Go Back   Bodybuilding Forum - Bodybuilding.net > Bodybuilding Forum > Training

Needing Advice - Starting the gym this monday

Training discussion on Needing Advice - Starting the gym this monday, within the Bodybuilding Forum; Hi guys, I start the gym monday and really want to get into bodybuilding. I'm 26 years of age, 6" ...


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 09-12-2008, 12:19 PM   #1
jon-uk-2008
Rank: New Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 2

Default Needing Advice - Starting the gym this monday

Hi guys,

I start the gym monday and really want to get into bodybuilding.

I'm 26 years of age, 6" and around 15st 8pounds in weight.

Should I be leaving the weights well alone and just go crazy with the cardio at this stage to get rid of the fat???

Any advice welcome.

Many thanks.

John
jon-uk-2008 is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!Share on Facebook
Reply With Quote
Old 09-12-2008, 01:58 PM   #2
iron_worker
Rank: Light Heavyweight
Experience: 5-7 Years
 
iron_worker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Saskatoon, Sk, Canada
Posts: 3,272
Country:

Gender:
Send a message via MSN to iron_worker
Default

No I would definately start hitting the weights. Lifting weights will help your metabolism and make loosing fat easier.

IronWorker
iron_worker is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!Share on Facebook
Reply With Quote
Old 09-12-2008, 02:13 PM   #3
dougz
Rank: Member
Experience: > 1 Year
 
dougz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: BC, Canada
Posts: 363
Country:

Gender:
Default

Check out the threads on "Starting Strength", and do a google search on it..

I ordered the book, as well..

I do both cardio AND weights..

30 minutes low intensity, then another 30-40 lifting weights..

High intensity cardio on my days off (I workout every other day), too, if I'm up for it..

Remember to eat a meal before AND immediately after your workout!

That's where I went wrong..

How many calories a day are you eating?

How much protein?

What are you eating?

You can find this out by signing up with www.fitday.com
dougz is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!Share on Facebook
Reply With Quote
Old 09-12-2008, 03:02 PM   #4
john917v
Rank: Bantamweight
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 604

Default

Yeah, Jon. A lot of us (Most, probably) do both weights and cardio. Just make sure to do your cardio after you do weights, or you won't be able to lift as much.

john917v's Sig:Bench: 275Lbx1
A2G hacksquat: 550
(9-9-09)-Deadlift-425Lbx1!!da
Eat big, Lift big, Get big!

Myspace.com/john_917
-Hit me up!!
john917v is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!Share on Facebook
Reply With Quote
Old 09-12-2008, 03:32 PM   #5
dougz
Rank: Member
Experience: > 1 Year
 
dougz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: BC, Canada
Posts: 363
Country:

Gender:
Default

Quote:
Just make sure to do your cardio after you do weights, or you won't be able to lift as much.
See, I dunno about that..

I was going to do that, but then I'm thinking:

"as long as I have to spend 10 minutes on the treadmill anyways to get my muscles warmed up, what's another 20 minutes?".

As long as it's sufficiently low intensity I can't see how it could hurt your lifting, and it certainly helps, I think..

It gets your body warmed up, which helps prevent injury, and it gets your body past that 20 minute mark where your body starts burning fat..

Whatever you do after that is gravy, figuratively speaking..

But what do I know? LOL
dougz is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!Share on Facebook
Reply With Quote
Old 09-12-2008, 03:41 PM   #6
john917v
Rank: Bantamweight
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 604

Default

You can do that, but the preferred warmup (at least around here) is to do some warmup lifting, and maybe some stretching.
john917v is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!Share on Facebook
Reply With Quote
Old 09-12-2008, 03:43 PM   #7
_Wolf_
Rank: Light Heavyweight
Experience: 5-7 Years
 
_Wolf_'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Trinity University, San Antonio, Texas
Posts: 4,790
Country:

Gender:
Send a message via MSN to _Wolf_
Default

^^^ Actually to warm-up cardio is really shitty.

What is MUCH better is doing tons of mobility drills and stability exercises.

Cardio can be done later but doing cardio before is silly. Instead, mobility drills better prepare you for the workout.

_Wolf_'s Sig:
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.



To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
_Wolf_ is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!Share on Facebook
Reply With Quote
Old 09-12-2008, 04:26 PM   #8
Pitysister
Rank: Light Heavyweight
Experience: > 1 Year
 
Pitysister's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 4,221
Country:

Gender:
Default

yes, mobility all zee way.

start here and go onto the next page.

http://www.bodybuilding.net/training...html#post65708

Pitysister's Sig:

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

And when you seek forgiveness
You will see there is no god
And for all eternity
You will cry my name
Pitysister is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!Share on Facebook
Reply With Quote
Old 09-12-2008, 04:36 PM   #9
dougz
Rank: Member
Experience: > 1 Year
 
dougz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: BC, Canada
Posts: 363
Country:

Gender:
Default

Ok, thanks for the link!

Can we expand here again on WHY warm-up cardio is shitty, beyond the "not being able to lift as much?"..
dougz is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!Share on Facebook
Reply With Quote
Old 09-12-2008, 04:47 PM   #10
_Wolf_
Rank: Light Heavyweight
Experience: 5-7 Years
 
_Wolf_'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Trinity University, San Antonio, Texas
Posts: 4,790
Country:

Gender:
Send a message via MSN to _Wolf_
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by dougz View Post
Can we expand here again on WHY warm-up cardio is shitty, beyond the "not being able to lift as much?"..
No problem...I'm in a talkative mood..

Ok so we're discussing Cardio vs. Mobility Drills.

Doing both back to back and then lifting is obviously bad because you will be unnecessarily tired. Therefore, we'll restrict to keeping the topic about Cardio vs. Mobility Drills.

Cardio helps in increasing blood flow through the body. It gets your muscles pumping, etc etc....BUT: does it prepare you to lift heavy weights? Does it enable your body to be prepared to handle large amount of weight and stress? Nope. It just increases blood flow. Thats it.

Mobility Drills on the other hand, help to improve: MOBILITY. Most people cant squat deep, they can't deadlift right, they have form issues which stem from the root problem: bad hip mobility, bad hamstring flexibility and bad lower back stability. Doing mobility drills irradiates this problem. It prepares your body to lift heavy weights. At the same time: it causes quite a bit of sweating. So it is like "cardio" except its a lot more beneficial.

I hope I make sense...
_Wolf_ is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!Share on Facebook
Reply With Quote
Reply

  Bodybuilding Forum - Bodybuilding.net > Bodybuilding Forum > Training


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 04:11 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.