I just started an exercise regime again, and I think I need help with my diet. I currently will work out, then go a day of rest, and then on the day I intend to exercise again, my muscles are in intense pain finally and take days to heal. I am assuming this is a problem with my diet (which is currently dismal).
My goals are to maintain my weight (if possible)
Increase my overall fitness level
increase my pushup/pullup/situp reps and running/sprinting distance.
I tried adding protein powder to my diet directly after i exercise, but that didn't seem to help.
So I need help with what I should be eating and when, or some good resources where i can find out how to do it myself. I am currently at a loss and the internet seems to be full of fad diet plans and i have no idea what is "good".
- 175 - 185 (Don't own a scale but I've fluctuated between this with similar physical activity and diet for about 5 years)
Morning: Nothing with coffee
Lunch: Fast food
Dinner: Varies between can of beans or pizza or 40g of soy protein if I have been working out
Also snack on almonds occasionally during the day.
- Run 2 miles
- Push Ups - on the 21 push up route
- Sit ups - do as many as i can hanging from a pull up bar before my grip goes out
- Pull ups - Working on a routine i found on youtube which involves me starting with holding my body weight on the pullup bar and doing negatives
Its a pretty light routine, the pushups just got me, when i finished, i couldn't do a single knee pushup.