Alpha MuscleDude, dont listen to Guy101... he is a knowitall... I have trained guys like you for years. I was a nationally ranked strength athlete and held 4 national records. Guy101 is just a guy with a lot of talk and opinions and no substance. He disagrees with every post on put on Realjock, regardless of the subject. Let me ask you candidly,... look at him and look at me... who knows more about muscle building?
I told you to go to the "big" guy because you stated in your original post that you wanted more muscle... the big guy is the guy who HAS muscle. And you will find that those guys very, very, very often started as very skinny guys or very overweight guys. They are connected to your struggle and that is a reason they will help you. You can hire a personal trainer, or you can educate yourself. "Give a man a fish and eats for a day, teach a man to fish and eats for a lifetime." - You took responsiblity for your own weight loss.... take responsiblity for this as well... learn what you can and apply it. I have seen lots and lot of really bad personal trainers. If you find a good one who knows what he is doing, then hire him to help teach you form and routines.
You are obviously smart and self-motivated. I dont back down from any of my previous advice.
Guy101 has had issues with me from the moment we connected... he is the only guy I have blocked on all of Realjock. You can take his advice and that is fine. I am done here. If you want my advice, shoot me a message and we can talk privately whenever you want. Either way... I am pulling for you, man!
WOW! So it's ok for him to listen to you but not to me. That hilarious. I don't and never have claimed to be a know it all but I do know enough. There's a difference and I'm sorry if you are intimidated by my confidence. I find your post even more hilarious because you know absolutely NOTHING ABOUT ME and haven't made any attempt to do so and for you to just come out of nowhere and tell someone not to listen to me based off of just your accomplishments and to compare yourself to me when you don't even know what I look like or what I've done is just sad. That's very untactful and a total rookie move. Yes, candidlly please do ask yourself who knows more about muscle based off of appearance since no one on here knows what I currently look like. Sound advice, Alpha. Bravo.
I thought I was being nice but I guess I'll have to go the "real route" now.
You said you are a trainer, Alpha_Muscle, and yet you just gave the OP some shoty advice. Let's break it down. You basically told him to go read a magazine and to just ask random strangers in the gym based off of appearance and attitude (The badass). Really? There's no direction in that advice. Logic would dictate that you'd tell him to speak to someone who can actually help him like say maybe a trainer who will give him what he needs instead of relying on the good graces of some random person in the gym who merely looks big. Yeah...you gave him some solid advice alright." Read a magazine. Stay away from "WANNABES" and talk to "BAD ASSES". Last time I checked anyone who goes to the gym or engages in fitness of any kind is a wannabe as in they wanna be better than what they are now. But hey...I'm just a know it all (your words, not mine) so what do i know. LOL.
Correction. YOU have issues with me which is why you blocked me (not the other way around) because I called you out (like I'm doing now) and you couldn't handle it so let's just get that straight. Let me also correct you in saying that we've never connected (again, you've never really spoken to me and are just going pot thread comments...typical rookie move there) and I don't disagree with every post I decide to comment on. Shows how much attention you pay to me. Quite interesting really.
If you bothered being an adult had the ability to read you'd see that I did say you give some good advice but had some flaws but you seem clouded by your own personal hatred of me to see that. Whatever I guess.
Since you have me blocked/ignored and since I'm the only one you did this to (had to make a thread about that too for some reason. Was it for validation?) then I guess you'll never see this post. Also what does telling him you have me blocked and being the only one that you've blocked prove? ABSOLUTELY NOTHING but once again someone felt the need to validate himself by saying such a thing.
Meh! The world keeps on turning and the sun keeps on burning.
OP, I would suggest you go and find a personal trainer who is gonna meet your needs and push you further than what you expected. Find a trainer who will work with you in developing a routine that suits you best for what you need and want to accomplish with your body. You have some homework to do because not every trainer is gonna be suited for you. Don't go for the flashy ones who just boast about training people for years and have competed and have just ranked (Ranked as what?) Get one with some some cred and one you feel comfortable with. Simple as that. Also don't just rely on them. Believe in yourself and your abilities to get over that hill and you should be fine.
Unlike some people I'm not gonna tell you who you should or shouldn't listen to. That's a decision best left for you to decide. I wish you the best in quest.