[quote]Originally posted by M3D Jack:
<strong>Yeah, ever day and evening is going to be too much, especially if you've never lifted before, or you've lifted in the past and haven't recently.
For my cycling training, I joined the local YMCA. The downside is having to walk near the Northeastern campus to get to the closest one, but the plus side is I can go to any of the Y's in the area. I pay $35/mo.
My schedule is as follows...
Monday: Upper Body and Cardio
Tuesday: Lower Body and Cardio
Wednesday: Recovery Day
Thursday: Upper Body and Cardio
Friday: Lower Body and Cardio
Saturday: Recovery day, but I'll usually go for a ride depending on how I feel.
Sunday: 35 - 50 mile road ride, depending on the time of the year. During the winter I hop on my trainer for a couple of hours.
You have to give yourself recovery days. When you lift, you're tearing muscles, and they need time to heal. When I first started lifting, I followed a Monday/Wednesday/Friday schedule for about 6 - 8 weeks just to get my body used to lifting. My cycling coach had me do chest presses, shoulder presses, work my triceps, leg press and then some cardio. For cardio, I just hop on a treadmill or the stair climbing thing for about a half an hour.
To end every workout I do an ab circuit, which consists of about four different ab exercises, and one for my lower back, which really helps for cycling.</strong><hr></blockquote>
yup and if your trying to totally buff out....then you have to make sure to have alot of protein in your diet...protein helps to repair torn muscles faster and makes them stronger once they do repair(that is even stronger than if you were working out with very little protein in your diet)
most work-out nuts I know take protein suplements before they workout and after....depending on the amounts of protein in each drink or bar.
one of my friends used to always have about 60 PURE PROTEIN bars in his closet and a GIANT tub of protein powder next to them...he usually had at least a drink a day of the powder and would take a bar with him when he went running or biking. I watched this guy go from being stout but kind of weak to being stout and very ****ing strong....he was benching in the 200s and he weighed like 170 or something. plus he was doing handstands and shit and handstand pushups...that shit is tough...all this talk of protein makes me want to go make a protein shake and then workout for a couple hours
but I'll probably just sit on my ass typing all day