I have just started training on weights.I bought arnie's encyclopedia on modern bodybuilding for technical reference along with reading for the past few days reading the posts here which helped me learn few things ( atleast that i aint ready for steroids by any means..lol )
My body type is ecto-mesomorph.The suggestion in the arnie's book is to do heavy reps in a 10,6,4 style pickin heavier weights and do workouts 6 days a week where each day has two body part workouts.
MY questions :
1) Will such a style of workout be helpful? I know its kinda stupid that before even trying I am asking but i am lookin for alternative opinions if there are any since you guys are into it.
Being into sports,i have been doing light weights for muscle toning along with cardio for few years.
2) When we say a bodypart,would a bicep and a tricep be a seperate bodypart or considered as a part of arms and constitute only one body part?
3) As of now, I weight 154 Lbs at the height of 5.7" ( i dont know the bf though).As per the logical rule, that would mean 154 grams ( 154*1) of protein per day or more ( 154* 1.5).Will excess of protein can damage such as liver.? What might be the right weight for my body structure?
4) How do i determine if i am doing overtraining.The logical answer to this would be " when you stop building muscles" ..lol but is there a scientific way for me to keep a check on if i am doing overtraining?
I plan to do weight training for minimum three years therefore looking for serious inputs from you.
For the dietary part,I am through with my research and going ahead with an intake of 3000 calories ( approx) for a start which would be supplemented by Problab Nlarge - II or Ultimate Nutrition massive whey gainer ( I liked its strawberry sample)
Thanks and take care