Doing well... need a little advice

3 posts | Original | Recent
 
Image_thumb
30 Posts
May 6, 2014 5:35pm
via Android

So I cut out all processed foods with added sugar, except for the occasional treat, and started eating more fruit and veg. I lost weight pretty quick but didn't want to get too skinny so I started doing pushups, pullups, planks and started walking more. It's only 4 months but I'm already leaner and fitter than ever before at 5'9 and 152lbs (age 40). My next goal is to build some muscle but not too much - I want to be athletic, not bulky. What do you guys suggest regarding training and diet? :)

07 May
I seriously was trying to gain 7 lbs an entire summer and literally as soon as I picked up weights, I gained it almost immediately. Being a female, I obviously didn't want to look like a man, but in order to gain muscle, this is essential. I'd recommend weight lifting at least 3 times a week if you can. You don't necessarily have to be a muscle head, but it will most definitely help you gain muscle. I don't know much about protein shakes but, try it out and if it works for you, then awesome. I'm currently double majoring...
07 May
Thanks Tiana, sounds like good advice :-)
08 May
Jack, you obviously didn't read what I posted because that is correct information. I've got a relatively good background in the subject area.. Hense I'm going to school for it. I pity you for being as ignorant as you are. I'm sure you have lots of friends- __-
Icon_missing_thumb
507 Posts
May 6, 2014 6:15pm
via Android

Eat much protein rich foods, enough carbs and do strength workouts.

Image_thumb
30 Posts
May 6, 2014 6:27pm
via Android

Thanks. I was thinking of maybe sticking with my current diet but adding protein shakes... sound okay?

06 May
I don't like protein shakes. I prefer it natural like meat, eggs and fish, but it will make you gain some muscles.
Reply


Skimble-workout-trainer-download-app-recommended-programs

Download_app_store_ios Download_google_play_android_172x51


Workout Trainer Forums

Welcome Wagon

6,288 topics, 38,223 posts

Motivation & Support

8,512 topics, 41,673 posts

App Updates

29 topics, 81 posts

Ask the Pros

741 topics, 1,892 posts

Workouts and Programs

2,911 topics, 12,146 posts

Trainer Tools

19 topics, 53 posts

Featured Training Programs

Brazilian Booty Butt

Brazilian Booty Butt

Moderate Time 4 Weeks
Body Blast Bootcamp

Body Blast Bootcamp

Intense Time 4 Weeks
Weight Loss 2

Weight Loss 2

Moderate Time 4 Weeks
Lean Pilates: Control

Lean Pilates: Control

Casual Time 3 Weeks
Beach Fit

Beach Fit

Moderate Time 2 Weeks

Featured Workouts

Warm Up

Warm Up

Casual Ic_time_32x32 2 mins 30 secs  
Legs  
Sunny Summer Session

Sunny Summer Session

Moderate Ic_time_32x32 56 mins  
Full Body  
Firm Buns

Firm Buns

Intense Ic_time_32x32 15 mins  
Lower Body  
Come Warm Up With Me

Come Warm Up With Me

Casual Ic_time_32x32 5 mins  
Full Body  
Extreme Cardio

Extreme Cardio

Moderate Ic_time_32x32 20 mins  
Legs   Ic_workout_dumbbell_32x32 Jump Rope
Kettlebell 1.0

Kettlebell 1.0

Intense Ic_time_32x32 17 mins  
Shoulders   Ic_workout_dumbbell_32x32 Kettlebell, Dumbbell, Chair