So as you all know, Summer Vacay is right at the corner; in fact, many of you are already on summer vacation! Now is the perfect time for us to make improvements to ourselves in all different kinds of ways, and I personally am going to try to work out this summer and gain some weight (I've always been underweight and I care a lot about my looks so I really will try hard to get what I want). I've done a lot of research on working out, but I need to make sure of a few things. I also have a question about diet.Sites tell me that I should do (if I want to gain mass specifically, and some muscle) 70-75% of my 1-rep-maximum weight, and do that for 6-9 sets of 6-8 reps. What do you guys think of these values? I'm sure people who have more experience working out would know much better than I would, as I have never truly worked out myself and I would really like to start this summer with a bang! I don't want to do anything wrong and I don't want to waste any time, and I want to do the best thing, right thing, as fast as I possibly can without rushing (:Also, are there any rules I should follow when it comes to eating? I know I should be eating more meals a day than normal people would (like three normal meals, maybe four? and have a whole bunch of snacks in between all of them?) but are there any certain routines I should follow in my eating habits? For example, I shouldn't be eating before I go to sleep because it's bad for the goal I want to obtain?Also, I read that I should be having a lot of everything every day - fat, protein, carbs, but protein most importantly if I wanted to gain muscle? What are some good sources of protein? I don't want something like steak because I can't really have steak every single day... I hear eggs are good, but what are some other options? I want a lot of options so I don't get bored and I don't get tired of eating the same thing every day...beef is apparently the highest protein source in terms of meat... so what are some things I can get my beef from without going out every night and having steak?
Things I Have to Make Sure
Sorry I am rather sleepy so didn't read the whole thing (yet) but I seen this: Quote: beef is apparently the highest protein source in terms of meat... so what are some things I can get my beef from without going out every night and having steak? Though beef does have high protein there are other meat that have high protein as well. Turkey and chicken are both high in protein and healthier for you. Also Tuna and Salmon both have very high amounts of protein. Don't limit yourself to beef, especially if you wish to watch your fat intake.You can get turkey burger to make "hamburgers" with, and in my opinion actually tastes better than beef. Also turkey bacon is the bomb! lol