[quote]That One Guy wrote:
I’ll give this a go before the angry flamers get in on it. First, read the beginners tips stickied at the top of the beginners forum.
Second, your goals are conflicting. Gaining muscle requires excess calories and losing weight requires a calorie deficit. Pick one. At 178lbs, I suggest gaining muscle. Worry about cutting after you’re significantly above 200lbs, and not before.
Third, if your whey powder has 800cal/serving, you’re looking at a weight gaining protein product. Plain ol’ whey should have something around 100cal/serving. You’re right about the amount, though. Try to hit around 1g/lb of body weight every day and lift your ass off. Good luck.
definitely disagree with this guy. you are a beginner so it will be easy to lose fat and build muscle at first. The scale may not tell you this because of the muscle you are gaining but you should notice yourself leaning out.[/quote]
New to T-Nation (just today in fact) and didn’t know where to start to try to get some advice, so I looked at what was similar to my questions.
I am new to the weight lifting body building scene. Started in December and just recently have been taking some supplements. I am 43 years old, 6’0 tall and 215 lbs. What I wanted to achieve was a more vascular and massive look as well of course strength. I have been taking Super Pump 250 in the mornings before working out and BSN’s CellMass right after working out. For protein, I was taking the Muscle Milk until I found out about the better product in Whey. I feel stronger and have gained some mass but, am still looking for more. I heard about testosterone supplements from people but, neither know enough about it nor do I know how to take it with the CellMass Creatine and my recently started Nitrix also from BSN. I am stopping the pre workout Super Pump 250, as I did not feel any benefits working out as early as I do at 4:00am. If anyone can give me some advice as to what I should be taking and maybe giving me a good mix, I’d appreciate it! Thank you very much!