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    Oct 06, 2010 5:44 AM GMT
    I am not ashamed to say that I have never really done any hard-core type of working out in my life. The most is running on a treadmill to pass the time when I was bored or couldn't sleep.

    Sadly, I wasn't raised in too good of a home to have my body healthy so it has left me with a rather skinny and near malnourished body.

    I grow tired of being skinny and weak, I wish to become fit and strong as someone my age normally would be under the right conditions.

    I will post a before picture:
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    I know it looks rather... disheartening but I intend on changing it.. my problem is the following:

    1) I don't know where to begin
    2) Money is tight and not easy to come by
    3) Due to lack of proper nutrition my energy level sucks.. I want to make it better


    If anyone has any ideas or routines or what have you to share to help me get in good health for once in my life, I would so greatly appreciate your help.

    Hopefully I can put an "After" picture and look much better icon_smile.gif

    Thanks,
    ~Jamezy
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    Oct 06, 2010 7:07 AM GMT
    #1 eat eat eat and then eat somemore. have to nurish your body to build muscle.

    #2 once u start to workout keep it going and dont get bored.

    #3 change up your workout after about 2 months or so. your muscles will get use to what u r doing and then wont build.

    #4 keep faith and u will build in no time. and also keep the faith and it will work.
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    Oct 06, 2010 7:18 AM GMT
    At least your "before" picture is already hot. *drool*
    Us ex-fatasses didn't have that luxury.
    Now go eat like a pig and workout like Jay Cutler. You'll be big in no time. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Oct 06, 2010 7:31 AM GMT
    Learn how to cook. People always say "eat", but actually you need to know how to cook, especially if you are doing this on a low budget.

    You can get cheap gym membership in many places... I think the Y has scholarships too.

    Read this site... look at the work out plans, look at the forums on lifting. Absorb information then ask more questions. It´s not THAT hard and the more effort you make to understand the more peopel will help

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    Oct 06, 2010 7:56 AM GMT
    safety43 said#1 eat eat eat and then eat somemore. have to nurish your body to build muscle.

    #2 once u start to workout keep it going and dont get bored.

    #3 change up your workout after about 2 months or so. your muscles will get use to what u r doing and then wont build.

    #4 keep faith and u will build in no time. and also keep the faith and it will work.


    Thank you, I got your e-mail too the tips seem to be a good start. icon_smile.gif Many thanks to ya!

    paulflexes saidAt least your "before" picture is already hot. *drool*
    Us ex-fatasses didn't have that luxury.
    Now go eat like a pig and workout like Jay Cutler. You'll be big in no time. icon_biggrin.gif


    Uhm.. okay. Thanks

    Lostboy saidLearn how to cook. People always say "eat", but actually you need to know how to cook, especially if you are doing this on a low budget.

    You can get cheap gym membership in many places... I think the Y has scholarships too.

    Read this site... look at the work out plans, look at the forums on lifting. Absorb information then ask more questions. It´s not THAT hard and the more effort you make to understand the more peopel will help



    I know how to cook.. but only the old western style my grandfather showed me.. which isn't all too bad for you but isn't too healthy either.. tastes wonderful though icon_biggrin.gif

    I live in an area that is about 40+ miles away from the closest city.. there is no gym here so I'd have to travel to Payson just to visit a gym for a few hours.. can't afford the gas money back and forth for that icon_sad.gif

    I have been but most of it seems to be geared to people already fit, in good financial condition, or with a good sense of pre-knowledge of getting in shape.

    I am willing to learn as long as there is someone willing to show icon_smile.gif

    ~Jamezy
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    Oct 06, 2010 11:17 AM GMT
    Eat lots of beans and rice.

    Super cheap, lots of protein, cruelty free.

    Cook up large batches and keep it in the fridge. Since you're slim you can add some fat such as margarine or oil. Pump up the nutritional value by adding vegetables such as tomato, onion, peppers, etc.

    Also, try to get a cheap set of weights that you can use at home. Until you can procure them start doing pushups, squats and lunges to start bulking up.
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    Oct 06, 2010 12:27 PM GMT
    OK. Learn to cook healthily. "Cooking" is really short hand for taking control of how you eat and making sure that it is what you need.

    Check out this site http://www.bodyweightculture.com/

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    Oct 06, 2010 12:49 PM GMT
    TheProduct said
    Also, try to get a cheap set of weights that you can use at home. Until you can procure them start doing pushups, squats and lunges to start bulking up.


    This.

    While I recently rejoined a gym in order to really shake up my fitness regimen, I'm a huge advocate of old school stuff. Push ups. Tri dips on the edge of your bathtub or a chair. Lunges. Squats.

    (I am not however a fan of sit ups. Not the best for your body. Try planks and mountain climbers instead, developing your full plexus through both static stress and core movements.)