Need help with exercise routine!

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    Jul 06, 2011 2:53 AM GMT
    I'm 19, 6' and weigh only 135 lbs. I am sick and tired of being the skinny kid and would love to put on some weight. I don't want to get super ripped or anything like that, I just want to be a decent weight with a well-toned body, my ideal weight being 160-170. Can anyone help? It'd be great if I can gain the weight within the next 3-6 months.

    Please help!

    Thanks,

    Mike
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    Jul 06, 2011 3:25 PM GMT
    Hi there,Mike,
    I assume you`re not doing any exercise now?So the main thing to start with is to go gently,say three sessions a week (combined) of cardio and weight training,and then gradually build up as you get fitter and stronger.Walking,running,swimming,cycling,rowing are all good cardio workouts.Add in some light weight training to tone and build muscle.Do no more than 30 minutes to begin with,then step up.Always do warm ups and cool downs before and after exercise.
    To gain weight up to your ideal,you just need to eat more calories a day.You need this as you are pretty light for your height anyway.There`s probably good advice on your precise calorie needs on Realjock.Try to eat a diet of unrefined carbohydrate,lean protein,cut down on the fats(especially saturated animal types)lots of fruit and vegetables,etc.And eat regularly and frequently,don`t starve,then binge with food.
    Make sure you take plenty of fluid,water is pretty good,and rest between workouts.
    A gym would give you more individual advice and workout companions if you need them,etc.
    Stick with your training.Consistency counts!Doing something regularly,even if light, will be much better than going mad once in a while.Be patient and you`ll soon see improvements.
    All the best with your training!
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    Jul 06, 2011 3:39 PM GMT
    mikes123 saidI'm 19, 6' and weigh only 135 lbs. I am sick and tired of being the skinny kid and would love to put on some weight. I don't want to get super ripped or anything like that, I just want to be a decent weight with a well-toned body, my ideal weight being 160-170. Can anyone help? It'd be great if I can gain the weight within the next 3-6 months.

    Please help!

    Thanks,

    Mike



    Just my opinion, but I think your goal of gaining 30-40 pounds in the next 3-6 months is unrealistic if you expect to have a well-toned body. You could gain that much in body fat, but I don't think you'll like the results. A combination of lots of clean eating and a good muscle-building workout routine is your best bet -- and expect it to be a long, steady war, not a short battle. At 19, that shouldn't be a problem for you. Good luck!!