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Skipper

TRIBE Member
Ok kids, I'm looking to get back in to the habit of working out and eating well this summer (a familiar story as far as I'm concerned, but this time I mean it!) and was wondering if anyone would like to share some tips that have been successful....

I've read a lot of hype about carbs - so I'm trying to cut back on carbs after I'm done work (ie. after 4pm) - so I eat protein and veggies for dinner...I also am trying to avoid stuff with added sugar in it (pop, fruit "punch", coffee, cookies, cakes, you know....all the really good shtuff!) and I'm going to try and drink less as well.

I don't want to go on any crazy diets - I just want to develop some good habits that will be fairly easy to keep and will help me buff up.

Any advice??
 

Mr_Furious

TRIBE Member
for optimum muscle gain after a work out, you should eat approx. 1.2 grams of protein per pound of body weight.

You should really try to pick up a book and do some reading. You have to tailor your work out to what you want, and what your body type is. There's far too much information avaiable to just ask for *tips*.
 

Karim

TRIBE Member
www.bodybuilding.com

Make a daily routine of visiting the gym. Split your body into 3 muscle groups, and work each one out per day, for 2 weeks (or once the initial soreness goes away), then split your body into 2 muscle groups and work out each group once every 2 days. Take Sunday off for cardio.

GO TO THE GYM EVERYDAY, make it routine.

Don't work the same muscles the next day.

When building muscle, you don't have to worry so much about what you eat. You should stick to the no carbo's after 4 and no sugars diet, but keep eating the same foods, just at different times.

Good Luck!

:) <--- Mr. Universe
Karim
 
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rejenerate

TRIBE Member
Definitely watch the amounts you eat...that made a big difference for me. You may be eating something healthy but if you're eating more than you need to, you'll be packing in unnecessary calories.
Eat until you feel full, don't stuff yourself.

Drink lots of water...it helps you feel fuller. If you feel a bit hungry, drink something first, then see how you feel after...sometimes we mistake thirst for hunger.

Stay away from "instant" food that's packed with preservatives and nasty stuff. Eat more fresh fruits and vegetables, lean meat, whole grains etc.

It helps to "treat" yourself so you don't feel deprived. Maybe have a day once a week where you can have cheesecake or chips or something. You can also make better choices in terms of "treats"...like frozen yogurt instead of ice cream. It still has lots of sugar, but less fat. Sometimes if I'm craving something sweet I'll have a smoothie and that's enough for me.

I suggest the Weight Watchers Sarah Ferguson cookbooks...you can track the calories for each recipe, and the ones I've tried are actually really good and tasty.

~jen
 

Plato

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geminigirl

TRIBE Member
Keep carbs to a minimum...when you do eat them...have brown or whole wheat. Eat brown rice, whole wheat pasta, brown rice pasta....Dark heavier bread...whole wheat bread etc. Eat lots of fresh fruits and veggies. Keep your sugar intake to a mimimum as well.

If you ask me it's the white empty carbs that put fat on your ass...the white bread,white pasta and white rice. White carbs are evil!!

There are so many healthy yummy things to eat:p

Maxine
 
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MARCin

TRIBE Member
Originally posted by Karim
www.bodybuilding.com

Make a daily routine of visiting the gym. Split your body into 3 muscle groups, and work each one out per day, for 2 weeks (or once the initial soreness goes away), then split your body into 2 muscle groups and work out each group once every 2 days. Take Sunday off for cardio.

GO TO THE GYM EVERYDAY, make it routine.

Don't work the same muscles the next day.

When building muscle, you don't have to worry so much about what you eat. You should stick to the no carbo's after 4 and no sugars diet, but keep eating the same foods, just at different times.

Good Luck!

:) <--- Mr. Universe
Karim

Now, i'm not a workout specialist, but i don't think it's good for you to work out each and every day. I was told you should visit the gym atleast 3 times a week, but no more than 5.

marc..
 

jus me

TRIBE Member
Originally posted by geminigirl
Keep carbs to a minimum...when you do eat them...have brown or whole wheat. Eat brown rice, whole wheat pasta, brown rice pasta....Dark heavier bread...whole wheat bread etc. Eat lots of fresh fruits and veggies. Keep your sugar intake to a mimimum as well.

If you ask me it's the white empty carbs that put fat on your ass...the white bread,white pasta and white rice. White carbs are evil!!

There are so many healthy yummy things to eat:p

Maxine

Yup, that's a great tip! And it works too! I did that for a month. I only ate carbs in the morning, and I lost alot of weight. I couldn't keep it up though, cuz I was always snacking. Since I wasn't filled up on carbs.

Nonetheless, when you do eat carbs, make sure they're whole. As Maxine mentioned, brown rice, whole wheat pasta. There are also alot of other different grains that have different tastes & textures. Go to your local health food store to explore. They have tons of neat stuff, you'd never see at a regular grocery store!

And keep away from processed foods! They're bad for everyone anyhow!

That's my advice!:)

Other than that, try walking everywhere (when it's reasonable).
 
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AshG

Member
Originally posted by MARCin


Now, i'm not a workout specialist, but i don't think it's good for you to work out each and every day. I was told you should visit the gym atleast 3 times a week, but no more than 5.

marc..

Agreed. Even professional body builders usually make a point of taking one day off per week (tho they do often go the gym more than once a day).
Its a much needed physical and psychological break if you've already gone to the gym 6 days in a row.

remember that you don't build muscle when you work out; you build it when you rest.

and take pleasure in the fact that if you do work out a good number of days per week, even when you sit around and do nothing on your days off, you'll be burning more energy than you would have otherwise.

good luck.
 

BreakzBroad

TRIBE Member
Originally posted by Dam That SnarkEE Kid


Jen and I, when weighed together, STILL don't equal three digits in pounds.

.StEEvEEdEE.
- Double :p -

bwahahahah! yea right. Im little, but not that tiny :D

*jen*
 

loopdokter

TRIBE Promoter
I hate this myth that going to the gym is going to make you healthy. ARGH!

In order to be healthy, you have to get aerobic activity into your system! A minimum 15 minute run or other cardio activity at a brisk pace 3 times a week will show improvements. You've got to make sure you get your heart rate up. A good weigh to measure this is if you were to go out for a run with someone and you could still talk to that person while running, but it would be a bit tough to talk.

As for your diet, just use common sense. I'm a firm believer that you can eat pretty near whatever you want to eat as long as you're maintaining an aerobic/healthy lifestyle and lifting some weights. It's still very easy to just be a runner and not lift weights at all and look fit.

I've had so much nutrition drilled into me from my years as a cross country/track runner in high school and university; as well as with my major in phsy-ed. So I guess that sort of makes me qualified. ;)

The rule of thumb is that diets don't work. However, CHANGING your diet can help. Lots of greens, protein, low fat and cereals will do a body good. Nothing really wrong with sugar (as I eat loads) other than making your teeth rot. It's the fat/unburned calories that's often included in sweet things that packs on the weight. As long as you're burning that energy off, there's nothing wrong with doing eating the odd chocolate bar. There are so many myths about diets out there that make me cringe!

Oh, and for a nice little treat if you're needing a sweet fix - jello! Gellatin contains no fat whatsoever.

Cheers,
Jay K.
 
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