I know close to nothing, have a lot to learn. I'd appreciate any advice so I can quickly get started while I start learning - the less the better for motivational reasons. I don't expect a quick result, I just want to get started quickly, not get overwhelmed, but learn more as I go. [Edited]
Among others, I've read the following:
- Are these Workout Routines right for Body Building
- Body building and gaining weight
- Getting enough calories with a suppressed appetite
My goal: I want to build bulk. I don't hope to build BIG, just want a big-ish athletic appearance.
My situation: I have very little fat, a little bit of muscle, but low strength. I have a low appetite. I'm very much out of shape and can't exercise for long.
My thoughts for how to proceed:
Exercises per session: push ups, pull ups, squats, sit-ups, and more as I learn about them. I will start with about 15-20 minutes per session. I suspect this is not the best way to start, as the links suggest I should aim for about an hour's worth per session.
Stretches: at beginning and end of session, say 10-15 minutes before and after.
Frequency of sessions: 3 times per week as suggested in posts. Could I multiply that by doing two or three sessions per day? Or should I stick to one?
Food: At the moment: I drink a lot of full-fat milk, cooked fish, and beef (jerkey and cooked), drink tons of fruit juice. I also pig out on danish pastries, from what I can tell the pastry is not a good idea, but the nuts at least are beneficial, but maybe I should stop eating those? I plan to: keep my diet besides the danish pastries, it seems I'm vaguely on the right track already? I will eat more white potatoes, and fresh fruit / veg. Given my low appetite I will look into various drinks.
Any quick-start advice and/or thoughts on the above would be hugely appreciated!