Hey guys! Newbie in bodybuilding here.
Even though I have been playing basketball and other sports since i was a kid, I have been to the gym only twice. I used to think that if I gain muscle mass, i will lose a lot of speed, quickness, and explosiveness which I need especially in basketball. Few months ago, I started doing body weight workouts at home. I gained mass, but I noticed increase in strength and improvement in my performance. Then, I started downloading fitness magazines to search for routines with dumbbells, which I can do at home. After almost 2 months, I noticed improvement in my body, particularly my abs. But I'm still not satisfied because my lower abdominal area is still flabby and I wanna gain a little more muscle mass and power but still maintain my speed.
After reading few threads, I learned many things already. However, my knowledge is still not enough. It seems that you guys are very helpful and you know a lot of stuff, so I'm hoping that you could guide and help me to reach my goal.
I have few newbie questions:
1. Do I have to drink protein shakes?
2. What workout routine should i do to reach my goals?