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Getting Ripped for a newbie

post #1 of 32
Thread Starter 
So here's the deal. I've never really worked out in my life and I feel that it is time to start. I'm about 5'10" 160 pounds. I have some body fat but not much. I'd like to start about an hour a day gym routine that will truly make me ripped. I don't care about being 250 and stacked but I want to be Daniel Craig-esque. Where do I even begin? Give me the advice and tools I need to get this ship sailing. Thanks.
post #2 of 32
Do this for a year: Eat well. Run for an hour a day three times a week. Squats (do some overhead squats, because they are hurtful and fun). Deadlifts. Dips. Pullups. Bench press. Overhead press. That'll do you pretty well.
post #3 of 32
You're 150lbs, you need to build some muscle before you can get "ripped". Start eating and training with heavy compound movements.
post #4 of 32
^word. eat as much as you can, train heavy and hard 3 days a week. if i see one more 18 year old who weighs 150 doing lateral raises and cable crossovers, i will fucking scream.
post #5 of 32
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Originally Posted by thekunk07 View Post
^word. eat as much as you can, train heavy and hard 3 days a week. if i see one more 18 year old who weighs 150 doing lateral raises and cable crossovers, i will fucking scream.

hahahaha, it sounds like half the kids at my gym, i also love watching them try and deadlift more weight than they can handle. you know their back will not forgive them the next day, lift for strength not ego...
post #6 of 32
Start going to the gym, and try and find a decent personal trainer to show you how the machines and free-weights work. Improve your diet immediately and permanently - there are tons of forums / articles on the internet what can advise you how to do that, but generally up your intake of protein and decrease bad sugars, trans-fats, etc. Train hard, eat a lot, and you'll start putting on muscle in no time. Be advised though, if you've never lifted weights before, you'll start out pretty unimpressively and probably be really sore the first few days of it. Don't feel bad about yourself though, just keep working. And when you're finally into it full-steam, don't become one of those dudes with the mismatched-looking bodies who spend a lot more time on their torso than on their legs....
post #7 of 32
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Originally Posted by thekunk07 View Post
^word. eat as much as you can, train heavy and hard 3 days a week. if i see one more 18 year old who weighs 150 doing lateral raises and cable crossovers, i will fucking scream.
+1 @ a buck sixty, stick to compound movements & eat & eat.
post #8 of 32
Thread Starter 
Thanks guys. I know I have to improve my died. My mother is actually a nutritionist and I never really paid her the time of day when it came to anything. I need to get my shit together because I know at 23 if I don't its going to be a lifetime of being unhealthy and tired all the time. My plan is to start eating and running daily for the next 3 weeks and then start weight training after I get some aerobic conditioning in otherwise I just think it might be disastrous.
post #9 of 32
a new diet will cause the majority of your weight loss. go heavy 3 times a week, and do light cardio the other days.
post #10 of 32
lots of protein, and just like what the people above me said, eat a lot and lift heavy and hard. Learn to do a proper deadlift and bench press. That's the bare minimum if you want to put on some decent lean mass.
post #11 of 32
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^word. eat as much as you can, train heavy and hard 3 days a week. if i see one more 18 year old who weighs 150 doing lateral raises and cable crossovers, i will fucking scream.

Ha, so true. Right there with you.
post #12 of 32
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Originally Posted by thekunk07 View Post
^word. eat as much as you can, train heavy and hard 3 days a week. if i see one more 18 year old who weighs 150 doing lateral raises and cable crossovers, i will fucking scream.

Side lat raises is an integral part of shoulders training.
Its even tougher than military presses and you would need that to look wide in your shoulders. I used to do military presses to the exclusion of side lat raises to the detriment of my shoulders development.

Crossovers on the other hand is a waste unless you have good chest development.
post #13 of 32
^yeah, i love lat raises, was a bad example, but you know what i mean. how bout wrist curls?
post #14 of 32
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Originally Posted by eckblk View Post
+1 @ a buck sixty, stick to compound movements & eat & eat.

Getting ripped and bulking are two very different things. He won't get ripped eating a ton and lifting weights. He will put on bulk but definitely not get "ripped".
post #15 of 32
got to build it up to cut it up.
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