Hi, I'm new to this board. Thought I'd briefly give you all a break down of myself and invite advice and knowledge from all your experience as I have just begun (trying) to build muscle and feel I could easily screw up and do this all wrong. Please anyone leave comments. Thanks, and please forgive me if it's longwinded.
I'm a 22yr old male, 6'3, 185lbs. I'm tall and reasonably thin (with the exception of accumulated fat on my lower stomach and ass). I'm 100% committed to building my body. I have changed my diet and joined a gym and I research for more info everyday.
Diet: I have aimed at both raising my protein intake to 180g daily and at eating balanced. I eat corn cereal with milk and a whey protein shake for breakfast, followed by fruit to snack on. 11AM I always eat a tofu and bean paste veg soup with rice and some fish, followed by another protein shake 2hours later. Once again I'll snack on fruit till about 6PM when I'll have a 180g lean processed meat steak. During hte day I'll drink loads of water along with a multi vitamin everyday. I try and calculate that which I haven't eaten and throw that in the mix whenever I can, be it more veges or whatever.
Gym: I started going to regularly about 2weeks ago. I like to work on main muscle areas after work at night about 3 times a week. I haven't been doing sqauts or deadlifts, though I've heard these are the best for beginners being that work all the major muscle areas and stabiliser muscles. As a beginner I have chosen to use both machines and free weights for safety and cos of lack of experience and strength. As I am thin, I feel I need to concentrate on my chest and upper chest, as well as the flab on my lower stomach. Tomorrow I will begin a sprint program on my alternate days whereby I can do cardio whilst trying to build muscle.
Is their anything any of you pros feel I'm not doing, or doing wrong, or that I'm doing right?
Mr no muscle