Originally Posted by Konflikt
Yeah my friend got pretty cranky in the beginning couple of days, it went away after like two weeks for him. :P
I have con in two weeks so I am going to do a low carb diet the last two weeks. Pretty much I am going to avoid breads. I plan on eating nuts, fruit, and veggies still though.
Sexytime I'm glad you enjoy it. I mainly use Reddit for most of my stuff and stuff I have learned from my class in High school and p90x (which I really want to try again after)
I did forget some things. There is different reps you need to do for different results. I touched on it a little but I will go into a little more detail
To increase strength do 3 sets of 5 reps
To increase size do 3 sets of 8 reps
To increase muscle endurance do 3 sets of 12 reps
At the end of each set you should barely be able to finish the last rep. This will give you the desired results. That being said you will do the most weight with 3x5 and the least amount of weight with 3x12. I started out with increasing strength now I am moving on to increasing size.
The other thing is about abs, just because you need to focus on diet and other weight lifting techniques to get abs doesn't mean you should NOT do core workout. A core workout is needed to maintain proper form for squats and other of the compound lifts. I personally like planks since they work almost the whole core section. You should also work your lower back. It is also very very important. A good workout is superman. Lay on your stomach with your arms straight out in front of you and your legs straight behind you. Lift your arms and legs off the floor as high as you can go and hold it as long as you can. Repeat 2 more times.
Like Sexytime said counting calories is another important aspect if you want quicker results. You will need more protein in order to help the muscles grow so make sure you have protein with every meal and snack.