Lifting Newb. 6' 200lbs Fatass *PIC*

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  1. JAFAR

    JAFAR FPS whore OT Supporter

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    Alright guys,

    I'm on my way to purchasing a membership here, due to all the awesome threads here in F&N. I just started lifting last week. First time ever in my life.

    I'm 21, 200lbs, pretty fatty

    A little history:

    Out of high school I weight 245 lbs. I was so overweight it was ridiculous. I changed my diet dramatically and rode a stationary bike, dropped down to 175 within 8 months, and have been moving up again and I'm hovering between 190 and 200 lbs currently.

    I started lifting last week. It's been a week today. I plan on lifting like none other. Later on, I plan on bulking/cutting. My ultimate goals are to have a LBM of 200, and about 10% bodyfat.

    Everyone keeps telling me I have huge potential as a lifter. So we'll see what happens.

    I know it's going to take me a long time, with hard work and dedication. But I have already done it once. This time it will actually be fun. I'm going to post a pic here for progession pic purposes.

    My routine:

    10 minutes of Cardio every day before the workout.

    Monday - Back and Biceps
    Tuesday - Chest and Triceps
    Wednesday - Legs Shoulders and Abs
    Thursday - Back and Biceps
    Friday - Chest and Triceps
    Saturday - Legs Shoulders and Abs
    Sunday - Rest



    Watch for updates to this probably every other month as I move along.

    Any Advice/words of encouragement would be great!

    *PIC* :o
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  2. houseofdon

    houseofdon Simplify Moderator

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    You won't get to 5-8% bodyfat.
     
  3. CaseLogic

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    I'm definitely far from a lifting expert, but here's my opinion on your routine. I think, as a beginner, that's a bit strong of a rotation. You'll probably want 2-3 days of rest per week, instead of 1, especially at the beginning when your muscles are going to be the most sore and adjusting to working out. Also some shoulder exercises target the biceps so going from Wednesday->Thursday, you might not have as much energy as Monday for those same exercises.

    You should start slow and build up... like a MWF or Sun/Tues/Thurs routine and then add in days when you start feeling like you need it. I'm a beginner myself and I have Chest/Tris on Sunday, Back/Shoulders/Biceps on Tues, and Lower Body/Abs on Thurs, and its working out really well for me.

    Other than that, good job in wanting to take care of your body and I wish you the best :bigthumb:
     
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    JAFAR FPS whore OT Supporter

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    Okay, what's a reasonable goal then? 10?
     
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    JAFAR FPS whore OT Supporter

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    Thank you for the advice!
     
  6. Knightmare X

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    yeah that sounds more reasonable, below that is much more difficult to attain naturally, just focus on building some muscle right now
     
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    JAFAR FPS whore OT Supporter

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    Will Do. My scale with bodyfat electrode bullshit shows me at about 20% bodyfat right now. But I know how accurate those can be. :down:
     
  8. prech

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    If slow cardio gets boring, HIIT can be a good substitute Keep up with the protein intake :)
     
  9. niners

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    i dont mean this in a negative way so dont take it as such, but all you can do is go up from there. if you set your mind to it you should be able to see results in a pretty short amount of time...god bless and best of luck!
     
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    JAFAR FPS whore OT Supporter

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    I'm taking in so much protein right now its not even funny. And the fact that every member of my family loves chicken and steak helps me a lot.

    Thanks! I can only go up as in muscle mass? Short amount of time being how long?
     
  11. CaseLogic

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    What's your main focus? Losing fat or gaining muscle?

    If you want to lose fat then I dunno about bulking. If you want to gain muscle then I dunno how much "visual" improvement you're going to get until you start cutting.
     
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    JAFAR FPS whore OT Supporter

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    Ideally, I'd like to do both at the same time,v Loose fat and gain muscle, however, mainly I'd like to loose fat.

    So are you saying I should just stick to focusing on loosing fat right now?
     
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    CaseLogic Longhorns - Mavs - Cowboys - Tool - 24 - Lost - Th

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    Well, like I said I don't really know what I'm talking about ( :mamoru: ) but it seems to me like if you bulk while lifting, you'll be burning minimal fat, because your energy will just be consumed by all the food you eat, as opposed to burning the fat for energy. To lose fat, you should focus on diet while lifting. That way, you'll be eating healthier (so less fat consumed already), with less calories, so greater chance for fat to be burned (especially with some cardio thrown in there).

    Someone correct me if I'm wrong
     
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    So my biggest focus should be on diet, which it is currently. I guess I should have added in my original post that I plan on bulking later.
     
  15. CaseLogic

    CaseLogic Longhorns - Mavs - Cowboys - Tool - 24 - Lost - Th

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    Okay yeah, it sounded like you wanted to lift and bulk right now. I think you should get to where you want to be, fat/weight wise, and then do the bulk/cut thing.
     
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    Fixed.
     
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    yeah i just started lifting recently..and after 1 chest workout with my friend whos a trainer.. i had to take a 3 day break bc iwas/am still fucking sore it sucks.. i want to lift again :(
     
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    Monday - Back and Biceps
    Tuesday - Chest and Triceps
    Wednesday - Legs Shoulders and Abs
    Thursday - Back and Biceps
    Friday - Chest and Triceps
    Saturday - Legs Shoulders and Abs

    :ugh: :ugh: :ugh: :ugh: :ugh: :ugh: :ugh:
     
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    It's possible to do both at the same time but you just need a very strict diet and not too big of a caloric surplus.
     
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    ugh

    the last thing this guy needs right now is a caloric surplus
     
  21. hello pedro

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    that looks like the most retarded split i've ever seen.
     
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    It's not retarded it's just too much. Who knows though, he is a beginner he might be able to make good gains for a few months on that schedule.


    I'd say try out your routine for a month or so and see where it gets you, if not drop it back to working out only 4x a week.
     
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    :bowrofl:
     
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    upper/lower split ftw :o
     
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    I'm kind of in the same boat as this dude. 21 5'11'' 207 lbs . I"m trying to lose weight and gain a little muscle definition. Currently I play basketball for about an hour a day. Should I be doing more cardio than that? I'm thinking about jogging also.

    **Sorry don't mean to jack your thread jeff.
     
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