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Eddie0206 04-27-2005 07:13 PM

Motivation?
 
Heres my problem...

I have been lifting on and off for about 2 years now and want to stick to a 5 days a week schedale. My only problem is I have no motivation to continue this schedule for no more than 2 months.

Heres my weekly routine

Monday - legs
Tuesday - Arms
Wednesday - Back
Thursday - Shoulders
Friday - Chest

I do about 400 abs 7 days a week

I take about a half tablespoon of trac creatine 1/2 hour to work out then about 75 grams of protein after

I wanna get ripped, I need help

Anyone have any suggestions?

Darkhorse 04-27-2005 07:41 PM

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Heres my weekly routine

Monday - legs
Tuesday - Arms
Wednesday - Back
Thursday - Shoulders
Friday - Chest
Motivation, correct me if I'm wrong, comes from results. You want to get "ripped". From my experience your diet plays the most important role in this. Refer to Dave's clean bulk in the nutrition section.

For training, I'm a propenent of staying heavy while you cut. It preserves muscle while you strip away fat. For your training schedule, I would completely reverse the order. I'll stick to the five day a week because that's what you want.

M-Chest
T-Back
W-Legs
TH-shoulders/traps
F-biceps/triceps
S-cardio/rest
Su- cardio/rest

Another plan to consider is circuit training. Upper body one day, lower the next, and so on. This should keep the intrest level up and motivation to stick with it. For cardio, refer to one of my previous threads about Max-OT Cardio. An intense 16 minutes is better and more effective for stripping fat than 45 minutes worth of cardio.

About trac creatine. Those companies that have liquid creatine are in the process of getting sued because of making false claims. Creatine is NOT stable in liquid, it turns into creatinine which is useless. I'm surprised they are still selling it.

Dr X 04-28-2005 08:57 AM

It's advisable to change/adjust your routine around every couple of months and review your goals. This will keep you from getting stale. I will generaly look a couple of months ahead and say, ok what is it I want to do. Cut/Bulk/put extra emphasis on this part or that and work toward that goal.

Eddie0206 04-28-2005 12:13 PM

So then should I drop the Creatine?

If I decide to do the circuit lifting how many days a week do I do that?

How often should I do cardio?

Dr X 04-28-2005 02:03 PM

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Originally Posted by Eddie0206
So then should I drop the Creatine?

If I decide to do the circuit lifting how many days a week do I do that?

How often should I do cardio?

No, don't stop the creatine.

What are your current stats? You say you want to be ripped but I don't know what your body is like.

Eddie0206 04-28-2005 03:31 PM

Well don't laugh but......

5'0 120

17 years old

Bench 145
Leg press 400

I think I have a good start but I gotta keep going, just need some advice

Darkhorse 04-28-2005 05:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dr X
No, don't stop the creatine.

What are your current stats? You say you want to be ripped but I don't know what your body is like.

Yes drop that type of creatine because it's useless. Buy some regular creatine monohydrate, it's really cheap and proven effective.

Dr X 04-28-2005 06:47 PM

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Originally Posted by 0311
Yes drop that type of creatine because it's useless. Buy some regular creatine monohydrate, it's really cheap and proven effective.

I didn't notice you had put a type of creatine. Yes get rid of that one like 0311 said and get monohydrate. You also need to bulk up.Don't
worry about getting ripped. Your at a great age to pack on some serious muscle. Bulk up. You should read daves clean bulk in the nutrition section and then start lifting heavy.

Darkhorse 04-30-2005 05:38 PM

One more thing to add that might help your motivation. I'd advise you to set a date to weigh yourself and take a bodyfat test. Make sure it's at least 2-3 weeks in between so you'll see a more dramatic result. For the natural bodybuilder, 1-2 pounds gain/loss per week is very attainable and something to shoot for.

Eddie0206 04-30-2005 08:48 PM

Another question I have is how I should lift? How many sets and how many reps? I think I am going to go with 0311 work out plan


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