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Thank you all for the kind words I followed Cyclic Keto diet also called as Carb Cycling. I will be posting a detailed workout and diet plan probably on Bodybuilding.com and post the link here. As far as supplements I used Whey, Multivitamins, BCAA and Caffeine caps thats about it.

@Red Liner - Did I had time to do anything else? For the last few weeks "NO" as I was doing around 2 hrs of cardio on weekends and any holidays on weekdays it was weight training.

@SohailPistawala - I read about Sheru classic on Facebook, would love to visit. Lets see!

@hiren.mistry - Five monts is a long time! My efforts initially was not that great and inbetween I had to take 2 weeks off! Now since I know how to go about it i feel It could have been done in less than 5 moths!
That's great work, but did you opt for Orals or Injectibles is the question? Or a good stack of both, and yes- what duration did you do and what about PCT and maintenance?

Keep pushing and great to know you made time to train!
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What do you mean by Orals or Injectables?

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That's great work, but did you opt for Orals or Injectibles is the question? Or a good stack of both, and yes- what duration did you do and what about PCT and maintenance?

Keep pushing and great to know you made time to train!
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What do you mean by Orals or Injectables?
I meant what steroid cycle did you do Red Circle?

It's ok if you do not wish to discuss that; and I'd rather you don't answer; but it's not advisable to feign ignorance, at least not on this forum and not when you have invited questions.

Nobody is taking anything away from you, your dedication and effort shines through.

AAS (Anablic Androgenic Steroids) or HGH (Human Growth Hormone) are an individual choice, and I have been contemplating a mild cycle for a long time, hence asked.
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Finally at the age of 34 and with some past failed stints I am determined to take it up and want to stay fit (my definition: No lazy look, no tummy, my age group say, “you look good and same how you maintain it. Elder says, “you look thin, eat some more” OR Should I say BMI of 22-23, Body fat around 14-15%, Weight <70KG while I am 170cm tall, I want to run for 2-3KM).

I have just joined a neighborhood gym (1week) and would like to tell about my daily routine and would require help with suggestions and advise.

Current situation:
Height: 170 CM
Weight: 73 KG
Waist (Tummy): 34.5 inches
Chest: 38 inches
Biceps: 13.5 inches

Gym Routine:
Daily:

Tread-mill: 20 Min (I could barely run for 3-4 min covering apporx 400mt. at speed of 9), total distance I cover in 20 min is 2.1 km.

Cycling: 10 Min (In fat burning mode, I cover 5 km and burn around 60-70 calories)

Mon/Thu: Chest (3 exercises, 3 sets each), Triceps (3 exercises, 3 sets), Lower abs (3-4 exercises)

Tue/Fri: Back (3 exercises, 3 sets each), Biceps (3 exercises, 3 sets), upper abs

Wed/Sat: Shoulders (3 exercises, 3 sets), Legs (3 exercises, 3 sets), some more abs work

Daily Routine:
7:45 Wake up: freshen up, I don’t take anything before going to gym.
8:30 – 9:45 Gym
10:00 take some juice, lime juice, orange juice, or something like glucon D to provide instance energy.
10:30 Indian Tea with some toast, biscuits.
12:30PM: Lunch (3 roties, 1 bowl vegetables, 1 bowl daal, butter milk, if rice is there then I take 2 roties)
2PM – 12AM: Office
5-6PM: Fruits or some fiber biscuits, I try to avoid any junk food, but its very tough as at this time I am in office. Some lime/orange (sachet packs) drinks.
9-10PM: Dinner (3 roties, 1 bowl vegetables, that’s it, as it’s carried from home).
1AM: Sleep

Some Goals:
1.) Jog/run at least for 10 - 15 min or 2 KM.
2.) Have tummy / waist reduced to 31 (Is that achievable)
3.) Reduced weight <70 KG
4.) Have some muscle mass visible, might be having 40/42 inch chest and 14.5 / 15 inch biceps.

Request to provide help/advises/suggestions with my routine/food/gym routine.
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Ah ok, I did guess thats what you meant but I was not sure that steroids is discussed on this thread because any time I see its supplements supplements & supplements or workouts , May be I have missed out those discussions.

