How do I buff up.....???

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    Jan 19, 2011 10:16 AM GMT
    Ok, honestly speaking and looking at my pictures you will see that i am not the buffiest guy ever, to be axact, the word is skinny. Ive been looking at some of the guys on here and damn, they look good!

    I am quite tall (1.92cm) so for me to pick up weight is a nightmare!

    I dont want to be Mr. Muscle 2011, but looking defined or have something to hold on at least will be good.

    Do any of you hunks have secrets and tips to share on how to buff up a little the healthy way?

    Please drop me a message if you have!!

    Thanks in advanceicon_razz.gif
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    Jan 19, 2011 10:30 AM GMT
    Are you just starting to work out, or have you been working out?
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    Jan 19, 2011 10:58 AM GMT
    1.92 cm? What are you, a lego person?
  • Bunjamon

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    Jan 19, 2011 12:22 PM GMT
    FearTheFall said1.92 cm? What are you, a lego person?


    1.93m, or 6'4".

    Dude, you've just got to eat like it's your job and develop a weight-lifting program that suits your goals. RJ has a lot of resources to help you get started, and a lot of knowledgeable people who can tell you more if you are a little more specific about what you want.
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    Jan 19, 2011 1:07 PM GMT
    EAT.

    High Weight, Low Rep.

    EAT MORE.
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    Jan 19, 2011 2:02 PM GMT
    FearTheFall said1.92 cm? What are you, a lego person?


    Thats how I feel now haha, and thats the reason why i want to buff up!
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    Jan 19, 2011 2:03 PM GMT
    JAKEBENSON saidAre you just starting to work out, or have you been working out?


    Starting to work out. I have got no clue as to where I start! Can you help?icon_razz.gif
  • Peteyboy583

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    Jan 19, 2011 2:13 PM GMT
    Follow one of the workout programs on here, or go to bodybuilding.com and they have a ton more as well.
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    Jan 19, 2011 2:15 PM GMT
    Peteyboy583 saidFollow one of the workout programs on here, or go to bodybuilding.com and they have a ton more as well.


    Thanks a mil! will jump at it right away!icon_cool.gif
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    Jan 19, 2011 2:38 PM GMT
    I'm slim myself so I know how you feel. This really isn't good advice but my diet consists of eating whatever I want -- sometimes that's just the way it is if you've got a very high metabolism. Also I never do any exercise or workout and I managed to gain 7 pounds during my first semester lol.

    If you really want to gain proper muscle mass then eat lots of meat and probably hit the gym (?). Don't work out too much if you don't eat enough -- you just won't gain weight! It takes 3500 more calories than you already eat in order to gain a pound: that could be over a week, a month or a year!

    Good luck and happy eating! icon_razz.gif
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    Jan 19, 2011 2:41 PM GMT
    Voice22 saidEAT.

    High Weight, Low Rep.

    EAT MORE.


    They always tell us ectos this. The high weight/low rep part is easy. But telling us to eat more doesn't really work. I had a personal trainer tell me a year ago I was starving myself. That's not true. I eat a whole plate of food every 4 hours, right up until the time I get in bed. I can't eat more than one plate of food, because at that point, shoving more food in my face makes me want to puke. When I am full, I am full and can't eat any more.

    Tell the ectos we will always be ectos and all we can hope for is to get very toned, barring sucking down weight gain shakes or steroids.

    And for god's sakes, whatever you do, don't do cardio. The last thing an ecto needs is a higher metabolism from cardio.
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    Jan 19, 2011 5:19 PM GMT
    FearTheFall said1.92 cm? What are you, a lego person?


    Love it! Attention to detail!
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    Jan 19, 2011 6:36 PM GMT
    If you really know nothing, join bodybuilding.com because that website is majorly fitness without the whole "would you bang the guy above you?" stuff. Use the search function and look at the threads at the top of each category (the "stickies" as they will be called) and there will be some good beginner routines; follow these. If you search that website for a while, you will find a lot on there, even videos showing you how to do various exercises.

