Shape a Youngin

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    Feb 24, 2008 12:44 AM GMT
    I'm 16 and working out almost every other day or so and I'm one of the "thin" guys, not alot of body fat anywhere, and my muscle tone definatly shows a lot better than many guys who have been working out for 3-4 years.

    I want to add bulk, I essentially just want to start young and have an amazing body when I'm in college...But I'm not sure what to do. I know being younger things are different, and as I've been reading on these forums it seems like I might be doing things wrong.

    Is there any advice you can give me? Keep in mind, I'm not looking to get ridiculously large, I just want a lot more muscle while still wearing medium sized hollister shirts ... icon_smile.gif

    Upper body is a main concern.


    Thanksss!

    Edit: This is Justin, so when you look in my profile I'm the white guy and shirtless one.
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    Feb 24, 2008 1:24 AM GMT
    The general advice is to up your calorie intake by 500 calories a day.

    If you're pretty thin as it is, they say to start with a base intake of around 3,000, and up it as needed.

    Other then that, work hard in the gym. I was doing four sets, starting at 12 reps and ending with 8 (12-12-10-8 or 12-10-10-icon_cool.gifon the final set, but I'm seeing more improvement doing 3 of 12.

    A lot of protein in the diet helps too. 1 gram per every kg of body weight... not sure on the exact pound conversion, but you should be eating more grams of protein then the pounds you weight. I'm at 155lbs, and try to get in around 170 grams of protein.

    Good luck!
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    Feb 24, 2008 1:25 AM GMT
    Eat.

    You should wear a large at least.
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    Feb 24, 2008 1:36 AM GMT
    HGH
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    Feb 24, 2008 7:10 AM GMT
    jo2ju saidI'm 16 and working out almost every other day or so and I'm one of the "thin" guys, not alot [sic]of body fat anywhere, and my muscle tone definatly [sic] shows a lot better than many guys who have been working out for 3-4 years...


    Your profile states that you are 18.

    Guys bodies change dramatically in their late teens. You don't even have a real idea of what yours will look like yet.

    Best Advice?

    1-Find a sport that you are really interested in. I would recommend something that you can pursue for your entire life - long after you are out of college: karate, swimming, biking, volleyball, softball, whatever.

    2-Work on getting Healthy. Good nutrition, plenty of sleep, etc. Avoid alcohol, tobacco, and drugs. Avoid wasting your money on supplements and 'quick fix's'.

    3-Work out with moderate free weights and do a lot of aerobics..

    Good luck



  • EricLA

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    Feb 24, 2008 9:22 AM GMT
    You look pretty damn perfect from what I can tell. Why mess with success?