To answer your question in one word "NO" I did not use steroids. I have been working out for the last 16 yrs since I was 14 and all these years it was more for the sake of looks. Naturally I have been skinny all my life and about 2 yrs ago I started bulking but did not give attention to my diet, I did enjoy all the Junk food and alcohol and thats how I got that fat! So as you can see I was not new to workout or diet it was just that I did not give my 100% to workout or diet. I am sure anybody can achieve such results when attention to detail is given to diet and workouts!


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I meant what steroid cycle did you do Red Circle?

It's ok if you do not wish to discuss that; and I'd rather you don't answer; but it's not advisable to feign ignorance, at least not on this forum and not when you have invited questions.

Nobody is taking anything away from you, your dedication and effort shines through.

AAS (Anablic Androgenic Steroids) or HGH (Human Growth Hormone) are an individual choice, and I have been contemplating a mild cycle for a long time, hence asked.
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Some Goals:
1.) Jog/run at least for 10 - 15 min or 2 KM.
2.) Have tummy / waist reduced to 31 (Is that achievable)
3.) Reduced weight <70 KG
4.) Have some muscle mass visible, might be having 40/42 inch chest and 14.5 / 15 inch biceps.

Request to provide help/advises/suggestions with my routine/food/gym routine.

1. The best way to burn fat is to shock your body in not getting used to any fixed cardio regimen. Towards that, make one of the 3 cardios (treadmill, cross-trainer, cycle) as the main cardio of the day, with the other 2 becoming secondary @ <50% of the 1st. E.g.: if treadmill is 20 mins on Monday, cross-trainer and cycle should be 10 mins each only.

Change this pattern every day to have a different main cardio from the 3.

2. Jogging is the most singularly effective fat-burn cardio. Roughly 0.7 gm of fat gets burnt during every minute of jogging. Therefore, when doing treadmill, ensure the actual running is atleast 60% of the total duration.

3. Reduction in abdominal fat will only happen to an extent naturally, that is determined by your body. Please do not go overboard and be influenced by advertisement material.

4. Weight reduction is not assured during a gym workout involving weight training, primarily since the weight of the fat burnt is substituted by denser bones and heavier muscles. The maximum weight reduction occurs during the first few months of a dedicated cardio regimen, when excess water is shed from a body. After that, weight loss slows down.

Whenever weight loss slows down despite intense cardio, thats the indication to change the regimen to address the requirement in point 1 of this reply.

5. Finally, gaining muscle mass/tone. Lot of myth/misinformation/disinformation/advertisement here. The only way muscle puts on mass healthily is by toning and over time. It is NOT a quick-turnaround.

Whey Protein supplements are helpful to replenish vital proteins needed for muscles after weight training, but, care to be taken in NOT going overboard in its administration, since excess protein intake is harmful to the kidneys over time. Also, avoid the muscle-mass addition protein supplements, since they invariably contain anabolic steroids - which yield impressive results in the short-term, but are harmful to the body's health in the long-term.

6. The one constant requirement during a gym regimen is self-motivation, without which people dropout!

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1. Change this pattern every day to have a different main cardio from the 3.

2. Jogging is the most singularly effective fat-burn cardio.
3. Reduction in abdominal fat will only happen to an extent naturally, that is determined by your body.
4. Weight reduction is not assured during a gym workout involving weight training,
5. Finally, gaining muscle mass/tone. Lot of myth/misinformation/disinformation/advertisement here.
6. The one constant requirement during a gym regimen is self-motivation, without which people dropout!
Thank you very much, I with experiencing few failed attempts in past, want to take it easy on my system, and understand the situation I and majority of the people (specially in IT, BPO, corporates) are in.

Thanks you very much, I will definitely start with different cardio regiment and its good as sometime the treadmills are not free or cycles are not free in gym, so i can change the routine

Simultaneously I would be trying to increasing my running / jogging time during treadmill session.

What you think about my diet, I feel I should start taking some protein drinks specially just after gym session, but was thinking is there a drink which can be taken instead of pure whey protein shakes. That could help in longer run.

Basically I want to reduced to 67 KGs, and then gain some muscle mass and stabilize at 69/70 KG, what you think of it.

