It turns out the scales that i used the other day were out so instead of gaining 10.56pounds i had gained 8.8pounds. Ill change to title seeing as tho its not as unusual.
[quote]Arms Afire wrote:
Step one. Develop an eating plan. Start with a food log. Keep track of everything you eat. When your gains slow or stop, you will find this is worth a hundred bucks, because you can adjust your diet from what you have been doing.
Step two. Go out in the back yard if you have one, or to an empty field if you don’t. Take a shovel and dig a hole approximately 1 meter deep and 1/2 meter wide. Toss your container of NO Explode into the hole. Replace the dirt taken out of the hole.
Step three. GET OUT OF THE SMITH MACHINE!!! The best way to get experience with squats is to actually do squats. There are balance and weight control issues with squats that doing them in the Smith Machine will not resolve. It is better to do real squats with the bar or light weight. Once you feel comfortable, moving up in weight is easy.
Firstly thanks for the input. With reguards to step one ill definatley be setting that up, i’m doing sports nutrition this semester at uni so it shouldn’t be a problem.
Now the NO-explode i know its not very good, i had all ready considered dumping it but it is hard to basically throw away $100. I definatly won’t buy it again thats for sure.
I’ll try the free weight squat i am only hesitant because i don’t have a gym partner atm and my technique and leg muscles are pretty bad.
[quote]Jacked Diesel wrote:
Next, I guess your routine is good to start off with; however, you do not need to take a break after 3 days in a row if you do not want to.
Also, you should be changing up your routine every week as far as exercises go for specific muscles, what you pair on each day, sets and reps, high and low weight, super and tri-sets, etc. You have to keep your body guessing by constantly throwing it curve balls, thats how you will see the most improvements[/quote]
I would like to train on that day off but i’m not sure if it would be overdoing it. Say if i’m still slightly sore in my shoulders from my last session is it safe to hit the gym again for another back/shoulder workout?
I try to mix it up as much as possible but then again it’s still early days so my body wouldn’t be used to anything yet. Good advice for the future tho.
I see no work for your posterior chain, core, or shoulders. You should consider one of the routines available here (full body or upper/lower split perhaps?). Designing your own workouts is a bad idea until you have experience, then your intuition will take over.
BTW, dump the nitric oxide crap and get creatine and fish oil. [/quote]
I had my program designed by staff at the gym but i think he made it too basic so ill approach him and get it updated to include those areas.