Hello folks,I'm new to all of this weight training as I always played sport to keep me in decent shape until 5 years ago when i broke my ankle and piled on the pounds.so started back eating right and been more active and in the last 2years I've managed to drop 3stone.now I'm wanting to put on some muscle ala Ryan Reynolds granted I know I'm a hell of a way off that but some feedback would be great cheers folks
At first glance, I'd say you need to look at a bodybuilding routine (versus strength) to gain some size. This routine (http://jefit.com/routines/workout-ro...se.php?id=2909) is great way to start. There's a link to the original thread in the description. I'd suggest you start there.
Thanks for the pointers guys,in regards to diet I assume I should be going for the maintance calories plus 500 ? Also should I get into using creatine,will it make a big difference? Sorry for the dumb questions but like I said just getting into this and really want to give it my all
Just starting out, stay away from creatine or any other supplements. When starting out just workout and keep track of your results; once you have been lifting for a while and the results have slowed down than try supplements. At this point some may see some improvements but more likely more won't; but at least at this point you will know for sure if they work or not for you. TOO MANY PEOPLE give credit where credit is not due, this is what the supplement companies want. Plus because many will think that the supplements gave them their results that they will be too afraid to discontinue their use in fear of losing it ... not knowing their earlier results were themselves not the supplements. So work out first and LATER give supplements a try.
Check out some Chad Waterbury routines. He's one of the best! Protein powders are fine to include, it's just liquid protein people! Creatine for sure not a necessity right now. Put six months at least under your belt before you start using anything fancier than Protein powder. That's just me though.
ya and creatines affect on the body is still not fully known, so do some research before using.
Creatine has been around since the early twentieth century and came into prominence in 1993 from EAS and has been sold as a supplement ever since. Small amount of people get a little bloating not much else. Its a natural occurring substance so don't let the post scare you. But YES do some research always sound advice in any endeavour. That's just me though.
Fyi...he's using Creatine, it's on his FAVORITE supps list! Just saying :-)
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