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    Question Beginner questions

    Hi everyone!

    I started working out regularly about 5 months ago. Before then I lived a fairly active life and always biked to work and did go for longer cycling trips every once in a while. But since I joined my gym in January I have worked out around 3-4 times a week. I have primarily been going to classes (a healthy mix of high interval training, cardio training and sculpting, boot camp classes etc, spinning). All the classes have been at the Equinox gym and I feel like they have a good mix that works for me. In the beginning I had a body fat percentage of 30 and I weighed 185lb being 5"11'. Since then I've lost 17lb's (haven't checked my body fat percentage since).

    To the point: now I feel like I should start lifting more weight to see some proper visual change and start building muscles. BUT I have no idea what do do. Does anyone have good tips for someone who has been working out for a couple of months but hasn't really every lifted weights?

    I live on a low carb diet and am basically vegetarian, should I start with protein powders or something similar?

    Thank you very much for taking your time to read this!

    /Sebastian

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    try one of the basic beginner workouts.
    your body will require protein, if not from natural foods, then with supplement protein

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    It doesn't sound like you have been incorporating a lot of strength training exercises into your routine. Before you start lifting, it's important to make sure you can perform daily functions without compensations like squats, lunges, pushing/pulling, & rotational movements. Then you can start loading on the weight.
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    You definitely will need protein in your body if your moving onto lifting extra weights, but also protein supplements will help.

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    i heard protein will help you ....

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    Definitely needing more protein in your diet

 

 

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