Skinny, but NOT wanting to be buff. Need some advice.

  • KnuxNole

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    Aug 17, 2010 8:44 PM GMT
    I finally have free time now to actually start trying out lifting and maybe eat slightly healthier. But...my goal is NOT to be a bodybuilder or built like a football player. It seems that's what they tell every skinny guy. But I love being small! I just want to work out a little bit, but it seems every routine out there is for the 6 days a week, 4000+ calories, HUGE hulks. I guess I dunno where to start, all I want to do is just build biceps, maybe gain weight(currently underweight). It seems everyone says "Oh I'm skinny, I wanna be HUGE". But I don't wanna be that. I prefer an average body. If someone is only attracted to huge people, they would hate me anyway, since I am not a 100lbs lifter beast, just a young adult. I tried asking in another forum, but they only catered to bodybuilders, so I didn't really fit.

    Another thing...I don't like using supplements, everyone says you can't eat naturally which turned me off of lifting every time. Plus, I rarely get hungry. So, the whole eating thing is what makes it go from "Ok this is a neat goal" to "That is such a drag".
  • KnuxNole

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    Aug 17, 2010 8:58 PM GMT
    Right, reading it again, I probably should change that! Biceps, and other muscles!
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    Aug 17, 2010 8:59 PM GMT
    If you've never worked out before, I'd suggest hiring a trainer to get you started. Learn the different exercises, start with lighter weights, work on your form so you're doing them right, and progress as you feel comfortable.
    As for size, there's no need to worry about that. It takes a long time to build muscle. By the time you see changes in the mirror, you should know enough where you can adjust your workouts to maintain rather than continue bulking.
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    Aug 17, 2010 10:02 PM GMT
    I really wouldn't worry at all about getting too big or muscular. It isn't like you are going to become huge or super muscular overnight. If, by some miracle, you're one of those guys that can put on muscle super easily, just adjust the weights downward. Likely, though, you'll find getting to big to be a nonissue.
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    Aug 17, 2010 10:44 PM GMT
    Trust me, getting massively muscular is not something incidental you stumble upon by accident or because you picked up the 25 instead of the 20.
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    Aug 17, 2010 11:24 PM GMT
    Finally, someone else on the same page as me!
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    Aug 20, 2010 7:07 PM GMT
    viveutvivas saidDon't worry. It is very difficult to get big if you are skinny, even if you work out a lot.

    Of course you can just eat naturally - don't listen to people who don't know what they are talking about. Just eat when you are hungry and you'll be okay.

    So just start working out - it is good for your health.

    But don't do just biceps - that will give you an unbalanced musculature that can lead to injury. You should do a little bit of everything.


    I AGREE...i'LL NEVER BE BUFF BUT DEFINED. BEST TO WORK ON all MUSCLE GROUPS...FOR BOTH LOOK AND FITNESS, PROPORTIONATE BODY
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    Aug 20, 2010 7:10 PM GMT
    I love it!!! I love people who think they can get huge by mistake.

    I haz a lolz