<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by 416:
For sure. But check a source's (say, Health Canada) daily recommended fat intake. Then try (it's really to hard to do for non-psychos) to monitor your daily intake.
Wouldn't you agree that North American's eat way too much fat in general?</font>
Fat? Not as much as sugar and processed wheat and corn. NA is sugar mountian.
sucrose, glucose (all the 'oses'), corn syrup, enriched whole wheat, blah blah ad naseum.
Remember, there's good
fat and then there is bad
fat. (Won't get into that...that could be another thread entirely)
Diet is going to be MORE than half the battle.
I've really been watching what I've been eating but I do treat myself to a day off
once a week where I eat whatever I want.
(ie. I've cut out ALL sugars and processed wheat/corn; you'll be AMAZED at what that leaves...)
I take a good high quality multi-vitamin and protein powder for my much needed building blocks.
I always start out with 15-20min. of the crosstrainer to warm up (unless it's a total cardio day then I'll do 40-45min.).
Then I'll either do 'upper' or 'lower'.
Upper (for me) is either Chest/Shoulders/Back or Arms/Abs
Lower is quads, hamstrings, calves and glutes.
Now depending if you're looking to build muscle or just tone, your workout will be different than mine.
For muscle you want to do a small intense amount of sets/reps (say 3-4 sets of 8-10 reps) working towards your max. weight for that exercise.
For tone you'll do more sets/reps probably working towards 70% of your max.
I won't bore you with my routine enless you really want to hear it.
Here's a few links though that you can check out...(I'm a Men's Health mag junkie