Starting to work out

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  1. romostud22

    romostud22 New Member

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    So, i just read a bunch of the threads in here, and it pretty much inspired me to start working out. I'm a chubby wubby... pics for reference:
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    I have a gym membership but I rarely use it, I want to start to go routinely, and I'm going to do my best to follow a set workout plan. My goal is to cut fat and over time build muscle and get broly like most of you brosephs are.
    I have just a few questions...

    Is it bad to do too much cardio? Like, would running/biking/stepmastering for more than 1 hour a day be too much?

    Also, how much sleep should I get a day? I'm not sure how much I should be sleeping?

    Is it a good idea to keep a workout log?

    and lastly, should I keep an eating log as well?

    Please help, as this is the first time I'm going about this in a structured manner. till now i've kind of just sparingly gone to the gym with the brotatos to lift a few weights. the only thing that I don't like is that when I lift weights, i feel like a bunch of the bros there will look at me and think bad things about me, or talk with their workout brodies about me?

    any input helps! :wavey:
     
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    ...where do you suggest I sprint? at the gym on the treadmill or just jogging and then sprinting every now and then throughout the jog?
     
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    LBFilmGuy LOL why u mad tho?

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    A track?

    Just lift weights. Fat loss will come.
     
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    i dig it. how important are running shoes? i have a pair of nike's.. just some sneakers that i wear when i work out, would that be alright or should i invest a few hundred in some shoes?
     
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    i'll do it. i just took a nekked picture of me for a before and i'll take one after, i'm not sure if i'll see a difference but I hope i feel a difference. and that works out perfect for me because tues & thurs are my days off from work. what does my VO2 Max do exactly? i can have more air in my lungs?
     
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    I like that this beginner comes into F&N and somebody lays out a sprint routine for him to follow, like he's some kind of athlete or something...

    FYI threadstarter, you are getting advice from an 08 with less than 200 posts


    read the stickies and follow Pur's plan, it's the easiest for a beginner because it's all laid out for you, you can do the sprints if you want, I don't care, but that would be more than I would have told you. Just eat clean and lift some weights in a sensible manner
     
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    Joint date doesn't apply in FN.
     
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    You don't have to have 50k posts and join 01 to know what you're talking doing.
     
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    telling someone out of shape to go from no activity to sprinting seems like a very smart idea.
     
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    lol @ sprint routine for total beginner.
     
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    Do the stickied routine, it's solid and it will teach you the exercises. Read read read. BE CONSISTENT IN WHATEVER YOU DECIDE TO DO AND WORK HARD.

    Also, nobody really cares what you're doing in the gym. If guys are giggling at you it doesn't matter, when you come day in and day out for 6 months and start to improve yourself, you'll win over the biggest assholes in there. Unless you come daily, work out like a pansy and never improve. Then you'll be "that guy"
     
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    READ THE STICKIES & ARCHIVES!!! THE INFORMATION YOU SEEK CAN BE FOUND THERE!!!!
     
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    thanks guys! i really appreciate all the feedback! i'll do more reading into the stickies and archives! i also found that site that shows you how to do the exercises. i'll keep you guys updated!
     
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    4cd-Air Rape seemed like the next logical step

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    understood, but a sprint routine for somebody "just getting started" is ridiculous, 5 posts or 50k, just pointing out a coincidence...the guy is new and doesn't know the "trusted" members and regulars in here
     
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    lol, i work for corporate business division. :wiggle:
     
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    i like that. so when i run really fast, just go as fast as i can for 60 seconds? because today i ran for as fast as i could and i could only do it for like 48 seconds... i'll update again on thursday how much longer i can go
     
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    There's nothing wrong with a little sprint/interval training, but this guy has more problems than sprinting can solve. I think he's looking for something a little for all-encompassing than sprinting down to a 130lb...he said he wants to "get broly" and sprints are not going to do it alone. You have a great idea and I am not discouraging him from trying it, just saying that a beginner will do 3 days of sprints, get so sore he wants to die, and give up forever.
     
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    Woohoo! I rocked 60 seconds sprinting. I did 30 mins of stepmaster too. i also rocked 3 sets of these things called 21's and 3 sets of preacher curls, and 3 sets of dumbell curls. i also rocked something called skull crushers, three sets of those...and then 3 sets of the thing where you have that black rope and you pull down, it works out the triceps, i did three sets of that too. i had a pretty fun workout today. can't wait to get broly and post pics. :)
     
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    oh yeah, and quick question, is it okay to eat grilled turkey patties? i went to costco and bought these turkey patty thingies, they're so dank. i put some pepper, salt, garlic, & paprica on them and tossed it on the grill and ate it with some onions, tomatos, pickles, & two slices of bread, is that okay? pic for reference:
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    at all?
     
  24. 4cd-Air

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    your seasoning is random and uneven, work on that
     
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    Jesus Christ...no.
     
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