How long did it take to achieve your current muscle physique?

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    Feb 12, 2011 10:51 PM GMT
    Whaddup people? Wondering how long did it take for you to get your muscled as body?

    I started scrawny, I have to say it takes me about a year to put a bit of muscle on my frame but that's becoz of my body type. This year i am goin hard out. Share your experience. Everybody started from somewhere and up to a certain point, they manage to build an impressive physique. Fire away mate. icon_cool.gif
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    Feb 13, 2011 12:59 AM GMT
    I'm still working on getting it!!! icon_lol.gif
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    Feb 13, 2011 1:01 AM GMT
    very long time, ha. However, it does come.
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    Feb 13, 2011 1:08 AM GMT
    Still working on it for sure. But in a little over a year I went from scrawny 6' and 160lbs to now still 6' and almost 200lbs. Granted, I have a little more fat now thanks to the winter, but I am about to start cutting that off in a few weeks.
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    Feb 13, 2011 1:13 AM GMT
    Out of college as athletic with a little extra fat on the belly.

    Seriously about it since Last Sept 2010 so 6 Month and it`s getting there icon_twisted.gif


    A buddy was talking about custom tailored shirt for work, I was jking around said poor guys like me will just buy a shirt and tailor my body to the shirt icon_razz.gif
  • Syphon

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    Feb 13, 2011 1:15 AM GMT
    Well, I gained about 20lbs within my first year of lifting, but my metabolism is stupid fast and I can't afford to eat 4000 calories a day so I'm pretty well stuck at this weight for now.
  • offshore

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    Feb 13, 2011 1:18 AM GMT
    About 6, 7 years - it's harder to maintain than to gain! And of course it's an ongoing project.
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    Feb 13, 2011 1:18 AM GMT
    Since August 2010. I think I still need until the end of this year. its such a slow progress.
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    Feb 13, 2011 2:19 AM GMT
    To embarrassed to say... but I did once top the scale at 250+ #'s
  • kencarson

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    Feb 13, 2011 2:25 AM GMT
    Off and on for 10 years.
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    Feb 13, 2011 2:40 AM GMT
    offshore saidAbout 6, 7 years - it's harder to maintain than to gain! And of course it's an ongoing project.


    IMO the most realistic answer so far!

    Men's Health inspired people think you get it in 3 months or a year -- ha! icon_lol.gif
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    Feb 13, 2011 4:41 AM GMT
    First time around at about 40 years old (undated pics) - 5 months.

    Second time around (now) at about 50 after several years of illness (dated pics) - 1 year (if you subtract a six month enforced layoff). Though again most progress was made within the first 5 months.
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    Feb 13, 2011 5:00 AM GMT
    This is a tough question to answer as it involves so many factors.

    I was really active in high school (I played football and rugby) so I was quite fit by the end of it. I wasn't as active in my undergrad but I still hit the gym every so often and played intermural sports.

    My current set of physical training has occured over the past year and a half. My activities generally involve weights 3 times a week and then sports 2 or 3 times a week. That being said, I also have been eating better over the past couple of years and I think that helps a lot.

    So in short, it took me 1 and a bit years to get where I am now using my current program BUT keep in mind that I've tried to stay active ever since the start of high school (9 years ago) so don't expect changes to happen overnight despite what magazines try to tell you.
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    Feb 13, 2011 7:21 AM GMT
    great response guys! it's reality ae. u got so many sites targeting people that thought they can actually put on muscle in a matter of weeks which i find it a little hard to believe. to a very lucky few, yeah, might work out but to be honest, the majority puts on the hard work. endless sweat and muscle-ache is the way to build the impressive version of ourself!! muscle buff. keep it coming mates!!
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    Feb 13, 2011 7:24 AM GMT
    5 Years, but I'm still working on it.

    Yes- I started when I was 13-14.
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    Feb 13, 2011 8:09 AM GMT
    really depends, its been off and on, and now its been stable and maintaining it, even tho its hard to maintain especially with diet and avoiding plateaus.....but always think long term with fitness, short term is achievable but you go back to being out of shape easily, especially for the peeps that only want to be ready for the summer, or be bitch ready, i meant beach ready!! icon_razz.gificon_razz.gif
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    Feb 13, 2011 8:24 AM GMT
    Th means prob another year for me to start looking even fit icon_sad.gif