So... I've decided I wanna bulk up, but I actually have no clue what so ever! Anyone care to give some advice?

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    Oct 25, 2011 11:24 AM GMT
    So... It took awhile, but I feel like I have complete control over my weight now. So I thought, hey, why not bulk up? Of course there is no gym where I live so I went and brought dumbbells... Only problem? I have no clue how to use them, and everything I've researched so far is conflicting... So how does one put muscle on? From what I've read... Just eat lots of shit to get fat then lift like crazy, but after doing two sets of 15 everyday my arms are way too sore to continue... So what am I doing wrong? Also, do I have to work on different muscle groups? Or can I just concentrate on my arms? I'd be grateful for any help, as I don't wanna feel like I've wasted money on these things.
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    Oct 25, 2011 11:34 AM GMT
    However I don't wanna put on weight whilst putting on muscle? And I don't mean MUSCLES! I just mean toned... Haha.
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    Oct 25, 2011 1:42 PM GMT
    Shit loads of reps.
    Also no matter how much you tighten your muscles, if you don't uncover them of the fat then you're wasting your time. CARDIO AND DIET icon_smile.gif
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    Oct 25, 2011 1:48 PM GMT
    Kristoff saidHowever I don't wanna put on weight whilst putting on muscle? And I don't mean MUSCLES! I just mean toned... Haha.



    For tone without bulk, more reps with lighter weight.

    But like weisumin said... it's all about what you eat. You need to research, then commit. If you're working out and not eating properly, you're pretty much wasting you time.

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    Oct 25, 2011 4:20 PM GMT
    weisumin saidShit loads of reps.

    Not if you want to bulk up!

    Look up a standard 5x5, eat right and you will see results.
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    Oct 25, 2011 4:45 PM GMT
    Your doing the same exercises each day? You need to alternate days. You can do a full body workout every other day, or you can divide up your muscle groups to workout different areas on different days. Your muscles need a rest period to regrow and become stronger, which will add bulk over time.
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    Oct 26, 2011 4:48 AM GMT
    First off, congrats on making the first step in a thousand mile journey to put on some muscle. I know that I did the exact same thing when I was 13 or 14 (keep in mind that I'm 19 now).

    So here are the basic fundamentals:
    -There are categories of bulking- there's clean bulking, and then there's also dirty bulking. The more fat you put on, the dirtier the bulk. That's a good way to put it.
    -In order to bulk, you have to eat big to get big. As a general rule of thumb, take your body weight in kilos, multiply it by 2.2, then by another 20 to get how many kilocalories you need. You are what you eat. You want to be a creampuff? Eat creampuffs. You want to be like the Aussie ruggers on tv? Meat. (insert fellatio joke here)
    -If you're getting tired, you're doing it right. If you- let's say- do concentration curls and go 2x15, then that's fine, since you're just starting out. Just switch hands and make sure that your other biceps get worked.
    -Eventually you're going to have to work all parts of your body- abs, chest, shoulders, back, glutes, legs, calves. All of which, luckily, can be worked with the dumbbell.
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    Oct 26, 2011 4:53 AM GMT
    Chuckystud is back on RJ. You should contact him.
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    Oct 26, 2011 5:30 AM GMT
    Cash saidChuckystud is back on RJ. You should contact him.



    No need,, , EAT