What I’m looking for is advice on my workouts and my dieting. The advice I have received from my local gym who have size on them to seem to know what there talking about and friends of mine that happen to be fitness trainers are mixed.
I’m 5,6. I weigh at 138 lbs. I’ve worked out off and on for years. This past year I have gotten more interested in working out to were I’ve actually set up routines and spend more time in the gym and doing research.
First I’ll explain what my typical week looks like. I’ll workout 5 days a week focusing on my Torso on day 1, Arms on day 2, Legs on day 3, Shoulders on day 4, heavy on Abs and some odds 'n ends on day 5, as I take the weekends off. My workouts lasts about 2 hours per day. I workout using sets of 7,5,3 - 7,5,3 - 7,5,3 moving up in weight each rep for my first 2 exercises and than sets of 10x2,8x2,6 for my second 2 exercises also moving up in weight when I can.
Some advice I’d like to hear on my workout is if this seems like abit too much? Thats one of the things thats been mentioned to be by bodybuilders in my gym. While the workout I have set up is similar to a friend’s of mine that I workout with over the summer who is a certified fitness trainer.
The only supplement I use is a serving of Cytogainer after each workout and somtimes throughout the day.
I’ve also noticed lately I don’t have the energy and am not progressing as much as I was during the summer. Sometimes I can walk in the gym pumped up ready to throw some weight around and have some wild energy once I get started… while on other days I just want to get it over with and lack stamina and endurance. I don’t figure work or lack of sleep is involved since summertime for me is tourist season and I worked that many more hours. So my only other expectation is my diet. What can I do for energy and endurance? And what could my diet consist of to give me that energy back thats not too complex?
I know I need carbs and protien to workout and build muscle which I feel I maintain pretty well on a good day. I live alone and don’t really have time to fix myself a nice meal so my diet is limited to fast food, cereal, microwaveable meals, and pizza… I just try to keep it on the carb and protien side… my metabalism wont allow me to gain weight from fatty foods. Considering that is this diet particularly bad?
I’d like some general advice for a diet when I don’t have a whole lot of time. Something simple, fast, and on the go. I also don’t have to worry about my weight so I don’t stress over calories or fat.
Thanks for your time.