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    Default A few questions on working out...

    Hi, I have a few questions on working out. Here is some information on me. I am about 5'9-5'10, 131-133 pounds (varies everyday) and like 13.5% body fat. Currently I do not have access to weights right now except for five, ten, and twenty pound dumbbells, but right now I really want to stick to bodyweight exercises. I have access to the following: pull up bar, jump ropes (speed and weighted), grippers, and probably more stuff that I can not think about right now. I only have one wrestling practice (usually high intensity).Right now I am decent shape. I am looking to loose 2-3 pounds a week.

    1. How often should I workout? How many times in a day should I work out? (please remember I am not going to be using any weights at all)

    2. Is it better to do 10 sets of 15 push ups throughout the day or do them all at once?

    3. What exercises should I do to lose weight and please explain how often and how to do them? (Remember 2-3 pounds a week)

    4.Which is better for getting into shape running 3 miles at like a 7:30 minute mile pace, 2 miles in like 12:00-12:30 minutes, or doing sprints (please explain how to do sprints as I have never really done them before)? How often should I run; everyday?

    5. What types of food should I be eating to lose 2-3 pounds a week? How often should I eat ( 3 meals or 5-6 meals or what)? Could you provide a sample diet in a day?

    6. What exercises should I do to built strength in my entire body and how should I do them?

    I am in middle school and my first match is in mid January if that helps at all.

    Thank you and please answer any of these questions that you can.

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    Welcome to the forum! You have a lot of questions there. Good to see your committed and seeking knowledge.

    Bodyweight exercises are really good, stay away from those dumbells. Your better off with bodyweight exercises.

    Workout 6 times a week. One day for rest, place that day somewhere in the middle of the week. Your body is smart, listen to it. You will know if your are pushing too far or not pushing enough.

    To lose weight do a lot of jogging and activities such as basketball etc.

    Run around 5-6 times a week. Don't overkill yourself, your body will need some rest.

    Eat food has a high calorie intake with as least fat as possible. Also, make sure you take in a lot of proteins if you want your muscles to improve.

    What year are you in middle school?
    "Every artist was first an amateur."
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    Thanks for answering my questions and I am in 8th Grade.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ToughWrestler View Post
    Thanks for answering my questions and I am in 8th Grade.
    Okay so your starting out at a decent year. If your as dedicated as you seem to be and take action then you will be very successful in wrestling.
    "Every artist was first an amateur."
    "You miss 100% of shots you don't take."


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    Quote Originally Posted by Wrestling_Prodigy View Post
    Welcome to the forum! You have a lot of questions there. Good to see your committed and seeking knowledge.

    Bodyweight exercises are really good, stay away from those dumbells. Your better off with bodyweight exercises.

    Workout 6 times a week. One day for rest, place that day somewhere in the middle of the week. Your body is smart, listen to it. You will know if your are pushing too far or not pushing enough.

    To lose weight do a lot of jogging and activities such as basketball etc.

    Run around 5-6 times a week. Don't overkill yourself, your body will need some rest.

    Eat food has a high calorie intake with as least fat as possible. Also, make sure you take in a lot of proteins if you want your muscles to improve.

    What year are you in middle school?
    If this guy is just starting to really get into training and working out then he needs to take it slow at first. He should workout about 3-4 days a week at first taking it easy. For example: Either Mon, Wed, Fri or Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri. You can't just force your body into training 6 days a week for like 2 hours a day with only one day of rest. You need to take it slow and light first for your body to get used to the loads and stress your putting it under. You must prepare and ready your body for whats about to come in the later months. As the months go by and you get more experienced and fit then you can move it up to like 5-6 days a week and longer and more intense workouts a day. But if he's just starting out then I suggest only 3-4 days a week and slowly progress as he gits more fit. Same applies for running. I usually only run 3-4 days a week(Mainly 3). Remember that thats not the only way of improving your endurance; you can also do sprints, rugby, basketball, jumprope, and swimming for enhancing your cardio.

    Also, why don't you have access to gyms or barbells and plates? Can you get a hold of some kettlebells and resistance bands?

    If you're looking to lose weight on top of all this than you should eat less than what your daily calorie intake is. For example: Find out what your daily calorie intake is and subtract 500 from that and that is how many calories you should be taking in to lose some weight. If you want to maintain your weight then just eat what your recommended daily calorie intake is.
    TRAIN LIKE A MADMAN!

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    Thanks a lot Greco. Yeah right now my parents do not want me to lift weights but Im gonna start with bodyweight exercises then hopefully I can convince my parents to get a gym membership for Christmas or my birthday

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    When are you able to lift weights?
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    I am really not sure. I can probably convince my parents really soon. Btw are weights vital to getting stronger ?

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    Yes
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