Young Muscle Builder
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 1Workout 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.