    But as a warning, don't post a post like this one on the forum because they will tear you apart and tell you to read the stickies and use the search function. They don't like questions that show you haven't done any research. No one on that site wants to spoon feed you answers. Good luck!
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    Jan 19, 2011 8:00 PM GMT
    KSUOWL saidIf you really know nothing, join bodybuilding.com because that website is majorly fitness without the whole "would you bang the guy above you?" stuff.


    HAHAHA so true!!!

    Hahahahahaa icon_wink.gif
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    Jan 19, 2011 8:11 PM GMT
    FearTheFall said1.92 cm? What are you, a lego person?


    Lmfaoo! =']
  • ursa_minor

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    Jan 19, 2011 8:42 PM GMT
    FearTheFall said1.92 cm? What are you, a lego person?



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    hehe!

    when i began i was always too eager to go to the gym (almost everyday) and kept ignoring that common mistake for beginners.

    besides the training and food, rest is also important
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    Jan 19, 2011 8:45 PM GMT
    FearTheFall said1.92 cm? What are you, a lego person?


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  • MrPapo317

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    Jan 19, 2011 8:58 PM GMT
    Voice22 saidEAT.

    High Weight, Low Rep.

    EAT MORE.

    This. I am in the process of this as well.

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    Jan 19, 2011 11:29 PM GMT
    Go on the "Act Like a 15 y/o Teenage Male" program

    Sleep as much as you can
    Lift as much as you can
    Don't do cardio unless it's part of a sport
    Eat as much as you can
    ...and when I say eat, I mean your grocery bill should triple.

    Gaining muscle is easier when you dumb it down instead of trying to over analyze. And when you see food, eat food - lots of food. You think you can burn though calories now, just wait until you add 20lbs of muscle. If you forget 1 meal, you'll melt fat.

    Other tips:
    Drink milk if you can
    Take a protein shake before bed and upon waking
    Anytime you see protein - eat it.


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    Jan 20, 2011 1:18 AM GMT
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    Voice22 saidEAT.

    High Weight, Low Rep.

    EAT MORE.


    They always tell us ectos this. The high weight/low rep part is easy. But telling us to eat more doesn't really work. I had a personal trainer tell me a year ago I was starving myself. That's not true. I eat a whole plate of food every 4 hours, right up until the time I get in bed. I can't eat more than one plate of food, because at that point, shoving more food in my face makes me want to puke. When I am full, I am full and can't eat any more.


    Every 4 hours is not frequent enough. Instead of stuffing yourself every 4 hours, eat smaller meals every 2 hours. Make it a balanced mix of healthy fats, lean protein, and high-fiber low-glycemic carbs (e.g. whole grains), and drink water throughout the day. All those factors keep your insulin and blood sugar levels stable, which keeps your energy and metabolism up and makes the body more likely to put that nutrition to good use.
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    Jan 20, 2011 1:06 PM GMT
    I understand where the OP is coming from. My only concern when attempting to gain weight is losing definition as I go along. That is, I want to put on some muscle while developing a solid core and eventually a six pack. I am struggling with balancing how much cardio I should be doing considering I don't want to burn too many calories if I am trying to put on weight. Can anyone shed some light on a solution, any tips, or personal experiences?
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    Jan 20, 2011 1:21 PM GMT
    Do you have an iPod or iPhone? There are many workout and weightlifting applications available, some are free. While I haven't found the perfect one ( in their design and function not, not substance), it's a great place to start.
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    Jan 20, 2011 6:44 PM GMT
    Eat, find workout that suits beginner skill, eat.

    High protein, high carb, 500 over your estimated metabolic rate. Go!
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    Jan 20, 2011 7:03 PM GMT
    FearTheFall said1.92 cm? What are you, a lego person?


    icon_lol.gif Ha ha! This had me snorting my drink through my nose
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    Jan 20, 2011 7:19 PM GMT
    1.92 cm? I hope you're talking about your height ;)