Hey all - I've been lurking here for about two weeks now, and finally decided to post. My goals here are to gain muscle mass and lose my stomach fat. I am 17, about 6'1, and weight 165 (with a pretty big gut... at my most I was 205, lost the weight mainly by not eating enough... bad times...) I have been lifting in my room every other day, but am planning on getting serious and get a gym membership very soon cause I can't really work my legs in my house. I bought Nitrean and Creatine about a week ago and have been taking those. Do you guys have any tips/suggestions for a guy built like me with my goals? Any help is greatly appreciated.
your goals are exactly like mine. not eating much is a mistake, and i warn people against it.
since it sounds like you already got some strength and weights going, i wouldn't waste too much time with a program such as Starting Strength. If you want to gain mass, look into the Bill Starr's 5x5 program. Excellent way to bulk up. As for the fat loss, I would say do cardio on days you don't lift, however some people will suggest that lowering the carbs/calories in your diet will be sufficient enough. Eat plenty every day (close to 3000 calories in 5-6 meals). People may have different opinions on that though.
Also, look into some Protein Whey powder and Casein, those two are the most important for muscle development.
Gaining muscle mass requires eating a lot and training hard. Losing fat requires eating less and increasing cardio. That is how it works. Don't try to do both at once. It will make life much harder than it has to be.
ouch. thats rough. what did i say wrong?
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1. Don't worry about supplements until your diet is superawesome.