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Old 09-08-2008, 08:00 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Leg Exercises & Nutrition

I'm going to be starting MMA training sometime this week. I'm also going to start going to the gym. I've got a bit of a workout plan figured out, but I need some help with leg exercises. Are leg presses or hack squats a good choice? Those are about the only leg machines I think our gym has.

The other thing I want to do is to start eating properly, and try to gain some muscle mass. I started working on a meal plan, but I'm confused on a few things. How much protein exactly should I be eating(I weigh 110lbs)? I'm going to be training Monday, Wednesday and Friday, should I be eating more carbs and protein on these days. Mostly I'm just confused about which kinds of food I should be eating along with the protein filled ones and why?

Any help is appreciated!
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Old 09-08-2008, 01:04 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Don't use machines... just do squats with a barbell.
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165 grams of protein per day should be a good start.
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To maintain your LBM, you need at least your body weight in grams of protein daily.

To pack on serious mass, you need at least another half of your weight or double.

Given your weight I'd try to take it easy to start out. You could easily injure yourself squatting.


I'd start out with machines first for the simple fact that you have less of a chance of injuring yourself and you won't have to worry too much if your form is off.

Hack Squats, Leg Presses, Leg Extensions, Walking Lunges etc.

If you insist on doing squats I suggest you start out on a smith machine to again minimize injury and work on form.

I personally like to start my leg workout with Leg Extensions and Presses before moving onto squats.
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Make sure to start off at manageable weight to get the form down(especially when doing free weight exercises). Later on form is always better than reps, that is what I've heard and follow.
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#1 Don't do a bodybuilding type workout.
#2 Look at general fitness first, your are going to have your body for a long time, don't F**k it up.
#3 Eat healthy. Don't try to "get Big" at the cost of gaining fat.
#4 find a GOOD fighter/athlete that maybe able to answer some questions for you.
#5 Log everything! And over a coulpe of months find out what works for you because everything is different for different people.

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