"new" to working out consistently....but I have questions.

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  1. I was working out at school but probably only 2 times a week. :greddy:

    Now I'm pretty much going every day alternating threw 3 routines.

    On all days if I have the energy and my legs aren't sore -- leg press, calf raises and then abs/obliques

    Day 1) Chest/Tri
    Day 2) Back/Bi/Shoulders
    Day 3) Cardio Day -- Stairs (80-100 floors), biking, elliptical.

    I'm working out with my older brother and his friend who are both pretty huge and know what they are doing so they are essentially training me so I do everything correctly.

    Do the above workouts look OK? I'm around 6'3" and weigh 185 pounds but I personally think I have a very mini-gut and my legs could use the cardio which is why I do it...and I'm trying to lower my BF %. How detrimental is the cardio to me gaining muscle size?

    Also, on chest days I consistently notice my left arm is MUCH weaker if I'm doing bench press or dumbbell press...more obvious on the latter. Likewise my left chest muscle is also a lot weaker, visually. Is there anything I should be doing to help correct this? It has been like this for a while. I had surgery a while back and they severed some nerves so I can't really feel my triceps at all and I think that may be causing this...but the thing is I can't feel my left or right. :dunno:

    Lifting Stats
    Bench Press - 135 (the bar weighs 45 pounds right?)
    Dumbbell Press - 60x2
    Incline - 50 or 55 x2
    Curls - 70-80 pound bar.
    Leg Press - 290-335 pounds.
    Calf Raise machine (it has an extension arm outwards so it is basically based on leverage so weight means nothing but...) -- 70 pounds


    Supplements
    - varies between N-O-XPLODE and Fast Twitch
    - Cytogainer or Muscle Milk -- whichever is available.
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    1) Is cardio very detrimental to muscle/size gain?
    2) Why is my left arm/chest significantly weaker than my right? I'm left handed.
     
  2. Ahh shit I forgot to add some more things.

    What are some good, high-protein, low fat foods that I can be eating at typical American restaurants? I work a 9-5 so I only have a little bit of time for lunch. Lunch for me usually consists of a large Quizno's chicken sandwich with tons of veggies and some mozzarella cheese or a Chipotle chicken burrito. What are some other places I could try?
     
  3. Ghost of Swayze

    Ghost of Swayze Ofcourse you mad

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    Grocery store is your best and cheapest bet...Chicken, boiled eggs, tuna, pasta, fish, potatoes
     
  4. That is my plan for food at school next year. Poor college student so I will just buy a ton of pasta and chicken breasts and go to town. Maybe throw some parmesan or sauce on there when I have the money, lol. But for now I'm working a job where I can't leave for any more than an hour for lunch and I don't get paid so I try to make it snappy so I can leave work early...(gotta work 8 hours roughly)
     
  5. bump for tomorrow.
     
  6. KIDRR

    KIDRR Duck dog>* OT Supporter

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    1) Read the stickies
    2)Train legs (fuck leg press, do squats)
    3) Dead lifts are your friend
    4) I was your size about 5 years ago and haven't done significant cardio in at least that long (I'm 6'3" 245lbs now about 13-14%)
    5) Get plenty of sleep, take your vitamins, and say your prayers
     
  7. Joseph Scumsworth

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    This will help a LOT.
     
  8. Perkwunos

    Perkwunos Dog Bones OT Supporter

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    1) Read the stickies
    2)Train legs (fuck leg press, do squats)
    3) Dead lifts are your friend
    5) Get plenty of sleep, take your vitamins, and say your prayers to satan
     
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  10. deznutz

    deznutz New Member

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    Ditch this crap and get a basic whey protein and a creatine. I prefer 1fast400's Creatine Ethyl Ester HCI bulk 1000g

    Muscle milk is fine for calories but dont depend on it.
     
  11. ralyks

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    Are you on crack?
    Spare yourself the vommitting hazard and get capsulated CEE.
     
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