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  1. HI EVERYONE, Last academic year took me by storm. I was part of the board of a student orgnization, and was part of a musical (in a language I don't actually realy know (dutch)), and a full time university student....hence, my whole "I wanna be fit and stong"desire went out the window. This year I am more motivated. I feel like I can make myself more accountable. My fiancee has been into bodybuilding for a long while so he is also very supportive and keeps bugging me about my weakness. Don't get me wrong, he isn't bullying me, but his contant reminder that I can't even do 2 pushups does bug me... Anyway, I think I am around 56kg, I'm still 165cm. So, by any medics standards I'm perfectly health. But by my standards, I have a little bit too much flab here and there... I am very happy to have rediscovered this forum I strated, and the fact that it has a perfect workout plan - I've been procrastinating for the last months tryingto find the perfect workout plan. I took over my boyfriends old Ipod Touch and found the most brilliant apps that I can use the store workouts and keep track of progress. My only question to you all is....how much calories am I aming for here? Cause on one hand I wanna lose a layer of fat and on the other I need some definition and gain some muscle back. I'll try post my diet on here as regulary as I can, as I know at this point it is not optimal, and would appreciate some pointers. That's all for me, back to studying
  2. Thank you for all your inputs - I will take them all into consideration! But as you all pointed out, a full body workout every other day is the way to start - I will for sure amend it when it comes to that. There are 8 excercises, however, I tend to do them in either Supersets or Trisets. This works really well for me - I don't waste time, I don't get bored and extra bonus is high intensity. This method sucks on Monday night when everybody is at the gym burning off the extra week-end beers...(TOO MANY PEOPLE!) One of those really badly organised meetings which took 3 hours. It was 9PM but decided to go to the gym - once I did 5mins cardio, I was hyper again! I had a craaaaazy day and didn't have time to check the plan before the gym, so I improvised... (Grouped means they were done one after the other - 3 sets each) Back extensions 70lb x 12 Pulldowns 70lb x 12 Seated Leg Press 135lb x12 Cross body Crunch ~30 Fly Machine 25lb x 12 (WEAK! XD) Leg abductor 50lb x 12 Tricep extensions 10lb x 12 (The fly machine was very popular - had to do SOMETHING) NOTE: I am not perfectly sure about the weights. FOOD: Breakfast: 3 slices bread, 1.5/2 servings PB, 1 Jam, 1 banana. Lunch: Peanut & Honey bar (224cals)(I had a deadline, Only realized after I'd submited my work that I hadn't eaten) 5PM: Soup, Slice bread, 2 eggs (Yeah, eggs are the only thing I have yet to give up...school canteen is not vegan-friendly) Post gym: One scoop Hemp-Protein Dinner: Im current munching a bowl of brown lentils with a "stir-fry" of Tofu, kale, peas & leaks.
  3. Back in 2009 - the anorexic girl got pissed off at her boney ass and bought two (non-pink) dumbells & barbell set for home. She took radical action and turned herself into a healthy, strong confident woman. Going to Univeristy, I lost some muscle while surviving some late night studying at the library by attacking the vending machine. My biggest downfall was the fact that my ex-bf failed to bring my weights to Netherlands from UK - so my home gym was no more. The GYM is a scary place - with one room so testosterone infused it makes you wanna put on a deep voice and put a sock in your underware to better attempt to fit in... Unfortunally, the two barbells are there - I look at them like forbidden fruit. I only used it once (Sunday morning, no-one was around) - the bar alone is far too heavy for deadlifts Anyway, now I'm 53kg (165/5'5), BF: 20%, BMI: 19ish. Weak as a kitten, having had a gym membership for 1.5years. Failure loves irony. I want my strong self back (and my nice round ass back too). I have exams in about a month, but hell, ive been putting off training for forever cause "Its not the right time". There's never gonna be the perfect time, so I might aswell start now. And exercising does help me concentrate. I know that as long as I put together a plan and I have it blessed by some knowledgeble people ( like YOU! ) I'll have no problem sticking to it. And I am kicking myself for not doing it earlier - but procrastination should be my middle name. This is my mock work out, awaiting for blessing. Work out 1: Chest Press: 3 sets of 8-12 reps Rows: 3 sets of 8-12 reps Dumbbell Shoulder Press: 3 sets of 8-12 reps Tricep extension Barbell Squat: 3 sets of 8-12 reps Leg Extension: 3 sets of 8-12 reps Exercise Ball Crunches: 3 sets of 10-15 reps Lying leg raises Workout 2 Dips: 3 sets of 8-12 reps Wide grip pull downs Lateral Raises: 3 sets of 8-12 reps Triceps Pushdowns: 3 sets of 8-12 reps Dumbell Curls: 3 sets of 8-12 reps Leg Press: 3 sets of 8-12 reps Dumbbell Lunges: 3 sets of 8-12 reps Cross body crunch: 3 sets of 10-15 reps Hyperextensions: 3 sets of 10-15 reps So, I'd alternate between the two workouts doing them every other day hopefully managing 3-4times a week.
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