View Full Version : hey need some advice on getting ripped
04-24-2003, 03:24 PM
Hi, I'm new on here an I wanna say that I'm trying to get ripped quick! But I dunno where to start. I dont have any weight equipment that I can use regularly but I do push-ups an crunches. But I notice that I'm building a lot of muscle really fast for a girl but losing the weight really slow! I don't eat that much, usually cuz im kinda busy. But when I do eat I try to eat healthy. So do you think I should just increase my cardio? When is the best time to do cardio an how many time should I do it? and what is the best cardio exercise I should do?
04-25-2003, 03:03 AM
*Mod edited portion of post because current poster showed lack of maturity*
I sugest to do much cardio and hit a gym do many reps(repetisions) 15 or more.Time when you do cardio is not really an issue.Eat a lot of proteins egs milk fish tuna(on water base) and less carbs rice macaroni ect.If you dont go to gym then it will be hard for you without weights.Then you have to do push up's chin up's sit ip's and that kind of stuf but you still need hard steel (barbells and dumbels)
04-25-2003, 06:56 AM
Cardio in the morning, before breakfast, is the traditional way to burn bodyfat. Run to work :)
Running and biking are good as cardio because they are useful too, and don't need extra gear. I know a guy who dropped 30lbs just by biking to work and back (16 miles a day), without changing his diet, no supps.
Interval cardio is more intense and takes up less time.
Thermogenic type supplements (ECA, Xenadrine, Yohimbine, that sort of thing) increase the rate at which you burn calories, but they can make some people jittery, sweaty, sleepless or have heart flutters. And they're nothing if you're not putting in the cardio.
See if you can join a gym. Lots of people seem to enjoy meditating to MTV on treadmills :)
04-25-2003, 07:13 AM
Increased reps won't get your ripped, diet and cardio will.
Cardio first thing in the morning, after eating a light source of protein to spare lean muscle tissue.
Bump on everything else sara-uk suggested.
04-25-2003, 10:09 AM
...to the other great suggestions, I would:
* Add some amino acids to promote and maintain your lean mass
* Try to get in 5-6 small meals a day - think protein, think protein!
* Find a protein shake that you like with no or low-carbs and a good amount of protein. I like Isopure - it tastes good, 50 grams of protein and no carbs.
Good Luck! Can't wait to see those pics!
04-26-2003, 12:22 AM
thanx for tha reply imma have some pics up soon hopefully!!!