Young Muscle Builder

by Jeremy
(Henderson, NV)

Question: Young muscle builder workout advice...


I'm 20 years old, I work out everyday for about 45 min to 1 hour.

I run on Monday for about a mile on the treadmill, then I work out my Triceps, Chest and Shoulders.

Then on Tuesday I work out for 1 hour, doing Biceps, Forearms, Traps, and Back. I do this every other day.

I'm seeing results, is this a good start?

I'm starting with lighter weights each week, then building it up 5 lbs or so the following weeks. 10, 15, 20, 25, etc.

I only run every other day, because I have gotten a lot of advice saying it's bad to run everyday, which I used to do.

I use whey protein every day for breakfast, I will usually drink a shake with a banana, it's 27gms in each serving, then I will have a protein shake after my workout.

I started taking a natural amino acid supplement, and it has really helped with the soreness and healing.

What do you guys think, any pointers? Or am I doing this all wrong. Help please.

Answer:
It really depends on what your goal is...

If you are just beginning, and if your goal was to basically build some muscle, maybe lose a little bodyfat, I'd recommend some beginner workouts:
Workout 1

Workout 2

For whey protein, you're doing a good thing taking it in regularly.

"I'm starting with lighter weights each week, then building it up 5 lbs or so the following weeks. 10, 15, 20, 25, etc."

Yeah, those slow increases are good. Offering slow steady increases helps build strength. It's good to just add a little weight at a time. Stay in the 8 to 12 rep range.

"I only run every other day, because I have gotten a lot of advice saying it's bad to run everyday, which I used to do."

It does take its toll. The legs do need to be able to rest.

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Thank you for the information, I will definitely take it into consideration. Any other tips or suggestions please let me know!

Jeremy
Henderson, NV
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