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    Wannabebig Member vanfreak's Avatar
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    Full body workout-doin' good but advice needed

    hi everyone:
    Well I am doing a full body workout routine loosely based on a HIT system,I am having great results-Actually better results than anything else I have ever tried-HOWEVER..what I have noticed as that instead of doing three a week I have cut it back to 2 a week and am getting bigger...so point by point here are some current things I need advice on...

    1]I worked out this past Wednesday and thought I would do Sunday[tomorrow] but when I woke up today my muscles were so sore...is this typical and should I wait until Monday or Tuesday now to do my full workout?[I'm 40 years old]

    2]Just bought some whey protein powder, but all it seems to do is make me fat then I noticed the second ingredient is Fructose! Could this be the culprit , because when I was not using protein powder and eating eggs cottage cheese etc. I noticed a much slimmer waist...
    [Its the Trader Joes brand I bought it in L.A.]
    3]How should I fit doing some aerobics into my routine, I love the cross trainer but should I do it when my muscles are sore from lifitng..?same thing with swimming....
    any advice from you Gods and Goddesses of weight liftng would be appreciated...and still would love to have a serious weight training partner here in Rainy Vancouver....
    Thanks for any and all advice..
    Vanfreak
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    1) Muscles can still recover even if you train them while sore, as long as you're giving them nutrients they need. This statement holds true to an extent, because it's really mostly the CNS that's the limiting factor in how frequent you can train.

    2) I don't see how you can narrow down whey protein as the source of your weight gain? Maybe other variables have changed (such as the amount of calories you're taking in), coinciding with your use of whey protein. It's the total amount of calories that you eat that's the deciding factor in whether you gain or lose weight.

    3) Do your cardio on non weight training days. Moderate intensity cardio shouldn't really hamper your recovery too much.
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    check out the HST site
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    1]I worked out this past Wednesday and thought I would do Sunday[tomorrow] but when I woke up today my muscles were so sore...is this typical and should I wait until Monday or Tuesday now to do my full workout?[I'm 40 years old]

    you need to allow recovery and surcompensation if you want to get stronger workout after workout. If you are more oriented toward size maybe you can try HST (not sure if it'll work better than your 2 full body per week...)
    Last edited by Gavan; 10-12-2003 at 05:08 AM.
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    Originally posted by Tank23
    1) Muscles can still recover even if you train them while sore, as long as you're giving them nutrients they need. This statement holds true to an extent, because it's really mostly the CNS that's the limiting factor in how frequent you can train.
    I agree.

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