Originally Posted by toyotadude5
Hey alex. Just looked over that link and looks pretty good.
Im not trying to become a body builder or anything, but do want to get into great shape. Ive been to the gym 6 days a week for the past 2 weeks. I do 1 hour of cardio, and probably about half hour to 45 minutes weight lifting a day. My main goal right now is to shred fat.
I am about 6'1" and 200 pounds. Would really like to see some results quick in the abs arms and chest. I also stopped eating fast food and soda, and drink a bottle of water with 2 scoops whey in it before every workout.
Like i said i want results fast. Any advice on what to eat, and what to do at the gym and when to drink protein? Thanks alot
a full hour of cardio is a little much to start out with, but I do agree with the 6 days a week routine and weights for at least 45 minutes every day, ONLY if you're working different muscle groups every day, AND if you're getting adequate amounts of protein to prevent over-training
you've taken some great first steps as far as diet goes like taking out fast food and soda and increasing your water intake and adding protein shakes, but I would get more than one shake a day, maybe one in the morning with breakfast or in between your other meals, and then one POST-workout, not right before, because AFTER your workout is when your body needs those nutrients the most and that's when they need to get absorbed
what kind of diet are you following now? 5-6 small meals a day? high protein, medium to low carbs? because eating 1-3 big meals a day makes it hard on your body to tap into your fat stores to use for energy because it keeps your metabolism on a roller coaster instead of keeping it high all day long, which can be achieved by eating every couple hours, whether it be a small meal of chicken, brown rice and veggies or a protein shake, as long as you're getting something in your system every couple hours, your metabolism will stay high, and your body will let go of more calories, which will come from body fat
so as long as you're eating CLEAN, eating OFTEN, keeping your protein high and training every day, you will see results
oh and as far as your cardio goes, the thing is, your body responds most to CHANGE, and if you start at an hour of cardio, sure you'll burn a lot of calories at first but your body will eventually get used to that, and will stop burning body fat and start using other things for energy like carbs that you've ate that day, to prevent from losing too much body fat, so if you don't keep things changing, it's hard to get the body to keep responding to it, so I would start light on the cardio, 30 minutes 4 times a week or so, and every week or two, add a day a week until you're at 5 or 6 days a week, then from there add 5 minutes every week or two, until you're at 45ish minutes a day, then start doing two cardio sessions a day, one in the morning on an EMPTY stomach, which is better for tapping into your fat stores, and then another session of cardio after your weight workout, two shorter sessions are better than one big one