View Full Version : Optimal diet for newbie weightlifter...

12-28-2006, 08:57 PM
I've decided that I want to get into weightlifting. It ahs been about 9 years since I've done any real weight lifting, when I was in high school. I see articles on here that you need alot of protein, and a high calorie diet to gain muscle mass. my question, is, would that be necessary for me? I'm a bit overweight, weighing in at about 235 poinds, at only 5"10. With that much weight on me, would it be possible for me to use a low calorie, or at least a bit lower than recommended and still gain muscle mass, and also burn the fat at the same time? My idea would to be to eventually up my calorie intake, at least after I've gotten rid of the fa, but to start out, would I still see good results with my planning? I actually plan to work up to a heavy routine.

12-28-2006, 09:01 PM
Diet link in my sig might be a good place to start.


Welcome to the board.

12-28-2006, 09:10 PM
You just got the best response you're going to get. Study what Built says and you're golden.