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    Jun 29, 2007 2:24 PM GMT
    Hey guys. I've recently started working out and am looking for some advice/critique, etc. I'm 5'8", before starting working out, I weighed 130/135. I've just finished my second week of the work out plan. (I have a Weider 9400 pro- http://harrisburg.sellstufflocal.com/index.asp?Page=5&Category=1&City=1&Adid=173077 )
    I work out mon-fri, 3 sets of about 12 reps for each excercise.
    As of about 5 minutes ago, I weighed in at 144. My main goal is to bulk up, especially in my arms, but also my chest, the goal is to stop being skinny. I dont know how to put pics in the post, but i have some on my profile. the yellow pic was taken a bout a week ago, the stomach pic was about 6 months ago, maybe longer, any questions, just ask.

    ~sorry about how unorganized this is, i have to go to work :-(

    ~mike.
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    Jun 29, 2007 2:26 PM GMT
    also, i forgot to tell you, im using some suppliments.

    ~NO XLPODE (wow!) - before workouts
    ~Weider Weight Gainer - before bed
    ~Weider Muscle Builder - after workout

    I also have some meijer brand creatine laying around, but i figure since its already in NO XPLODE, i dont need or want it.

    ~mike

    happy friday, btw. :-)
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    Jun 29, 2007 5:33 PM GMT
    I am putting 2cents into everything today...any whoo...that is a good start. To bulk up I would lay off the cardio...do a light cardio...like try and keep your heart rate low. Cause your a skinny person anyways...it just burns the "builder" shake your taking. How many exercises are you doing each session? I didn't follow your link but presses and pulls along with squats are real good block builders for your body if your just starting out. After a few weeks I would increase the weights...aim for a 6-8 rep range. Lift big to get big...do that for a few more weeks then cycle on to a different rep range...I do or did...4-6. That was when I was able to bench 330...ya...several supersizes later...ughhh how depressing...oh but ya have fun.
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    Jun 29, 2007 5:53 PM GMT
    One of the most important issues for us "hardgainers" is eating. Supplements are wonderful but they are called supplements for a reason: they need to be supplementing a huge daily diet of whole foods every day to promote muscle growth. If you're winging it or just eating when you're hungry or you simply *think* you're eating enough, you're guaranteed to be not consuming nearly enough calories. I need 3700 - 4000 calories per day to achieve substantial muscle gains. You should start keeping a food diary - start keeping track of your caloric and macronutrient intake (protein, carbs, fat). Use a program online to determine how many calories you need to increase size. Start planning and shopping. It's daunting at first - the first week is the hardest - but you quickly discover ways to make it less time and energy consuming. And it gives you an amazing feeling of accomplishment.
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    Jun 30, 2007 1:39 AM GMT
    thanks guys. ya, i definitely have a problem with eating enough. however, i think im off to a good start, at the very least my abs have disapeared and some pudge has replaced it. i guess im eating enough, just not the right stuff. it seems to be working tho. ive gained, what? 14lbs... anyway, as ive heard u cant gain muscle without fat, its no biggie. i wouldnt mind a belly anyway. its fun not being skinny.

    pace (pa chay)
    ~mike.
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    Jul 03, 2007 3:13 AM GMT
    hey guys... so i got the tape measure out today.

    ive got a 3o inch waist (from 28)

    35 inch chest

    and 12" arms (flexed, circumference)

    about these arms, where does 12" rate? give me some feedback!
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    Jul 06, 2007 2:42 PM GMT
    12??
    its ok for a skinny guy but i dun think it would show that you go to gym with muscle that size.
    this is my opinion though...