im doing a 3 day on 1 day off program with weights and running. im hitting the weights really hard for every set. i do 2 body parts everyday with a little bit of abs thrown in. my diets not that good but i take protein and multis and some preworkouts. i know its all about diet and everything but with what i told you how long do you think it will be untill i start seeing big differences in the way i look? so far ive been staying strong with this workout for a little over a month and i feel like im already seeing a little difference. although theres a good chance its in my head. i also use the lighting in the gym to work in my favor to up morale hahaha i figured having an idea of a time to shoot for to see results would help keep me motivated.
04-10-2011, 07:19 AM #1
how long will it take me to see big results?
04-10-2011, 07:25 AM #2
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Youll start seeing results slowly but surely. Ive been hitting the gym hard for 2 months now and i can see results.
what i say you should do is take pictures!! If you already havent, seeing yourself improving through pics is the coolest thing. thats what keeps me motivated. No matter what tho its gonna take time not gonna get where your going in a month,hence i think you know that :P
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04-10-2011, 01:50 PM #7
it's easier than you think to have a good diet. just get used to counting calories, and not eating fatty foods. if you eat below your maint those pounds should be shed pretty fast. also in your work outs make sure you are doing heavy compound lifts. ie: squats, deads, overhead press, bench, weighted pull ups, weighted dips etc etc. and keep in mind that just because your trying to lose weight, that doesn't mean you should do a million reps in every set. pile on the weight and lift heavy for 5-7 reps for 3-5 sets.
04-10-2011, 06:55 PM #8
Be in it for the long term. Short term isn't going to help you much unless average is enough for you because everyone else can do that too; if you want to really achieve something you need to do something others can't or won't. Besides, if you did achieve great results in 2 months, and stop in 6 months, you'll end up living as you were before working out anyway.
This isn't a short term thing.
It's not about 5 minutes of hard work and discipline in a lifetime of laziness and surrender to temptation.
Work your ass off, everyday, and you will get what you want. You will live healthier and stronger than the people around you and you'll have them aesthetics too. Don't look for overnight results though, that's what everyone else does and you don't need me to tell you that they're mostly weak, and fat. You know what you need to do, and the manner in which you need to do it, so do it. Keep working at this.A man can only be beaten in two ways: if he gives up, or dies.
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04-11-2011, 07:01 AM #10
After 6 months you'll notice a big change if you started off really skinny / weak. Otherwise, it might take up to a year more or less, in some cases 1 year and half.Goals for 2015:
Cut to single digit bf% and bulk while staying lean.
6 plate deadlift
5 plate squat or/and 3 1/2 plate front squat
3 plate bench or/and 2 1/2 plate incline bench
3 plate pendlay row
1 1/2 plate OHP or/and 2 plate push press
04-11-2011, 07:07 AM #11
Two guys with exactly the same starting physical condition could do the same routine, with the same diet, and get different results.
If you work your ass off, you will get results. Your results will depend entirely on how hard you work.
Yes, 6 months is enough time to make a big difference, but for every dude who achieves this there are 10 that didn't. Work hard, and keep working hard and you'll get exactly what you want and a hell of a lot more than you might think is actually possible for you; just don't get complacent, stay hungry.A man can only be beaten in two ways: if he gives up, or dies.
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10-08-2012, 07:02 AM #19
i think anyone should see decent progress after 6 months, especially if your overweight at this point.. a lower bodyfat will allow you to see more muscle definition... so keep your diet in sync to your goals...----------------------------------
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To see results, it will take a month with the right diet. To see BIG results (NATURALLY), it is a lifetime because you are constantly improving on your physique each time you put your body through a bulking phase and cutting phase. If you find something that works...stick with it....but not forever because your body will adapt to it and you will stop seeing any results.
10-11-2012, 01:34 AM #21
the general trend is that this should be a lifetime process. building the body that you want takes time, dicipline and dedication. you WILL see results in the next 6 months. whether they are satisfactory for you depends alot on your diet, your routine and how hard you work. and you WILL lose those results if you stop after 6 months. just think of it as a hobby, kinda like knitting.There is a fine line between Hard and Retard
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