Tell him to read this and start studying everything in there and just to start raping the search feature here at T-Nation. forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=998224
Tell him to read this thoroughly. http://www.T-Nation.com/readTopic.do?id=460331
His food should consist of steaks (preferably sirloin) whole eggs, cottage cheese, natural peanut butter, avocado, fruits (apples oranges), olive oil, coconut oil when frying, butter, natural cheeses, turkey, fish or chicken, non-instant rolled oats(morning), instant rolled outs (around Workout), starchy foods sweet potatoes, brown rice, quinoa (with bigger intake around workouts and small quantities at other times of day), Rye bread (avoid any bread with any sort of corn, or hydrogenerated syrups).
MRPs (meal replacement shakes)are acceptable as long as they are quality. Like Metabolic Drive Complete here at T-Nation or pm for some other brands that I back 100% for being “quality”. Should be casein+whey no maltodextrin, carbs coming from complex sources only. Or make your own, just get a good casein protein powder and add tbsp of natural peanutbutter and a apple or 2 wala badass meal replacement. I would take a casein shake or cottage cheese serving b4 bed atleast tallying up to around 400 calories.
Drink at the minimum a gallon a day. I can’t stress how important fish oil is. I have noticed a huge difference when not taking vs taking. My recovery is just pitiful when not mega dosing fish oil. I shoot for a TBSP a day spread through out the day. TSP here and there 3 times.
He should not worry about anything else at the moment. Just eat eat eat, workout, eat eat maybe eat again, sleep.
Depending on his goals after rippetoe’s he can go the bodybuilding route or more of an athletic direction with an upper/lower or full body routine. Hope I helped peace.[/quote]
Thanks for the great advice. He’s already eating it all up (pun intended). That’s all he needs for now.