Hey guys I'll give a little intro first on myself. My names Nick I'm almost 16 and 1/2. I currently weigh 164 pounds and I'm around 5' 7" - 5'8". I have quite a bit of fat around my stomach area and some above my upper legs. I've tried to get started up before but I lost my motivation very quickly. I've had a membership to Bally's gym and my friend signed up to the same one, in hopes to get in shape like me. So for the past ~2 weeks I've been putting my membership to use. I've been following the Wbb1 workout routine and I jog at least one mile per day, sometimes another mile at my house. All of my running is done on a treadmill. One question is does it matter whether you run outside or on a treadmill?My main goals are to get in shape and feel better. I want to look really cut, but not too big. I'm kind of small for a 16 year old body wise. My main question is whether you guys think I should bulk now or cut? Sorry for no pic's I don't have a digital camera. Thanks in advance I need to know where to start. =}
Last edited by T3hNick; 03-30-2007 at 03:17 PM.
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Don't cut until you've put on some muscle, otherwise you will just look skinny.
thanks for the info Kiaran. The only problem I have with really strict diets and meal plans is that my mom wont cook a whole separate meal for me and I dont food shop so I can't buy the stuff. Anyways anyone got some real good tips for burning my fat. Thank you!
BTW 40 pounds is way too much to lose. Theres no way im getting down to the 120's thats way too skinny. I have about 20-25 pounds of fat on me.
I have no idea what to do if I'm going to continue to bulk for a little. I might want to get up to 170-175 and then cut, or is this too much?
i would just start eating really clean. nice high protein intake. And just lift. Cut down on your running. you will burn off body fat and build muscle.
start tracking what you eat here: www.fitday.com
A mile every day is a little too much if you're wanting to put on some muscle. I'd do it once or twice a week.
I agree with Roddy. Just start eating clean and taking in a lot of protein. 150-200GMs a day.
Worry about the specifics later. Since you're new to the game, you're going to see progress.
Forever Goal: Strength
Weightlifting sucks. I just like to lift heavy things.
Weight: 195 (01JAN09)
Goal Weight: 210
Starting weight: 150 (10/1/04)
Thanks all for the posts. Another disadvantage i have is school. I cant really eat 5-6 well balanced out (time wise) meals in a day. Also I can't have the most healthiest lunch or breakfast in the world either, since I wont be at home. Usually I have a cereal of my choice, nothing sweet like froot loops, I usually go with cheerios and some 2% milk. Then for lunch I have either peanut butter and jelly (7g protein) on white bread, or like an American cheese sandwich. For dinner I usually have a small portion of whatever my mom cooks, if it's unhealthy ill eat w/e greens she makes for sides or some salad. When it is healthy I do not eat like a glutton. If anyone can help me ny telling me some easier, healthier meals that will work well in my situation, and how to get ~160 grams of protein a day w/o drinking like 7 protein shakes. Thanks in advance!
Oops forgot to mention, I'm still trying to decide if I cut now, will i be too skinny?
Last edited by T3hNick; 03-31-2007 at 08:30 PM.
School should not be a factor, I actually find it easier to eat at school. I usually take a 1000 calorie shake to school and lots of nuts and just eat them throughout the day, you'll be amazed at how fast you'll be eating them nonstop. And of course I eat lunch and breakfast there also.
I never go anywhere without a bag of nuts (which has tons of calories and healthy fats if you didnt know).
And stay away from junk food.
Last edited by znorad; 03-31-2007 at 11:07 PM.
I would start lifting and eating at maintenence and adjust from there.