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    Want to start weight lifting, CURRENT PICS. Please help ...

    Hey, I'm 17 years old and I will be turning 18 in July. I used to swim a little, box, and do pushups.

    I'm currently taking weight training for my high school gym class but we only get to be in the gym for about 20 min considering changing time.

    I am going to college and in sept, I am planning to start lifting weights at the school gym there.

    I want to get bigger and more cut. I know that it is the more weight the bigger you get, but if i do heavy weights and i can only do about 5-10 reps, should I decrease the amount of weights?

    What kind of protein shake could I buy with a lot of protein and no creatine, because I don't believe in fake muscle? Preferably cookies n cream please.

    Thank you guys.

    I tried adding pics but they exceed the file capacity.

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    Good number to start out with is 8 reps per set. And it's the more you eat the bigger you get.

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    Powerlift.
    If you need the routine, just say so.
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    Great product.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bako Lifter View Post
    Good number to start out with is 8 reps per set. And it's the more you eat the bigger you get.
    I disagree. IMO, 5 reps.

    Lift heavy, Eat alot, Get alot of water, Get alot of sleep.

    NO machines.
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    5 reps?
    That means he's goin to be goin really heavy, and it sounds like he is just starting so maybe take it easy the first couple of weeks and do 8 rep stuff, then when he gets comfortable he can start loadin up the weight and doin 4-6 rep stuff.

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    Well he's been lifting for awhile already, so it's time for him to hit em hard.

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    Bigger and more cut are polar opposites.
    You do one or the other, make up your mind which you want then come back.

    Getting bigger = bulking diet, lots of heavy training, lots of food. You will put on some fat, and a lot of muscle.

    Getting ripped = cutting diet, cardio, and less intense training.

    If you want to put on muscle, remember that you don't necessarily 'need' protein shakes. They help, but they only help you to eat more without eating solid food. You need to gain weight. They are supplements, not a magic powder that will make you grow. Do some reading here and work out how many calories a day you need, and how many grams of protein, carbs, and fats you need.

    If you wanna do this for real, carbs are just as important as protein.

    Thats about the best advice i can give you in terms of diet. How you train is another issue. If you want to grow, stick to Bench, Deadlifts, Barbell Rows, military press, barbell curls, and squats. Don't bother with dumbells, cables, or machines for at least 4 months, or until you feel you need to change your routine up.
    Last edited by Katz; 05-10-2007 at 06:49 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oshkosh View Post
    What kind of protein shake could I buy with a lot of protein and no creatine, because I don't believe in fake muscle?

    I think you don't understand the premise behind creatine monohydrate. Allow me to be the first to direct you to www.creatinemonohydrate.net. Read up.

    Creatine doesn't make "fake muscle" - heck, it doesn't even make muscle! All that makes muscle is lifting progressively harder weights and eating food so that your body rebuilds the torn muscle tissue.
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    Originally Posted by oshkosh
    What kind of protein shake could I buy with a lot of protein and no creatine, because I don't believe in fake muscle?

    Then don't take protein shakes just eat ALOT. Dang I hate those fake muscles.lol

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    Also creatine is 100% natural. Whether you take as a supplement or not it's in everybody. Your muscles use it all the time, specially when lifting hard and heavy, taking creatine helps your muscles to recover faster and not fatige soon while lifting hard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tutu_67 View Post
    Also creatine is 100% natural. Whether you take as a supplement or not it's in everybody. Your muscles use it all the time, specially when lifting hard and heavy, taking creatine helps your muscles to recover faster and not fatige soon while lifting hard.
    Very very very true. There's too many people out there with the misconception that creatine is like taking hardcore drugs and/or steroids. Wake up people, its in your body as I type and as you read

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    So is Testosterone!

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    If creatine makes fake muscles I got ripped off ;(

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    Quote Originally Posted by BFGUITAR View Post
    So is Testosterone!
    Muhwahahaha!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cirino83 View Post
    If creatine makes fake muscles I got ripped off ;(
    how does creatine make fake muscles? i was thinking of taking that soon.

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    not so much as fake muscles, but it fills them full of water. Kind of makes them swell up easier.

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