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Old 08-08-2012, 04:46 PM   #85911
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You need weights like stated.

THEN, you do cardio. 21 min. Do intervals of elliptical, stairmaster, and treadmill. You need no more than that. Do them in 1 min slow, 1 min fast paced, for 7 min each. Do the fast paces are FAST or HARD levels, then take a cool-down minute. It'll kick your ass and you'll burn 3x more than what the machine tells you because you've done weights BEFORE any type of cardio.

You can switch it up...hit up a bike the next day, go on the rowing machine the next, etc. Go for a swim one day instead for 20 min.

You HAVE to do some kind of cardio to lose the weight. Interval training is where it's at, not where those retards doing 90 min on a 4mph pace on the treadmill are doing.

If you get used to something, step it up. The only way your body inproves is by shocking it with something it's not used to. Be it weights, intensity, etc.
Too lazy to go searching to see if this was covered, but in addition to weights, and cardio, you gotta start counting calories and getting your macronutrients right (percentages of fat, protein, and carbs).

It doesn't matter how much you lift, if you aren't getting enough calories and protein, you won't put on any muscle. It's also pretty hard to build muscle and cut fat at the same time. You're much better off doing one or the other, although newbies can sometimes do both for a little while, especially since some of their gains come from improved CNS efficiency.
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Old 08-08-2012, 04:50 PM   #85912
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oh, and +1 for interval training. Great stuff.
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Yes, hard to do both at the same time.
the added bonus of intervals after weights is that your muscles are already fatigued extensively, so your body will hit up the fat reserves and sugars for energy, not protein/musles.

It's important right after exercising like that to have proper, nutritious food with proteins and amino acids, as that is what your body needs. If you did intervals, you'll especially also need electrolytes in the form of sodium and potassium so that glycolysis will function properly and replenish ATP stores that were depleated during your workouts.

This is where carb loading and other things can come into play. But since you're just starting and with what you're probably doing, you don't have to get into too many details until your body is accustomed to more exercises and different trainings for a while.

When you're lifting, do your arms shake a lot when doing free weights?

If you won't eat right, you might as well not do anything lol.
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Old 08-08-2012, 04:58 PM   #85914
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No, but I'm not in a huge rush. Thanks for the insight.
Took like 2-3 weeks for mine. Don't remember exact time, but around there.
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Old 08-08-2012, 05:04 PM   #85915
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Old 08-08-2012, 05:52 PM   #85916
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Old 08-08-2012, 05:55 PM   #85917
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If you won't eat right, you might as well not do anything lol.
Yeah, found this out the hard way. Over a year and a half of "weighlifting" and cardioat the gym without eating right and seeing slow gains.

When I switched to barbell exercises, started supplementing protein,and drinking whole milk my lifts shot up. I put more weight on my lifts in three months than I did the entire year and a half before.

'Course my belly got bigger, but wth you gonna do. That's what a cut is for, right?
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I'm not goin to the meet. Rain tomorrow and friday
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And yes..those are pink wiper blades lol
You do know he keeps posting the yellow challenger pics because he was the one driving the car in that particular photo shoot right? No one cares about random yellow challengers lol :P
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Haha, I still appreciate the yellow Challenger. For some reason that one shot keeps getting used everywhere tho...
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