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What you think about my diet, I feel I should start taking some protein drinks specially just after gym session,

Basically I want to reduced to 67 KGs, and then gain some muscle mass and stabilize at 69/70 KG, what you think of it.
1. Any diet should be wholesome and spread out evenly across a day.

2. More than targeting a particular weight, focus on a good workout. The weight would normalize to a healthy level.
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The Beast,

Few observations from my side

1 There is absolutely no Protein in your diet, try to include some!
2 Empty stomach cardio is fine but not weight training because you will burn muscle for energy.
3 Your breakfast can be much much better with wholesome foods because all you are eating is Juice, toast and biscuits.

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Finally at the age of 34 and with some past failed stints I am determined to take it up and want to stay fit (my definition: No lazy look, no tummy, my age group say, “you look good and same how you maintain it. Elder says, “you look thin, eat some more” OR Should I say BMI of 22-23, Body fat around 14-15%, Weight <70KG while I am 170cm tall, I want to run for 2-3KM).

I have just joined a neighborhood gym (1week) and would like to tell about my daily routine and would require help with suggestions and advise.

Current situation:
Height: 170 CM
Weight: 73 KG
Waist (Tummy): 34.5 inches
Chest: 38 inches
Biceps: 13.5 inches

Gym Routine:
Daily:
Tread-mill: 20 Min (I could barely run for 3-4 min covering apporx 400mt. at speed of 9), total distance I cover in 20 min is 2.1 km.

Cycling: 10 Min (In fat burning mode, I cover 5 km and burn around 60-70 calories)

Mon/Thu: Chest (3 exercises, 3 sets each), Triceps (3 exercises, 3 sets), Lower abs (3-4 exercises)

Tue/Fri: Back (3 exercises, 3 sets each), Biceps (3 exercises, 3 sets), upper abs

Wed/Sat: Shoulders (3 exercises, 3 sets), Legs (3 exercises, 3 sets), some more abs work

Daily Routine:
7:45 Wake up: freshen up, I don’t take anything before going to gym.
8:30 – 9:45 Gym
10:00 take some juice, lime juice, orange juice, or something like glucon D to provide instance energy.
10:30 Indian Tea with some toast, biscuits.
12:30PM: Lunch (3 roties, 1 bowl vegetables, 1 bowl daal, butter milk, if rice is there then I take 2 roties)
2PM – 12AM: Office
5-6PM: Fruits or some fiber biscuits, I try to avoid any junk food, but its very tough as at this time I am in office. Some lime/orange (sachet packs) drinks.
9-10PM: Dinner (3 roties, 1 bowl vegetables, that’s it, as it’s carried from home).
1AM: Sleep

Some Goals:
1.) Jog/run at least for 10 - 15 min or 2 KM.
2.) Have tummy / waist reduced to 31 (Is that achievable)
3.) Reduced weight <70 KG
4.) Have some muscle mass visible, might be having 40/42 inch chest and 14.5 / 15 inch biceps.

Request to provide help/advises/suggestions with my routine/food/gym routine.
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Ah ok, I did guess thats what you meant but I was not sure that steroids is discussed on this thread because any time I see its supplements supplements & supplements or workouts , May be I have missed out those discussions.

To answer your question in one word "NO" I did not use steroids. I have been working out for the last 16 yrs since I was 14 and all these years it was more for the sake of looks. Naturally I have been skinny all my life and about 2 yrs ago I started bulking but did not give attention to my diet, I did enjoy all the Junk food and alcohol and thats how I got that fat! So as you can see I was not new to workout or diet it was just that I did not give my 100% to workout or diet. I am sure anybody can achieve such results when attention to detail is given to diet and workouts!
spot On red cricle, i wanted to hear this, and to add to it, the moment you give your 100% (apart from your routine work) to exercise or to you goal it is very very achievable without steriods and other so called GH and anabols. Keep it clean and intense.

Music: I dont know about others but for me it is important to have the right music getting in my ears while working i get high on listening and lifting.

Current favs : Eminem - Till i Collapse
Nelly - Just a Dream - Remix
Three 6 Mafias - its a fight
rocky Themes.
And More eminem
Any suggestions of what you guys listen to. Probably could make my list a little longer.
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1. Any diet should be wholesome and spread out evenly across a day.

