Newbie needs help!!

Discussion in 'Female Bodybuilding, Fitness & Figure Competition' started by Mommymanda, Mar 21, 2018.

  1. Mommymanda

    Mommymanda TID Lady Member

    Mar 21, 2018
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    23 single mom of two (father left after I gained weight from kids) always been on thicker side, but lost about 75lbs in last year and a half. The rest of the weight I have is hanging on my gut after the two c sections. I lost all substance I had on legs and butt. Extremely new to working out or sticking with it rather, and especially weight lifting. But I’ve been consistently weight training legs/glutes for seven weeks now along with high protein diet. Calories are at maintenance because I’m trying to achieve body recomp instead of full blown bulk. I do see a slight change in legs and butt but not sure if I should be seeing more results than I am. I really do not want to lose my motivation to keep going and I can’t afford a gym or trainer so I only workout at home with barbell. Don’t have much support from people around me and any good tips or inspiration is greatly appreciated.. I know nothing is instant or comes easy, I just want to like myself for once..
     
  2. Lizard King

    Lizard King Administrator Staff Member

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    Welcome to TID @Mommymanda , what types of movements are you doing at home to try and build muscle and what does your diet look like.
    If you need a support group, start a log, you'll get some good responses from the group here.
     
  3. Mommymanda

    Mommymanda TID Lady Member

    Mar 21, 2018
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    Typical workout for me is
    Warm up 5-10 mins with glute activation movements with resistance band

    Barbell back squat
    3 sets 8-10 reps

    Romanian deadlift
    3 sets 8-10 reps

    Barbell hip thrusts
    3 sets 8-10 reps

    Diet goal for a day would be 170 grams protein 160 g carbs and 50 g fat

    I set it above the typical 1g of protein/lbs body weight because I’m eating at maintenance calories and don’t want to interrupt muscle gain
     
  4. Mommymanda

    Mommymanda TID Lady Member

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    And I’m new here so how would I start a log lol
     
  5. monsoon

    monsoon Senior Bacon VIP

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    Welcome!

    Member online journals - new topic
     

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