New here, need advice please

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21 Posts
Dec 4, 2012 5:51pm
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Hi, I have recently joined and so far im loving it, however I was wondering what is best for toning/muscle definition? Currently I am slightly underweight regardless of how much I eat, so I don want to lose weight, but rather increase my muscle mass and tone up a bit. What is the best way to go about that, without losing weight, since I can't really afford to lose too much more without ending up in hospital? Currently I work out 60-90 min a day focusing on strengthening and toning, but still lose weight...help please, thank you.

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21 Posts
Dec 4, 2012 5:53pm
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Also it would be great to find a workout buddy for motivation, if anyone is up for it

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314 Posts
Dec 4, 2012 6:19pm
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Cut down ur workout time. Might b too long.Do u take protein powder at all? This may help with gaining muscle. U may just b one of those people who have a super fast metabo. Ill try n help anyway i can. Good luck

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21 Posts
Dec 4, 2012 6:19pm
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Daily I eat 1500-2000 calories a day and I try to mainly focus on strengthening rather than fat burn during my work outs, with little to no cardio... So I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong...

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21 Posts
Dec 4, 2012 6:21pm
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What would be the optimal workout time? And how often a week would be best? Like I said I do 60+ minutes daily 7 days a week.. And no I don't take a protein shake, would that be recommended for my current goal?

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21 Posts
Dec 4, 2012 8:09pm
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Are there specific foods I could eat as well to help with this goal?

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112 Posts
Dec 4, 2012 8:35pm
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You might benefit from increasing your caloric intake and decreasing your workout time just a bit. Limit your cardio but don't totally abandon it.  Increase your weights if you can and vary your routine.

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314 Posts
Dec 4, 2012 8:39pm
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If ur looking to gain muscle u have to increase ur daily calories. Good calories though. Yes i think a protein supplement like whey protein would b good. I like muscle milk,it tastes good.

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Dec 4, 2012 8:44pm
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Thank you, I will be sure to see how the results are after taking your advice, I appreciate your help!

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21 Posts
Dec 4, 2012 8:45pm
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What would be the ideal calorie intake I should follow daily?

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Dec 4, 2012 8:46pm
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Would the protein supplement be a daily requirement?

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314 Posts
Dec 4, 2012 9:06pm
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Take protein bfore n after wourkout. Go online n put in ur weight n height n how long/often u workout. Should tell u what ur caloric intake should b. Keep me posted

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21 Posts
Dec 4, 2012 9:13pm
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Alright so it said for maintenance my intake should be around 2200, while weight loss is around 1800, which would explain a lot since I normally get between 1500-2000 a day. But wow, I would have yo be constantly eating  to get 2200 daily!

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314 Posts
Dec 4, 2012 9:47pm
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Doesnt sound like much of a jump. Throw in a power bar somewhere in the afternoon. Boom, done

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Dec 5, 2012 3:43am
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Thanks again!

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