OK, bought Ian King's "THE BOOK OF MUSCLE" several months ago and actually just started reading it yesterday. I learnt a little about slow and fast twitch, testosterone, carbs, protein, fats, (just a bunch of stuff) etc.
Didn't quite grasp the scientific muscle fiber release of certain whatever during whatever, but as time goes on, maybe it will come to me with a little more studying.
Anyway, there's a formula in there that will let you know what your caloric intake is supposed to be. If any of you have read this, does that seem to be about where one can start from. It says, after finding that amount, that, if you want to gain muscle mass, add 500 calories.
To lose fat, reduce calories. Sounds simple enough. What I did'nt find, in the few chapters I read on that subject, was how much carb and fat intake you need. Please take a moment to school me on that if you will.
Just to refresh your memory, incase one or two of you have forgotten, I am 36, 5'11" and probably 30+/- lbs overweight (230lbs). Never been active. Not in just bad shape, but definitely need some work.
My question is, without seeing a pic of me, would it be better for me to concentrate more on burning fat now (diet/exercise) and change up my routine to more of a full body workout or SAME with a muscle group workout, or, up my calories with a full body or SAME with a muscle group workout?
I did learn that more muscle requires more fuel, which, with proper diet, will burn fat for that extra fuel. Ain't that right?
Again, I have only 4 days of gym use per week. I need an effective routine for those days and any suggestions ya'll may have that I can do for the other 3 days.
I appologise if it seems I keep going over the same ole' same ole'. But I'm still very confused as to which way to turn with my particular stats I've mentioned and as a beginner.
All input is greatly appreciated. Thanks..