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davidm987
02-23-2009, 01:35 PM
so im 23, 6'0", 165 lbs. i am apprenticing on a sports fishing boat in about 3 months and need to bulk up as much as possible before then. Here is my diet for today:

Meal 1:
Banana- 121 cal, .4g fat, 31.1g carb, 1.5g protein
Protein Shake- 120, 1, 3, 25

Meal 2:
3 Eggs- 220, 16.1, 1.7, 16.2
2 slice WW toast- 138, 1.9, 24.5, 5.7
2 Tbsp jelly- 90, 0, 22, 0
12 oz OJ- 154, .2, 37.1, 2.3

Meal 3:
4-5 oz beef- 370, 24.5, 0, 33.6
carrot- 30, .2, 6.9, .7
broccoli- 20, .2, 3.8, 1.9
1/2 cup rice- 75, .5, 16.5, 2
2 cup milk- 165, .4, 24.3, 16.5

meal 4 (before workout):
protein bar- 270, 8, 30, 20

meal 5 (immediately after workout):
protein shake- 120, 1, 3, 25

meal 6:
4-5 oz beef-370, 24.5, 0, 33.6
potato- 193, 3.9, 36.5, 4.3
2 cup milk- 165, .4, 24.3, 16.5
1/2 cup rice- 75, .5, 16.5, 2
plus any veggies left from lunch

meal 7:
1 cup yogurt- 154, 3.8, 17.2, 12.9

Totals:
Calories- 2849
Fat- 88.4g, 28% of calories
Carbs- 298.5g, 41%
Protein- 219.7d, 31%

What do ya'll think, im thinking too many carbs. if so, what should i do to cut some out?

Now a few random questions, probably should be posting elsewhere for this.

1. what should i be doing in my free time, pretty much just relaxing and not burning fuel? im running twice a week roughly 3 miles at a time right now. i work as a server in a restaurant so i get a little exercise there running around but not a lot.

2. right now im doing workouts targeting 2 muscles groups a day, 3 different lifts for each group, low reps high weight, 5x a week. i was once told by a personal trainer that you can work abs every time your at the gym because they recover faster than other muscle groups, is this true?

any suggestions or advice appreciated, thanks!

davidm987
02-23-2009, 01:38 PM
forgot to add, im taking a fish oil supplement for omega 3 and will have some butter on the potato.

Pimpstick
02-23-2009, 01:44 PM
The diet is fine provided you can gain weight at 2849. In two weeks, weigh yourself, and if you havent gained any weight, add more calories.

Most personal trainers are idiots, though some are very good. I'd say yours was the former; don't train abs everyday.

VikingWarlord
02-23-2009, 01:51 PM
You don't really need to train that much. A 4x weekly split is fine, so look into WBB1.1 or BGB. Abs don't particularly matter since big compound movements will work the core anyway. Working abs should be an afterthought if anything. A lot of personal trainers are morons.

Some cardio a couple times a week is a good idea just to keep your endurance base up. Just keep your sessions to around 20 minutes. If what you're planning to do requires more cardiovascular endurance, maybe a little more than that.

The diet isn't too bad though I might suggest igetting more protein. Bump it to about 300g/day. If you're gaining weight, keep it up. If you're not, eat more. It's pretty simple.