First off - great site, one of the best on the net!
I’m someone who has always semi taken care of himself. That is, I’ve worked out here and there, kind of watch my diet, know a little about nutrition and training. You know the type - about 80% of 23 year old men, who think they know everything they need to and are in semi decent shape compared to the average joe but are really pretty piss poor compared to anyone who takes fitness seriously.
Over the past month or so, I have been lurking on this site and some others, trying improve my knowledge on fitness, as I want to start taking this seriously.
I have devised a plan for myself and just want some advice on a couple of areas. Now, it’s not a highly developed plan, but it’s something I can start on and tweak as I go along. I figure at this point, the main thing is to actually get started.
I’m 6 foot and about 175, bodyfat maybe around 15%. My main goals are actually to improve my overall athleticism for basketball. I.e. speed, strength and stamina.
My basic week will consist of a couple of hours of ball once or twice a week. I tend to go to the gym twice a week to lift weights. I tend to work out my whole body when I’m there, which I know is not right, but I find it easier time-wise. (How limiting is this to my development, keeping in mind i’m more interested in strength and general athleticism rather than size?)
I’ll tend to have another cardio session in the form of tennis or martial arts during the week. So thats roughly three sessions of intense cardio for 1-2 hours, and 2 lifting sessions also at about 1-2 hours.
My diet: Generally consists of fruit and veg, protein (fairly clean meats) and brown carbs. I tend to get about 2500 cals and about 120g of protein.
NOW - I know the above is a fairly mediorce program (low protein, full body workouts etc). BUT at the moment, its the best I can commit to, due to work and other commitments. If I kept doing this for 2 -3 months, what development would I see?
If there are some points you feel MUST change, what would they be?
I also plan to take BCAA’s and HOT-ROX in order to help with energy levels and fat loss. Any problems with this? Anything else that I should add?
I’m actually going to make a seperate thread on HOT-ROX, as I take some other supplements and need to ask about that, but don’t want to “dilute” this thread too much.
Think thats it.
Sorry for the kind of long rambling post, if anyone needs clarification on anything, please just ask.