Can I look like this?

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    Aug 09, 2010 7:28 PM GMT
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    Okay, looking at my pictures: do you think I could look like this with enough time in the gym and the right diet etc? I understand it's going to take some effort but I wondered whether this would be possible: am I a similar body type, for example?

    I'm just about to start going to the gym and I'm aware that there are some body goals which would not be attainable (e.g. Bruce Willis) but I think Zac's body might be within reach.

    Your advice would be much appreciated!icon_biggrin.gif
  • rnch

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    Aug 09, 2010 7:41 PM GMT
    why would you want to limit youself, to settle for, such a Skinny Boy? icon_confused.gif
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    Aug 09, 2010 10:04 PM GMT
    Yes...but don't limit yourself to what someone else looks like. Just enjoy your workouts and eat healthy. Let your body adjust and become the best shape its genetics will allow. It's actually possible you could blow that guy away eventually.

    Maybe Charlitos will see this thread and comment. He's the poster child of skinny-to-muscular, and he also blows that guy away. icon_wink.gif
  • MSUBioNerd

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    Aug 09, 2010 10:07 PM GMT
    Not exactly helpful, there, rnch. From current photos, the desired goal (Zac Efron) is currently more muscular than the original poster (Hameldon), so even if you think Efron is too thin, logically you should be in favor of Hameldon moving that direction.

    Of course, your view isn't really the one that matters. The one whose view matters is Hameldon's, with a possible secondary importance of people Hameldon is trying to date.

    Now, to try to answer the original question: that depends. Some of it depends on what you're willing to do (how strict you are with your diet, how dedicated you are in the gym, etc), and some of it depends on things beyond your control (genetics do matter here, as does age). It also depends on what about that build you're striving for.

    The level of muscle evident in the pectorals is probably within reason. Even for someone who struggles to gain weight, you should be able to add some mass to your chest, though it may take a while if you don't happen to have the body type that adds muscle easily. You may not be able to get all the way to the level posted until your metabolism changes, but you can certainly look more like that.

    Similarly, the size of his waist looks certainly plausible for you.

    Honestly, it looks like you're not that far from his arms at the moment. That doesn't seem like something that should worry you.

    Abs are tougher. The vast majority of abs are the result of diet, not exercise, despite all the perky people on infomercials telling you how this revolutionary new product lets them do the equivalent of 80,000 crunches is just 5 minutes a day! But they're also the result of genetics. There are guys who will show visible abs at 11% body fat, and others who need to drop below 8%. The striations that determine whether you get a 2, 4, 6, or 8 pack are largely genetic. If your goal is any particular set of abs, you need to accept that there's a certain percent chance that no matter what you do, it will never happen. Diet and exercise can, if done properly, guarantee you a flat stomach and a strong core. They can't guarantee everyone defined abs.
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    Aug 09, 2010 10:22 PM GMT
    rnch saidwhy would you want to limit youself, to settle for, such a Skinny Boy? icon_confused.gif


    My thoughts exactly!
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    Aug 09, 2010 10:26 PM GMT
    MSUBioNerd saidNot exactly helpful, there, rnch.....Of course, your view isn't really the one that matters....
    I never said it was, MSU! and YOUR verbose cutting and pasting of internet information (your reply) is nothing more than an exercise in internet flagulation. icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Aug 09, 2010 10:28 PM GMT
    Thank you MSU Bionerd, I always love your very informative posts. It's great to have someone on this forum who actually knows what he's talking about.
  • KepaArg

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    Aug 09, 2010 10:32 PM GMT
    paulflexes saidYes...but don't limit yourself to what someone else looks like. Just enjoy your workouts and eat healthy. Let your body adjust and become the best shape its genetics will allow. It's actually possible you could blow that guy away eventually.

    Maybe Charlitos will see this thread and comment. He's the poster child of skinny-to-muscular, and he also blows that guy away. icon_wink.gif


    Best advice so far! You need to do what's best for your body (as far as doing what is best for your body and not trying obtain someone else's image.)! And you can go on and ignore rnch and collegekid.
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    Aug 09, 2010 10:38 PM GMT
    Your butt is already better than Zac's. Just give yourself the time and patience necessary. Your goal is within reach with dedication.
  • Classyboy04

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    Aug 09, 2010 10:48 PM GMT
    too skinny? I must be blind,color blinded, or maybe I dont have any eyes....Zac is hot LOLOL
  • KepaArg

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    Aug 09, 2010 11:07 PM GMT
    Classyboy04 saidtoo skinny? I must be blind,color blinded, or maybe I dont have any eyes....Zac is hot LOLOL


    Yea he is...I have never actually seen anything with him, but he's definitely easy on the eyes!
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    Aug 09, 2010 11:09 PM GMT
    KepaArg said
    Classyboy04 saidtoo skinny? I must be blind,color blinded, or maybe I dont have any eyes....Zac is hot LOLOL


    Yea he is...I have never actually seen anything with him, but he's definitely easy on the easy!


