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  • BeardedFitness
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    Hey,

    I've a Question; How about doing YOGA for better breathing. I mean the asanas can really lead to better breathing. whenever I work out my breath took me away, some of the mate in the gym told me to do yoga for that issue should I do that ?? What say..?
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  • Buadain
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    Originally posted by BeardedFitness View Post
    This thread has some really helpful tips. Thanks to the guys who posted those long ones. Only question I want to follow up on is should I start with a smaller diet if I'm trying to cut down my weight before building muscle? I'm a biggun, 5'11" and 240lb and I really want to get down by about 40 pounds for my health. Or would it be better for me to focus on these basics and let my body work off the fat while I work on building muscle?
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  • BeardedFitness
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    This thread has some really helpful tips. Thanks to the guys who posted those long ones. Only question I want to follow up on is should I start with a smaller diet if I'm trying to cut down my weight before building muscle? I'm a biggun, 5'11" and 240lb and I really want to get down by about 40 pounds for my health. Or would it be better for me to focus on these basics and let my body work off the fat while I work on building muscle?

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  • Mercedez90
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    I stress not adding any other exercises to this routine is because, being extremely under weight you do not want to overwork, and you must conserve energy here to re-build the torn down muscle tissue.

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  • hubbarjl
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    I have been doing Bi's/shoulders one day, Chest/Tri's another day, and Back on another. If I really want to build up my shoulders should I split things up and do them on their own day instead of combining them? Same with other muscle groups like chest?

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  • Barny
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    I do five days a week: chest day, back day, shoulder day, leg day, and arm day. But the articles talked about strengthening the core, yet I did not see specific exercises for it (or I missed them, which I readily admit could have happened). Any tips on how to strengthen my core so I do not hurt my back?

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  • Piers
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    Hi, great advise in here. Just a question. As an absolute noob, wouldn't they be better off running a full body basic lifts program 3 times a week to learn the exercises, then moving to an Upper body, Lower body, Upper body, Lower body split. Then moving to the "standard 4 day per week" Legs, Chest/Tris, Back, Shoulder/Bi's routine? Thanks.

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  • riderroad97
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    Im working out 6 days a week, and going broke eating...

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  • SMKillerBody
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    Originally posted by The Student View Post

    4) How often should I lift?

    Train each body part ONCE A WEEK! That's it. Train no more than 4 days a week. On the other days, eat, sleep, drink water and be happy.

    5) I want to gain weight and get my six pack.

    I saw this one today. This is a misnomer. You can either gain weight or get a six pack. You are going to have to choose. You really can't have the best of both worlds. In order to get big, you have to take in more calories than are required for maintenance. To cut, you must ingest less calories than maintenance while keeping protein high to prevent muscle loss. Of course once you have built size you can then work on getting cut.

    Great post, but I have to say numbers 4 & 5 are my enemies lol I am always wanting to gain weight and it sucks to see the abs go first. When it comes to working out only 4 times a week, despite the fact that I know that is the best, I am obsessed with being in the gym haha I do have to say though, when people want to build a certain body part, the first thing they ask is if they should train it 3 times a week! I am blown away by all of the people that try to tell them to do it because you cannot overtrain. Such garbage and glad you laid this one to rest for everyone!

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  • OfficialMiguelN
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    I am 5'8'' 225 pounds a bit of stomach, i am wondering should i get down to the ideal weight and build back to to achieve "The Look" or keep on grinding?

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  • Yourlastchance89
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    Originally posted by gorillabilla View Post
    Hey guys I'm starting my gym membership tomorrow and want to lose weight and also get bulky. Not to worried about a 6 pack just want to have big arms and everything. I'm about 350 now but wanna be heathy and not look fat. So what do I start with what kind of workouts and how to keep focused.

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  • gorillabilla
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    Hey guys I'm starting my gym membership tomorrow and want to lose weight and also get bulky. Not to worried about a 6 pack just want to have big arms and everything. I'm about 350 now but wanna be heathy and not look fat. So what do I start with what kind of workouts and how to keep focused.

