with his back, so how do you know?
     
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    OK, properly done ab exercises should not hurt a HEALTHY back....


    Maybe if he posted what exactly was wrong with his back would could give a better answer. I assumed he was just worried about hurting his back because a lot of people do crunches wrong and cause their backs to hurt.



    OP: What's wrong with your back?
     
  12. therealdeal

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    its impossible to say if you'd make progress because we dont know what type of shape youre in now. Some people's body would go to hell with that lifestyle, some people would drastically improve.
     
  13. Spiritus

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    Heh what is wrong with my back you ask... well...

    http://www.chiroweb.com/archives/09/19/16.html

    nothing serious as of yet. just cant be a mover or anything

    i imagine proper ab work wont hurt it.
     
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    well ya gotta do something, amirite
     
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