2. More than targeting a particular weight, focus on a good workout. The weight would normalize to a healthy level.
Thanks Again, That's a big relief. I will focus on that

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The Beast,

Few observations from my side

1 There is absolutely no Protein in your diet, try to include some!
2 Empty stomach cardio is fine but not weight training because you will burn muscle for energy.
3 Your breakfast can be much much better with wholesome foods because all you are eating is Juice, toast and biscuits.
Many Thanks, I am planning to add some protein supplements and include protein rich materials in my daily diet.

Could you please suggest some starting supplements for beginners, and what should I take before gym session.
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Thanks Again, That's a big relief. I will focus on that



Many Thanks, I am planning to add some protein supplements and include protein rich materials in my daily diet.

Could you please suggest some starting supplements for beginners, and what should I take before gym session.
Supplements - Whey protein and Creatine, You can add a good multi V as well. if you want to have your real breakfast before hitting the gym then go for oats, whole wheat bread, eggs and inacse you want to have just a small meal then Have a fruit and a scoop of whey.
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@the beast- A good start up protein is Optimums ON whey protein. Creatine i have tried Ultimate Nutrition Creatine Monohydrate which is good and now i will be trying ON's creatine so will let you know how that is as well.

@red Circle and other experts- Which is a good Multi V to have? Recently i had been taking just one becosule tablet a day.
How is nutrilite daily? i can see good reviews for it on net however i find it a touch expensive.
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Hey thanks for all this vital info. I have decent fitness levels as I was into sports from school itself. Have started doing weights now. I have bought Ultimate Nutrition Gold std Whey prot. They provide a scoop spoon with that. How much (scoop) is advisable and when (before workout, after or both?)? Is daily workout required or is 3 times a day (1 hr) fine? Which are the parts you do together (arms, chest, back, legs, abs, shoulders)?

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1. The best way to burn fat is to shock your body in not getting used to any fixed cardio regimen. Towards that, make one of the 3 cardios (treadmill, cross-trainer, cycle) as the main cardio of the day, with the other 2 becoming secondary @ <50% of the 1st. E.g.: if treadmill is 20 mins on Monday, cross-trainer and cycle should be 10 mins each only.

Change this pattern every day to have a different main cardio from the 3.

2. Jogging is the most singularly effective fat-burn cardio. Roughly 0.7 gm of fat gets burnt during every minute of jogging. Therefore, when doing treadmill, ensure the actual running is atleast 60% of the total duration.

3. Reduction in abdominal fat will only happen to an extent naturally, that is determined by your body. Please do not go overboard and be influenced by advertisement material.

4. Weight reduction is not assured during a gym workout involving weight training, primarily since the weight of the fat burnt is substituted by denser bones and heavier muscles. The maximum weight reduction occurs during the first few months of a dedicated cardio regimen, when excess water is shed from a body. After that, weight loss slows down.

Whenever weight loss slows down despite intense cardio, thats the indication to change the regimen to address the requirement in point 1 of this reply.

5. Finally, gaining muscle mass/tone. Lot of myth/misinformation/disinformation/advertisement here. The only way muscle puts on mass healthily is by toning and over time. It is NOT a quick-turnaround.

Whey Protein supplements are helpful to replenish vital proteins needed for muscles after weight training, but, care to be taken in NOT going overboard in its administration, since excess protein intake is harmful to the kidneys over time. Also, avoid the muscle-mass addition protein supplements, since they invariably contain anabolic steroids - which yield impressive results in the short-term, but are harmful to the body's health in the long-term.

6. The one constant requirement during a gym regimen is self-motivation, without which people dropout!
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@the beast- A good start up protein is Optimums ON whey protein. Creatine i have tried Ultimate Nutrition Creatine Monohydrate which is good and now i will be trying ON's creatine so will let you know how that is as well.

@red Circle and other experts- Which is a good Multi V to have? Recently i had been taking just one becosule tablet a day.
How is nutrilite daily? i can see good reviews for it on net however i find it a touch expensive.
I rely on Centrum; Mega Men & Opti Men are good too. Animal Pak has been my training favorite for years now.

A local alternative is Supractiv or Revital.
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