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    hiit + starting strength is pretty taxing...and you're planning on 2 hiit sessions.

    Also, don't bother with protein shakes atm as they are not necessary. Focus on knuckling down your diet...have 5-7 meals a day which is composed of lots of protein, healthy fats and complex carbs.

    Starting strength is a great routine, don't **** with it, you'll be able to up the weights quickly providing you eat and sleep well..

    How much do you weigh?
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    (Original post by cowsforsale)
    hiit + starting strength is pretty taxing...and you're planning on 2 hiit sessions.

    Also, don't bother with protein shakes atm as they are not necessary. Focus on knuckling down your diet...have 5-7 meals a day which is composed of lots of protein, healthy fats and complex carbs.

    Starting strength is a great routine, don't **** with it, you'll be able to up the weights quickly providing you eat and sleep well..

    How much do you weigh?
    79.2kg, 6ft 1.5

    Ahhh, as planned did the HITT session today, ******* exhausting but completed it.

    For breakfast, had 2 boiled eggs chopped up, mixed with lemon + veg and abowl of porridge.

    Lunch: Carrots + houmous, big Chicken salad sandwich and a plain baguette + some fruit.

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    you're a twig :O

    btw you do know you alternate workouts...

    So for example, monday: squat, bench, dead
    weds: squat, oh strict press, powerclean OR row

    lift every other day
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    (Original post by cowsforsale)
    you're a twig :O

    btw you do know you alternate workouts...

    So for example, monday: squat, bench, dead
    weds: squat, oh strict press, powerclean OR row

    lift every other day
    Really? *******, what the fedge is oh strict press, powerclean OR row?

    :O
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    (Original post by Ben.Shallot)
    Will take one protein shake every day and basically cut out all the sugary/salty processed foods etc from my diet.
    that one protein shake a day will be pointless if the rest of your diet isn't in check
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    Didn't they censor your code with the swear filter?
    where's the lettuce, tomato and mayo? lol :woo: :eek3:
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    You are talking about rippetoes starting strength yes?
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    (Original post by Ben.Shallot)
    Okay, have filtered through my previous threads comments ('Just joined the gym. Now what the fudge do?' and come to this timetable:

    Aims, lose excess body fat and get big.

    MON: HITT (15mins in total, 60 secs jog, followed by 30 secs sprint with 10 repetitions)

    TUE: Starting Strength. Squat - 3 x 5/Bench Press - 3 x 5/Deadlift - 1 x 5. Will ask the gym instructor how to do these, of whatever weight I can manage at first!

    WED: HITT

    FRI: Starting Strength

    SUN: Starting Strength

    Plus 30 sits up each morning and night at home.



    Will take one protein shake every day and basically cut out all the sugary/salty processed foods etc from my diet.

    Does this sound alright? I dunno what else to add in, remove? Like, my friends say they're gonna work out the back or whatever one day, then their lower body another day? How does that work? And having just 15 mins at the gym seems a bit pointless, no?

    Achhh, so confused...
    Well, as a beginner, it looks a little like you might be biting off a little more than you can chew. The key is here that you're trying to avoid the trap that most people fall into of convincing themselves that they're suddenly going to go to the gym 5 times a week and get ultra fit but they soon find out that they've completely forgotten about other commitments in their life such as going out, socialising, work etc etc. Two weeks into the programme they miss their first session, due to other commitments, and quit.

    Obviously if you're a sports-person or some such then your workout programme will look a lot busier than someone that has to go to work, study, look after kids, or whatever.

    Say for example, I like to go out on Saturday night, I know that I am not going to be anywhere near the gym on Sunday. That has to be factored in.

    With respect to what your friends are doing, I have both trained by grouping exercises into specific body areas on specific days and exercising the whole body each training day, although I tended to favour the former. Both work fine and to be honest if you stick at this (over the long term) you will chop and change to keep things interesting. However, it's always nice to have a training partner so 'dovetailing' aspects of your training routine with your mates is always good, particularly if you require a 'spot' (assistance), say for example for a bench press. Plus it's good to help motivate each other.

    Also remember that rest is really important too because your muscles rebuild (stronger) when you are out of the gym.
 
 
 
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