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  • iRizer
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    Really nice!

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  • Bryan_S
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    Νice article!

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  • andrewa
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    Originally posted by The Student View Post
    Good read!

    BEGINNERS COMMON QUESTIONS ANSWERED!, By: Jay Thompson


    I have been surfing alot of the sites and forums and have found many things to be consistent with beginners. Some of the common questions, with accompanying answers are listed below:

    1) I just started bodybuilding and would like to know what supplements I need to take to get big!

    There are three things that you need to concern yourself when beginning. Eating the right food and drinking enough water to keep your body functioning optimally; Training properly; and SLEEPING/RESTING! You must understand that you do not grow while working out. Your muscles grow in response to the stress placed upon them, ie. weight training.

    2) What exercises should I do?

    Assuming that you are trying to get big, you need to do basics. Chest=Incline Bench Press, Flat Bench Press, Dumbbell Flye, Dumbbell Pullovers, Dips. Back=Chins, DEADLIFTS, T-Bar Rows, One-Arm Dumbbell Rows, Low Pulley Rows. Biceps=Standing Barbell Curl, Alternate Dumbbell Curl. Forearms=Wrist Curls, Reverse Curls, Hammer Curls. Triceps=Close Grip Bench Press, French Curl, Dips, Skull Crushers. Quads=Squats, Leg Press, Front Squats. Hams=Stiff Legged Deadlifts, Ham Curl. Calves=All Variations of the Calf Raise. These are, in my opinion, the best exercises for each bodypart.

    3) How do I lose the fat on my stomach?

    The answer to all variations of this question is proper diet and proper training. Your abs don't just come to you when you get big enough. You need to work them from the beginning. Not only does a strong mid-section look good, it protects you from injury by stabilizing your trunk. Many of the people you hear complaining about lower back pain have a big gut! The fact is that you can't lose the fat on your stomach. You can only lose fat throughout your body. Doing 5,000 situps a day won't do any good without a good diet and cardio program.

    4) How often should I lift?

    Train each body part ONCE A WEEK! That's it. Train no more than 4 days a week. On the other days, eat, sleep, drink water and be happy.

    5) I want to gain weight and get my six pack.

    I saw this one today. This is a misnomer. You can either gain weight or get a six pack. You are going to have to choose. You really can't have the best of both worlds. In order to get big, you have to take in more calories than are required for maintenance. To cut, you must ingest less calories than maintenance while keeping protein high to prevent muscle loss. Of course once you have built size you can then work on getting cut.

    6) Do weight gainers help?

    I saw this question and HAD to respond. Weight gainers are a way for the supplement companies to trick the beginner easily. They post an ad with some FREAK and say that he made his gains using this weight gain! Really? Ask the model endorsing the product. By saying you need more calories to gain weight and offering weight gain shakes as the answer, beginners are confused into thinking that they NEED weight gainers to get big. Fact is, you just need plenty of real, good food. Eat tuna, chicken breasts, lean red meat, turkey, beans, rice, potatoes, oatmeal, fresh veggies, etc to get big. It is more beneficial for you to eat properly than to drink a weight gainer!

    7) Why don't I get sore muscles after my workout?

    It does not mean that you have not worked your muscles sufficiently if you don't get sore. Work at 100% intensity, with perfect form and you will get results!

    8) I can't "feel" the exercise working.

    This is usually heard when someone is performing with too much weight in poor form. You don't get the burn in the muscles you are working because you are working every other muscle except for the "target" muscle. For example, many people do curls with entirely too much weight and are bending over backwards to "lift" the weight! You are going to strain your back and/or shoulders, along with a host of other muscles. You might not pick up the heaviest weights in the gym, but using the proper weight for your strength, you will benefit in the long run! Take your ego to the club and your ass to the gym!


    Author: Dan Gallapoo ( dan@griffindirectmarketing.com )
    Thanks. Great advice!

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