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New Lifter


#1

Hey everybody sorry I posted in the wrong section before. I started working out a year ago off and on never really doing anything before. Well I have been taking it more serious and started in march at 292 and I am currently 274.

I am 6'2 and 22 years old. Just wondering how to break my days apart and such for lifting and such. I try to make it to the gym at least 3 times a week so any help would be appreciated thanks.


#2

What would you like to get out of lifting?...and be as specific as you can.


#3

I'm guessing you're attempting to lose weight.

I think you'd be well served with starting strength. It'll teach you how to squat, deadlift, and bench because it's a lot of volume on those (I would deadlift 3x5 instead of 1x5).

Lift MWF or TThSa or WFSu

Do cardio at least on off days. On lifting days, walking is a good choice, especially right after waking up.

Periworkout nutrition will be very important as it will have a dramatic effect on your recovery.


#4

Well I want to trim down a lot and tone up. I am not looking to be ripped or anything but just in better shape. Tone is the main focus as of right now.


#5

How many tones would you like to gain? I'm going out on a limb and saying this is a troll thread and a poor one at that.


#6

not a troll.... Just new to the scene and need help that's all. What I am mostly looking for right now is how to break my days up. For example Monday chest and tri's. And what exercises I should do. Just asking for help.


#7

Yes sir, trying to lose 60 more lbs. I would like to lifting mwf. just need to break it apart evenly like back shoulders one day etc. How do you think I should break it up?


#8

This is very vague. You need to form a specific set of goals before any serious advice may be offered through these forums. I actually created this thread for those in your situation:

http://tnation.T-Nation.com/free_online_forum/sports_body_training_performance_bodybuilding_beginner/guide_to_a_beginners_post


#9

Ok thanks. Well im 22 years old male. 6'2 started back in march at 292 am now 274. I have never really lifted before so i dont have numbers on bench, squat and such. I am trying to start a routine 3 days a week. Like i said before, I have never done this on my own before so I am a bit lost on what to do each day. I was thinking like chest tri's bi's monday, back shoulders wednesday, then legs on friday.

I want to get down 60 lbs and basically turn all my fat into muscle. I am sorry if this is still vague but I am not even close to the point about worrying about my numbers yet more of being able to do all of the exercises and doing them right. Then i can worry about my numbers. I also am trying dieting, again new to this so i just started this diet.

Meal 1: egg with toast
Meal 2: breakfast bar with apple
Meal 3: salad w/ grilled chicken
Meal 4: usually something different.
Any help would be appreciated thanks.


#10

Starting Strength would be great for you. Look it up.


#11

yea I will check it out thanks guys.