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Bodybuilding For Beginners: Training & Nutrition (Part 1)!

If you are thinking about embarking on a fitness or bodybuilding program, here are a few pointers you should know. Below are some great ideas about training and nutrition for various body types. Check it out beginners!

By: Tim Wescott

If you are thinking about embarking on a fitness or bodybuilding program, here are a few pointers you should know before you begin.

  1. Consult your physician, especially if you are out of shape
  2. Set realistic fitness goals and record them in a notebook
  3. Start off slowly
  4. Stick to the basics
  5. Commit to your program
  6. Weigh yourself and take measurements
  7. Build a foundation (don't be tempted to follow an advanced routine)

Following this advice will be very helpful in the long run.

There are 3 basic different body types and some people have certain characteristics of all 3.

  1. Ectomorph - Extremely thin with a very fast metabolism.
  2. Mesomorph - Athletically built and usually classified as an easy gainer.
  3. Endomorph - Usually overweight, with a very slow metabolism.

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arrow Training:

Injury
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You Do Not Want To Overwork.


arrow Diet:

    Now the matter of what to eat to feed those injured muscles. I would recommend eating every 3 hours or so. I know from personal experience this might not seem possible, but you must try to eat at least a little more until your body becomes acclimated to the new food intake.

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arrow Workout:

    Upper body on Monday and Thursday, lower body on Tuesday and Friday.

    Rest on the other three days, keep outside activities to a minimum so as not to burn excess calories needed to build muscle.

    If you find this diet too much to consume slowly make an effort to eat just a little more all the time. Also get as much good sound sleep as you can to aid in recovery.

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Endomorph
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I would offer the same advice to them also except do 3 days of low intensity cardio just for your endurance and to keep fat gain to minimum. Mind you this is only a temporary routine.

Cardio
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Do 3 Days Of Cardio For Endurance.

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Mesomorphic
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Same routine, different diet, and 4 to 5 days of cardio of your choice.

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I recommend walking on the treadmill. As you get in better shape increase duration, but start off at 20 minutes slowly building up to 30-45 minutes. If this seems like a lot of work it is but as I tell my clients if you can't stay motivated, stand naked in front of a full length mirror, if you don't like what you see this should be motivation enough. I will go a lot deeper into fat loss but here we are just beginning.

Treadmill
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I Recommend Walking On The Treadmill.


arrow Diet:

    Meal #1

    Meal #2

      Protein shake in water - 2 scoops

    Meal #3

    Meal #4

      5 oz. chicken breast (no skin)
      1/2 cup brown rice (I recommend Success Boil In Bag)
      1/2 cup steamed broccoli
      Water

    Meal #5

      1 can tuna
      Large green salad with vinegar
      Water

    Meal #6

      Protein shake in water
      1 Tbsp. olive oil

Now here are some helpful tips to avoid hunger pangs and binging.

  1. Eat your food slowly.
  2. Always drink at least a gallon of water a day. There are a lot of good reasons for doing this but for you it will create a sensation of fullness.
  3. If you must eat something, pick a healthy low calorie snack, such as raw veggie cakes, fat free yogurt, salad, etc.

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Do's And Don'ts

Now for some do's and don'ts for all 3 body types... let's get to the Don'ts first:

  • Don't eat junk
  • Don't forget water
  • Don't miss workouts
  • Don't deviate from this routine
  • Don't slack off.

Now for the Do's:

  • Do train hard
  • Do be consistent
  • Do stick to your diet
  • Do add weight to the bar when possible
  • Do use good form

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Author, Tim Wescott.


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