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What up, i’m a 6’5" 315lbs. male from New Orleans i dire need of some advice.
On how to start training to turning my flabby ass
into a beast.
Can someone please help???

First, read the stickies in the beginner forum- click on the ‘beginners’ banner at the top of the screen, and then read through the first four threads.

But first, you’re gonna need to turn to your left about 90 degrees, and that, I’m afraid, I have no idea how to do.

[quote]rapp2691 wrote:
What up, i’m a 6’5" 315lbs. male from New Orleans i dire need of some advice.
On how to start training to turning my flabby ass
into a beast.
Can someone please help???
[/quote]

Hi and welcome to the forum.
http://www.T-Nation.com/tmagnum/readTopic.do?id=817951

First thing you need to know is that a body transformation is always a lifestyle transformation. Do not expect to live like you did before except you to go the gym 3 days a week and see any kind of change. You cannot undo something by doing it right for 1 hour per day when you do it wrong the other 23 hours. Do not expect to see fast results. You cannot undo the accumulated damage to your body from 10 years in a few months.

There are 3 things your want to do now.

Fist, learn about diet and nutrition. Its the most important factor in changing body composition, it has a bigger impact than training. You cannot “out-train” a bad diet.
Start here : http://www.T-Nation.com/readArticle.do?id=459493

Second, rad up on weight training. There are numerous articles on this site, you should start with the stickies on top of this forum :
http://www.T-Nation.com/tmagnum/readTopic.do?id=1766118
http://www.T-Nation.com/tmagnum/readTopic.do?id=640350

I would suggest a program called “Starting Strength” (http://www.startingstrength.net/workouts/)or “Madcow 5x5” (http://www.geocities.com/elitemadcow1/table_of_contents_thread.htm)

Third, start to do something. All that knowledge is no good if you don’t apply it. Do not worry to do something “wrong” at the beginning. Doing something (anything) is better than doing nothing, you can start optimizing later when you have a deeper understanding of the subject.

Feel free to come back with any specific questions.

[quote]Petrichor wrote:
Third, start to do something. All that knowledge is no good if you don’t apply it. Do not worry to do something “wrong” at the beginning. Doing something (anything) is better than doing nothing, you can start optimizing later when you have a deeper understanding of the subject.[/quote]

Damn good advice.

As Otep says though - you really need to work on your 90 degree rotation. If you walk into the gym like that you are gonna have one hell of a hard time doing squats.

You’ve got some military-looking tats… did you serve? If so, think back to what they did for you.

In addition to the other great advice, learning about nutrition & timing really helped me. Dr. Jon Berardi says 90% of your results come from your food choices.

Get movin’ & groovin! If you need inspiration, there’s a “Before and After” thread that you might like. A lot of us have changed drastically.

Welcome ~ Renee