Just got back from the Gym

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    rwynn Big Daddy

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    Just finished my 2nd workout at the gym this week.

    I am trying to cut fat and then bulk up a bit, figure I pay for this expensive gym membership I need to be using it.

    I am doing a 12 week beginner routine to get my body back into shape before switching to a more hardcore bulking split.

    I'm hoping this 12 weeks deal with low/mid weight and high reps with added cardio will let me cut a good bit of fat before I start bulking.

    I am doing the following for the first 3 weeks, 2 nonconsecutive days/week with cardio on off days.

    12 Week Beginners Training Routine | Muscle & Strength

    I am also modifying my diet in the following ways:

    Removed Soda from my diet, completely.
    0 processed foods.
    High protein, low fat clean foods taken 300ish calories at a time every couple of hours to maintain metabolism.

    I am going this week to pick up some Whey Protein, anyone have a good suggestion based on taste, cost, mixability(in that order of importance)?

    Wish me luck!
     
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    AdeptMrSniffles I have a Blue Thumb

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    Good luck man! It takes dedication to keep going. Once you get through that first couple of weeks you'll get addicted to feeling "the burn" and it'll make it easier to go.

    I've never used any whey protein but I'm using a product called "Monster Mass" by the developers of Muscle Milk. Great results so far. Tastes even better when mixed with water.
     
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    Thanks I'll look into that.
     
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    Congratulations on beginning to work out. Keep it up (it's good for you). :bowdown:
     
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    Bodybuilding.com has some good prices. I use optimum nutrition. It tastes great for protein shakes.
     
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    i've just recently started working out too, i do my workout at 730am since its the only time that really works for me, and i use a pre-sup called Jacked and a protein shake after... im about 4 days in, and hopefully sticking with it...
     
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    Thanks! Going to check out what Sams has and see if their prices are any good in comparison.
     
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    Goodluck!
     
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    Congratulations bro!
     
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    good luck and keep up the good work.
     
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    RyanG ^*Eternal Dumbass*^

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    If you are trying to cut body fat do an interval training style workout especially with your cardio work. Keep your heartrate under 145 for optimal day loss, much higher than that and you start getting into a catabolic workout where you see burning day and muscle.

    In between your lifting sets jump on a bike elliptical or treadmill instead of resting, it will keep the fat burning hormones up in your bloodsteam. I've been working really hard for the last two months in the gym and I'm down 16lbs and three notches in my belt. I've also added a bunch of muscle mass. Its highly addicting! Oh by the way when you get over two miles on the stationary bike its all easy!
     
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    RyanG ^*Eternal Dumbass*^

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    Ugh stupid phone, day=fat
     
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    Thanks for the heads up on the heart rate, I'll need to get a monitor so I can keep tabs on it.
     
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    RyanG ^*Eternal Dumbass*^

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    the cardio equipment at the gym should have a heartrate monitor built in. Its the silver metal part of the handholds.
     
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    On the machines is an ok method to find out heart rate but if someone near by has their own personal heart rate monitor on it can mess up what readings you get on the machine. But until you are able to get a heart rate monitor it helps to have the machines they just arent that exact. OR at least that is what my trainer was explaining to me, maybe he was just trying to sell me the heart rate monitor!

    Good luck to you! The first 2 weeks are for sure the roughest but after that it is way easier!!!
     
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    Good luck, just remember even more so than reef keeping this will take patience, you won't see results overnight. Stick with it and you'll be happy in the end. Also, keep in mind you should have a good stretching routine both before and after your workout. I can tell you from personal experience that not stretching will cause some painful possibly permenant injuries.
     
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    Oh that is too true. I grew up playing football and basketball, and my dad is a coach that got drilled into me early on.
     
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