some diet and weight program questions....

  • HereNBoston

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    Feb 16, 2008 9:57 PM GMT
    okay so i'm a pretty skinny guy. i'm 6ft and vary between 140 and 145lbs. I eat a lot of fruits, yogurts and veggies and drink tons of water (like 2-3liters a day). my body fat % is around 9%. If anything my issue might be just not finding the time to eat enough in a day.

    But anyway here's my question.... I want to get leaner and build a some muscle but still stay around my current weight and waist measurement and such (28''). anyone have any ideas? Basically i'd like to develop a six pack and really tone up and stuff but not necessarily bulk up. right now I run 5 times a week and do a kind of variation of the muscle building program on this site. like pull ups, free weights, etc any input would be appreciated!
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    Feb 17, 2008 1:13 AM GMT
    HereNBoston saidokay so i'm a pretty skinny guy. i'm 6ft and vary between 140 and 145lbs. I eat a lot of fruits, yogurts and veggies and drink tons of water (like 2-3liters a day). my body fat % is around 9%. If anything my issue might be just not finding the time to eat enough in a day.

    But anyway here's my question.... I want to get leaner and build a some muscle but still stay around my current weight and waist measurement and such (28''). anyone have any ideas? Basically i'd like to develop a six pack and really tone up and stuff but not necessarily bulk up. right now I run 5 times a week and do a kind of variation of the muscle building program on this site. like pull ups, free weights, etc any input would be appreciated!


    Before Chuckystud says it....EAT!
    If Chucky sees this, he will give you the "411"... Get alot more protien in your diet. Eat 6-10x a day, small meals, high protein.... You are TOO lean right now and need to add some muscle mass which requires protein....back down on running to 3 or 4x a week and add in more weight training to sculpt and build the muscles.....Chucky, he's all yours! Good luck HereNBoston!
  • HereNBoston

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    Feb 17, 2008 2:42 AM GMT
    haha sweet. okay thanks for the tips. yeah eating more has always been the challenge i think... i work in healthcare in a more than hectic environment, so i resort to snacking a lot throuhout the day because I dont get much time to actually sit. boost shakes, fruits, veggie wraps, all that stuff.

    now in terms of weight training.... heavier weights? lighter weights? how should the reps and sets be laid out?
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    Feb 17, 2008 9:24 AM GMT
    HereNBoston saidhaha sweet. okay thanks for the tips. yeah eating more has always been the challenge i think... i work in healthcare in a more than hectic environment, so i resort to snacking a lot throuhout the day because I dont get much time to actually sit. boost shakes, fruits, veggie wraps, all that stuff.

    now in terms of weight training.... heavier weights? lighter weights? how should the reps and sets be laid out?


    If you want to add muscle mass, heavy weights/lower reps/ more sets , to define and sculpt existing muscles, light weight/high reps/sets as comfortable...regardless of your schedule...more protein is critical.
  • GQjock

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    Feb 17, 2008 12:39 PM GMT
    Ha...
    I like the way we are making predictions about what Chucky's gonna say
    and in this case it's very true
    to put on any muscle weight you're going to have to up the cals
    making protein a priority
    also you'll need to get into the gym and lift some weights to make those cals into muscle