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Getting Ripped for a newbie

Discussion in 'Health & Body' started by JPYPSU07, Feb 11, 2009.

  1. JPYPSU07

    JPYPSU07 Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
  2. bigbjorn

    bigbjorn Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
  3. suited

    suited Well-Known Member

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    You're 150lbs, you need to build some muscle before you can get "ripped". Start eating and training with heavy compound movements.
     
  4. thekunk07

    thekunk07 Well-Known Member

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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.
     
  5. Tooch4321

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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.

    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...
     
  6. lynchpatrickj

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    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....
     
  7. eckblk

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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.
    +1 @ a buck sixty, stick to compound movements & eat & eat.
     
  8. JPYPSU07

    JPYPSU07 Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
  9. jaydc7

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    a new diet will cause the majority of your weight loss. go heavy 3 times a week, and do light cardio the other days.
     
  10. robertorex

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    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.
     
  11. drop

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    Ha, so true. Right there with you.
     
  12. beasty

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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.

    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.
     
  13. thekunk07

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    ^yeah, i love lat raises, was a bad example, but you know what i mean. how bout wrist curls?
     
  14. Johnny_5

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    +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".
     
  15. thekunk07

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    got to build it up to cut it up.
     
  16. JPYPSU07

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    I'm not going for the ex football player look, I want to go for the more Brad Pitt Fight club, I don't think he ever really chunked it on to cut it up.
     
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    ^yeah, i love lat raises, was a bad example, but you know what i mean. how bout wrist curls?

    Right on the money! I see people with no arms development busy doing one arm or double arm wrist curls. I mean whats up with that? Just spend the time doing biceps curls or dips and build your arms first!!
     
  18. thekunk07

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    true, but it really is chicken or egg. think about sculpture. you don;t start with a small piece and add and subtract ad neauseum. you start with a bigger block and refine.


    I'm not going for the ex football player look, I want to go for the more Brad Pitt Fight club, I don't think he ever really chunked it on to cut it up.
     
  19. Sam Clemens

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    if you're able to bring the effort, then try www.crossfit.com. It's a pretty comprehensive program where the byproduct of good health will be lean muscle. It's funny -- after my adult hockey games, a lot of guys ask me in the bar how I get so ripped, expecting that there is some miracle solution. I tell them you have to work out with weights 3-4 times per week, really watch what you eat (I think I last ate McDonalds about 5 years ago), and get lots of aerobic exercise. Maybe if you're young or genetically gifted, you can do it some other way but it really requires a lot of work to have lean muscle.
     
  20. thekunk07

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    crossfit makes women hot and men skinny. been quoted a million times.
     

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