    Whats wrong with being normal-sized? LOL
  • KepaArg

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    Aug 09, 2010 11:14 PM GMT
    amar_m said
    KepaArg said
    Classyboy04 saidtoo skinny? I must be blind,color blinded, or maybe I dont have any eyes....Zac is hot LOLOL


    Yea he is...I have never actually seen anything with him, but he's definitely easy on the easy!


    Whats wrong with being normal-sized? LOL


    What do you mean by normal sized? I meant zak is hot icon_smile.gif
  • calibro

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    Aug 10, 2010 12:35 AM GMT
    yes and no. he has a natural swimmer's torso so his chest will look differently than yours.
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    Aug 10, 2010 1:40 AM GMT
    each one of us is like a snowflake. Embrace your individual.
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    Aug 10, 2010 1:52 AM GMT
    rnch said
    MSUBioNerd saidNot exactly helpful, there, rnch.....Of course, your view isn't really the one that matters....
    I never said it was, MSU! and YOUR verbose cutting and pasting of internet information (your reply) is nothing more than an exercise in internet flagulation. icon_rolleyes.gif


    I love a good fight on RJ! It's even better than reading ladies argue about the lackluster fall/winter 2010 collection on Banana Republic's Facebook fan page.
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    Aug 10, 2010 2:39 AM GMT
    djaj saideach one of us is like a snowflake. Embrace your individual.
    But the goal is to be hot enough to melt the snowflake.
    Extra points if you're hot enough to catch the snowflake on fire.
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    Aug 10, 2010 2:42 AM GMT
    Just do your best, comparing to someone else is always going to lead to bad feelings. You can do whatever you want with your body, when someone looks at you they are looking at you and your body, not thinking of somebody else and the way they look.
  • oursirpeace

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    Aug 10, 2010 2:44 AM GMT
    Anybody with that kind of star status can look like that.
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    Aug 10, 2010 3:47 AM GMT
    Talk to me! I might have some adivce. icon_smile.gif
  • MSUBioNerd

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    Aug 10, 2010 5:01 AM GMT
    paulflexes said
    djaj saideach one of us is like a snowflake. Embrace your individual.
    But the goal is to be hot enough to melt the snowflake.
    Extra points if you're hot enough to catch the snowflake on fire.


    Clearly, the goal is to be made out of a group IA metal.
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    Aug 10, 2010 6:45 AM GMT
    You most absolutely can get to the point of looking like Zac's body. But it's going to take time, so don't expect it to happen in 30 days, or even 90 days. Set a realistic timeline for yourself.
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    Aug 10, 2010 8:24 AM GMT
    Guys, thanks a lot for your feedback.

    MSUBioNerd, thanks a lot for that info.

    Most of you seem to have said that I need to focus on myself and not someone else, which makes sense.

    I am a real hardgainer so it's going to take a while. My metabolism is crazy fast, hence the 126lb skeleton which I carry around. So even attaining Zac's body (which some of you think is a meagre size-target) will be tough for me.

    I disagree with you Bio Nerd about my arms: they're tiny. Zac's are quite big, I'd say!

    Thanks everyone!
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    Aug 10, 2010 2:37 PM GMT
    rnch saidwhy would you want to limit youself, to settle for, such a Skinny Boy? icon_confused.gif


    icon_eek.gif he looks pretty healthy to me. Jeez I'm 6"0 and 168lbs, I guess Im near anorexia or something.


    Answering the OP question: yes you can icon_smile.gif, I was 125lbs when I started 3 years ago, same height 6"0. It was nearly impossible for me to gain any weight due to my high metabolism so there you go.
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    Aug 10, 2010 2:42 PM GMT
    LOL. Set your expectations low, then, you won't be disappointed.

    If your effort on your profile is any indication of your quality of work, follow through, discipline and focus, the answer would be a sure fire "NO." Now, if you're normally not so minimalist in your efforts, and, say, could complete a profile, put up decent pictures, and so on (anything worth doing should be worth doing well) then, perhaps you could attain what the picture you posted looks like.

    The picture you posted is of a very AVERAGE guy, who's a bit under-nourished. (not much muscular, nor lean, but, o.k., in a very average way) While it's a low goal, it's likely you could look like that with just a tiny bit of effort. It's really not hard. It just requires consistency, focus, time, discipline, planning, and a bit of patience.

    The picture you post really isn't very muscular, or lean, but, he looks good, in an average sort of way. With a disciplined diet, and a wee bit of exercise, just about anyone can look like the guy you posted.

    Now, if you aspire to something more, you'll have to change your outlook, and straighten up your act with regard to follow through and so on. E.g. the picture you posted here is a pathetic excuse of a picture to have in an online profile. If that's your work ethic, and follow through, you're doomed to failure.

    If you start eating, lifting, doing cardio, getting enough rest, and do it long enough, you can look like the guy you posted, unless you absolutely suck at it.