I'l keep this as short as possible, I'm an 18 year old guy...5'11..175 lbs. I just got dumped, had a real rough time for a while, still kind of do, but decided to get my fat ass back to the gym in hopes of getting into good health and keeping my mind off the relationship topic. I bought a membership this morning at my local gym that i used to work out at. About myself: I'm a full time student and i work 40 hours a week with 3 days off, so i dont have much energy as it is. I just quit smoking cigarettes for good last week, however i am a marijuana user, and parting with it is not easy for me. I smoke maybe 4 days a week, twice a day or so. Theres 3 areas of main concern for me...1) Diet....i bought cases of water gatorade meats yogurts vegies eggs fish, protein powder ect... What would be a good number of meals and bottles of water to drink per day? and at what times of the day?2) Im not totally new to working out i have some experience with weights...but what muscle groups should i work out on the same day? My mom is a personal trainer and used to show me some stuff but shes been hospitalized after a car accident and had brain damage so she's not very able to communicate anymore3) cardio: i absolutley hate running. However i love biking, but i hear it doesn't do much for you....any other cardiovasuclar excercises i could do?Thanks In advance for any help
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One quick note, the more you hate an excerise, the better it probably is for you.I'm a very skinny guy, looking to only gain weight, and I remember when I was younger I'd goto the Gym and jump on a treadmill for an hour. Why? Because it was easy. Weights are an utter bitch for me. At the time I was pretty young and completely ignorant about how to gain weight, and I assumed any excercise would do it.Same reason I still hate squats today, I have very skinny legs, but that's all the more reason to do them.
With Cardio stuff, i use 4 machines, Bike, Rowing Machine, Some Arm thing which is like doing the bike but with your arms and the running machine. Doing too much on one machine can get rather dull.I do 10 mins on the bike and the rowing machine, 8 mins on the bike arm pedal thing and 12 mins on the running machine.The good thing about this is that you dont get bored doing the same thing but your still getting 40 minutes of cardio and you can work on several parts of your body.I am not looking to do more than what im doing since why would i want to fun for 12 minutes in one go!? Im not gonna do a marathan or anything! So aim for a short set time but increase the difficulty.Naturally cardio will burn off the calories so its worth it in the end, also you'll feel better for it.