Training for tone. Cont.

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    Training for tone. Cont.

    First of all, thanks for the info you all provided on my last post, it does really go appreciated. I'm here to follow up with another question to help determine my dedicated course of action since I'm still only a few days into my journey. Would my body burn fat first as opposed to muscle? I'm not totally sure about eating more for mass since I am aiming for more muscle definition. Thanks to the guidance in one of the responses on my most recent post, I have started the programs Total Abs and Cardio Blast (at level 1) and I am contemplating if I should eat more overall or keep my amounts the same as before (I rarely eat out) and switch up my intake to be more suitable for my ideal body. With this clarified goal in mind, what do you guys think I should do?

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    Hi Atlas_FTW there are some interesting articles on this topic in the nutrition section of this here terrific resource, that might be worth reading:
    Protein and muscle building
    Training on empty
    Pre and Postworkout nutrition
    some good reading in the fitness section too:
    How to build muscle
    and so on.
    In my personal opinion, since you are at the very start of your fitness journey, I would not turn on too many screws at once. So rather start working on your fitness, develop a consistant routine and keep eating normally. Watch your body and after a year or so turn on another screw.
    Hope this helps.

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      #3
      I think the first thing you need to define is your goal weight. Give it some real thought. Look up pictures of athletes or celebrities or models or whomever you want to emulate, see how much they weigh, and then think about how realistic that is for you and start coming up with a plan. You say you're skinny and want to get muscular, so that at least implies you'll need to put on some sort of mass.

      I just this year reached my goal weight - 175 lb - and at your age I weighed 120 lb. I'm far from a "bodybuilder," but I'm happy with my physique, and needed to gain 50 lb to get there.

      In short: it doesn't necessarily matter if you focus on muscle definition, abs, arms, endurance... If your goal is 50 lb away, the only way to get there is to gain weight. Andi64 gave some important links for HEALTHY ways to gain weight, but make sure you have real goals in mind as you start this journey - that way you know if you're making progressing, spinning your wheels, or need to rethink things completely and start over.

      Good luck!

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