Sus! another newbie.. may tanong agad..

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im so glad i found this site. i am as newbie to weightlifting as they come. although i've been into mtbiking and running for several years, it's only now that i've gotten into weight lifting.

i have always been fat all of my adult life. the last time i was not fat, (and actually skinny) was in my elementary days. but even before entering high school, i began to fatten up, and just kept on getting fat until about 4 years ago, when i maxed out at 240lbs. now im down to 180 or so.

due to current work location, i am unable to do mtbiking, but as luck would have it, there is a free gym (but very limited in equipment) where i live. i have been going and testing the gym, and i am starting to like it. and now, i am researching because i want to take weightlifting more seriously. i plan to build a home-gym when i go home.

for my first question, to the more experienced lifters out there, how does our typical pinoy diet match the requirement of weightlifting? i have been reading about nutrition on the net, but everything seems to be for american/western diets. although abroad, i am still able to have (and prefer) our typical pinoy diets of rice and ulam (sinigang, nilaga, kare-kare, etc). since 2009, i have limited my intake of rice, and virtually eliminated all junk foods and soda. i don't smoke and rarely drink. i eat lots of veggies and fruits.

my 2nd question is connected to the first.. although i eat relatively healthy, i would like to do body sculpting without the use of supplements of any kind, no protein shakes, no whey powder, no casein, etc.. is this possible?

yan lang po muna for now :)

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  • karlochriskarlochris Posts: 45
    Dami mo hobbies.

    Welcome muna! cheers
  • i had the same question when i was working on my nutrition plan. what i learned is consistency with my meals. i eat the same things so i dont have trouble. what i did was to swap my rice to complex carbs like sweet potatoes and my ulam basically is chicken breast tinola (meat only,no skin), paksiw na bangus or mayamaya (high in protein and essential fat) and nilaga. eating healthy is easy just choose steamed, broiled, grilled, boiled low fat, low sugar viands :)
  • JettieJettie Posts: 3,763B-Class
    for my first question, to the more experienced lifters out there, how does our typical pinoy diet match the requirement of weightlifting? i have been reading about nutrition on the net, but everything seems to be for american/western diets. although abroad, i am still able to have (and prefer) our typical pinoy diets of rice and ulam (sinigang, nilaga, kare-kare, etc). since 2009, i have limited my intake of rice, and virtually eliminated all junk foods and soda. i don't smoke and rarely drink. i eat lots of veggies and fruits.

    yes correct si taas, be consistent whatever diet style you choose.. Ako, my choice is Leangains, a form of Intermittent fasting and I still eat white rice lots and lots of it after workout until it blew my head and stomach off hehehe..

    Chicken breast always and eggs.. the staple. Just add whey protein but never drink it, mixed it with non fat milk with oats, rice hola ala champorado fck up style carbo loading lol.. ( beast and shitty feeling ever after meals )

    BTW welcome to pbb
  • CoreCore Posts: 2,508B-Class
    noobydooby wrote:
    i would like to do body sculpting without the use of supplements of any kind, no protein shakes, no whey powder, no casein, etc.. is this possible?

    I always asks this myself. At ako rin naman ang makakasagot ng tanong ko. Iba-iba kasi ang katawan ng bawat isa. As long as you have a great access on your nutrition... then yes, but it will be hard, real hard. Mahirap ng nga ang natty, mas mahirap pa kapag walang supplements. And another thing is, the answer with your question will also depend upon what kind of body you aspire...
    Welcome to PBB, BTW.
  • noobydoobynoobydooby Posts: 19
    thanks for the replies and welcomes!

    so i guess the first thing on my list are chicken breasts and eggs :) i can do that.

    at this point, i am 5'9 / 180lbs and (from search on the net) at 20-25% range bodyfat. with that, my initial goal would be to obviously reduce the bodyfat. so diet will be main thing (chicken, eggs and fish). combined with 3 days a week workout.

    anybody hear of All Pro's Simple Beginner's Routine? I found it on bodybuilding.com.. im just starting with it this week. im still trying to determine my 10RM weight.
  • allen101allen101 Posts: 5,102
    Welcome sir.

    My opinion, it doesn't really matter that much kung anong luto kinakain natin kesyo western/ o lutong pinoy.
    Ang mahalaga yung macronutrient contens niya. Carbs, protein and fats. Halimbawa nilagang baka, protein and fats present, may mga gulay pa.
    Sarap iulam sa kanin (source of carbs), So why not? :)

    Personal choice yung consistency sa type of meals. Personally masusuka ako kung araw2x pare parehong putahe kakainin ko. Ansarap sir ng Sinigang, adobo, nilaga, ginisang gulay, beef steak, fried chicken at triple burger! Haha.

    Pero kung magcocompete kayo as a pro bodybuilder, well, that's another story hehe.
  • noobydoobynoobydooby Posts: 19
    macronutrients.. i've been seeing this thru my sufing, but i still have to research more to understand this. but for now, can somebody give a general opinion if my daily menu is good or bad? (my goal again for now is to lower my % bodyfat from 25%)

    typical daily menu for me:
    bfast: 2 eggs (fried) / coffee / 2 slices bread / banana
    morning snack: apple or orange (sometimes wala), coffee
    lunch: rice with varying ulam (basically meats and veggies)
    afternoon snack: bread, coffee
    dinner: rice with varying ulam again

    so as you can see, my daily menu is very typical pinoy diet lang.. is this good or bad?
    am i drinking too much coffee?
  • JettieJettie Posts: 3,763B-Class
    me, I drink black coffee 3-4x a day :D especially during fasting..
  • noobydoobynoobydooby Posts: 19
    so today, i learned that coffee (caffeine) is good for working out.. thats good for a coffeeholic like me.

    any groups here in las pinas/alabang area?
  • patspats Posts: 199
    near las pinas ako, bf homes bro
  • noobydoobynoobydooby Posts: 19
    pats wrote:
    near las pinas ako, bf homes bro

    ah bf homes.. madami gyms jan.. do you go to any of them?
  • patspats Posts: 199
    yes i do sir, kayo po ba saan kayo nag gygym?
  • noobydoobynoobydooby Posts: 19
    right now, im out of pinas.. but i plan to go to gyms jan whenever im home for vacations.
  • patspats Posts: 199
    oh ok, currently im enrolled at a not so fancy gym but IMO its good enough, its name is vigor gym sir. You can try transformers gym, also in BF. There, i believe they have a lot of experience for they also train competitors for bb competitions. :sport:
  • noobydoobynoobydooby Posts: 19
    im not really looking for fancy gyms. im a newbie in this sport, the more basic, the better for me, i think. i prefer the regular people in small places rather than the snobs in those fancy gyms where only the beautiful people are preferred :)
  • noelnoel Posts: 304
    welcome to PBB sir...

    Don't worry, though wala na sa calendar ang age natin....nasa bingo pa naman....
  • mufstermufster Posts: 132
    welcome sir!
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