Need help to get back in shape

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    Need help to get back in shape


    Yeah - it feels kinda weird and at the same point back on these forums again. I stopped bodybuilding when I started falling into a bad depression - so I really haven't done anything for the past year as far as fitness goes. I do play the occasional b-ball at the park - but that is just one-on-one and not very physical.

    I am looking to get back in shape. I am 192 pounds - and I am 6-5. At the peak of my previous venture with bodybuilding, I hit my goal which was around the 220 mark. I want to gain weight, strength, and endurance - because I am planning on starting to get into pick-up games.

    The only book I have on bodybuilding is "Brawn" (Third Edition), and I am interested in learning more as I guess bodybuilding theory (is that the right term?) so I would like any books that could guide me to get in shape. A book that I was recommended was "Static Contraction Training" by Peter Sisco, but I didn't really get a chance to look at what the basis of the training is.

    So if anybody could help me with what exercises I should start out with, whether I should do cardio or not (guess I should since I want to get my endurance back).

    But I do have a problem at the moment - and that is my thyroid levels are elevated. I haven't really gotten the chance to see how high they are, and what treatment I may or may not need - but right now I have extremely high anxiety levels and panic attacks which may be related to the thyroid levels. So I don't know if that plays a factor in how I should start out.

    I know this isn't the sub-forum for it, but if you could recommend me some supplements that could help. I realize exercise and nutrition are the two most important keys in bodybuilding, but I think supplements are important as well. I ordered Purple Intrain and two tubs of golden gains. I also take jarrow formulas b-complex and magnesium. I have some creatine left from my previous bout of bodybuilding (including neo-var and plain monohydrate) - but I don't know if I should be taking creatine right now. I also have some xtend left, and one supplement I loved was GPLC.

    I can't wait to get started again - and any help that you could provide would be greatly appreciated.

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    ok looks like my thyroid levels are more in the normal range now. testosterone levels may be low though. is there anybody that can help me? basically, i want to get in shape for basketball.

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