Workout tips for getting bigger?

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    Feb 08, 2013 12:11 AM GMT

    I'm trying to bulk up and gain some mass.. but i'm conflicted about eating more. I don't normally have a very large appetite so I find that I don't often eat enough to bulk up. The other issue is that I have a hard time eating a lot of food without being consumed with guilt and regret. I'm a former fat kid, so I end up worrying that I'll gain all that weight back and hate my body.

    I've been failry lean for a while now and would like to tone up. I'd like to get more mass, but if I don't get too big and can just tighten up a bit I'd be happy with that too. I'd mostly like to be broader up top, bigger arms and flat stomach.

    Anyone have any suggestions for me with regards to some of the more effective exercises I should be doing and the foods/suplements I should be taking?

    Thanks in advance fellas icon_smile.gif
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    Feb 08, 2013 1:28 AM GMT
    You don't need to get any bigger. You only need to get in my bed. icon_biggrin.gif
  • mmnt

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    Feb 08, 2013 1:57 AM GMT
    I feel the same way too that I'm struggling to get a few more pounds; it's very challenging since my body just doesn't take more than I can eat. I eat enough though but may not enough calories I bet.

    To the point that I just eat what I can, force myself sometimes but not crazy about it. I've just started taking casein before bed about a week but I feel like I have indigestion from the night before when I wake up so I take less (1/2 scoop with milk). I usually let my gut rest late at night so hopefully it would get use to the new diet (casein) late night.

    Also, I cut back on cardio but not completely avoid cardio. This helps to keep your abs in check.
  • cmatador

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    Feb 08, 2013 2:03 AM GMT
    Decrease cardio. Mass gainers/s proteins. More squats. I ve hit a plateau at 165 unfortunately.
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    Feb 08, 2013 2:17 AM GMT
    cmatador saidDecrease cardio. Mass gainers/s proteins. More squats. I ve hit a plateau at 165 unfortunately.
    If i looked like you, I'd plateau at 165 jizzes in the mirror per day.
  • tanlines

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    Feb 08, 2013 2:18 AM GMT
    paulflexes saidYou don't need to get any bigger. You only need to get in my bed. icon_biggrin.gif


    I second that comment.
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    Feb 08, 2013 2:25 AM GMT
    You could always do steroids.
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    Feb 08, 2013 2:41 AM GMT
    I've been extremely conflicted about eating more too and have worked out a few years now without gaining much mass. Recently I finally gave in and decided to try a high calorie diet and the results are amazing. I'm bulking up like never before. I feel stronger and look bigger. I'm loving my progress. I seem to be shedding fat too in the process which seems totally contradictory to what i use to fear. I can't get myself to eat a lot of food too so I decided to try a different approach. I snack on cashew nuts pretty much all day along with my meals. So my excess calories are mainly coming from protein and unsaturated fat. not sure if it'll work for you but it's doing wonders for me.

    Also i second the comment...you should just workout in my bed instead...i'm sure we'll both get bigger ;) icon_twisted.gif
  • MidwesternKid

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    Feb 08, 2013 2:51 AM GMT
    paulflexes saidYou don't need to get any bigger. You only need to get in my bed. icon_biggrin.gif


    You can then stop by my place afterwards. :-)
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    Feb 08, 2013 11:41 AM GMT
    cmatador saidDecrease cardio. Mass gainers/s proteins. More squats. I ve hit a plateau at 165 unfortunately.


    Decreasing cardio, unless you're doing hours of it, is generally a bad idea. By doing cardio, especially HIIT, you increase your cardiac threshold, and vascularization, burn fat, and, with HIIT you also preserve your lean muscle mass, typically, without all the impact of things like running.

    You'll be able to train harder, and longer, if you are in better cardiovascular condition.

    The equation is very simple, and comes up every few days, literally.

    Here it is:
    1. If you eat more calories than you consume, you'll gain.
    2. If you eat few calories than you consume, you'll loose.

    If you're looking for size / mass, make sure you understand sarcoplasmic hypertrophy.
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    Feb 08, 2013 11:45 AM GMT
    Here`s the simple answer : Eat more. Lift heavier. Period.

    If you do not force your body to change...it just won`t. You have to give it a reason to become bigger. Put it under stress.

    What you eat is the key. Everybody has a different metabolism. You would know what makes you bloated and lethargic. Stay away from that. Whatever makes you feel energetic and filled. Have more of that.
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    Feb 08, 2013 11:46 AM GMT
    MrPerfect7592 saidYou could always do steroids.


    Steroids are those hormones that are solubles in lipids. Examples include testosterone, estrogen, and cortisone, all in different classes. With the exception of trenbolone, the same rules apply for mass / weight gains with AAS. You have to eat and train.

    When you train with high intensity, your testosterone levels drop to near zero. Hence, the attraction of AAS.

    After the age of around 28, your endogenous testosterone plummets, in a guy, and your estrogen creeps up in the ratio. That's why you see HRT regimens that are hugely popular in not just making folks feel and look good, but, preventing a long list of diseases of aging, and allowing athletes to remain active well into their 70's, or even 80's. In the sickest of the sick...HIV, burns, cancer...test levels above 1000 REMARKABLY improve the quality of life for those who are sick. AAS promote strong sense of well being and are some of the best anti-depressants around. If you're feeling run down, and dragging, odds are good that you may have low T.

    AAS are here to stay because they WORK, and slow the again process to a crawl.

    Again, for the ignorant here, AAS don't do the work, nor put the calories in to make you grow. They help you recover, allow you to train at a much higher level, on an ongoing basis, and they support lean muscle mass, but, they aren't magic. With some AAS, like trenbolone, nutrition partitioning is improved by nearly 30%, so, you can eat less, and make gains. Fina / Tren is used in nearly 100% of beef production domesticly, not just because it improves the quality of meat, but, because it lowers feed costs by nearly 30% and that means you don't have to pay $8.00# for lean beef. (My dad was a rancher for many years, and I'm well acquainted with agribusiness.)
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    Feb 08, 2013 11:59 AM GMT
    SA_Muscle saidHere`s the simple answer : Eat more. Lift heavier. Period.

    If you do not force your body to change...it just won`t. You have to give it a reason to become bigger. Put it under stress.

    What you eat is the key. Everybody has a different metabolism. You would know what makes you bloated and lethargic. Stay away from that. Whatever makes you feel energetic and filled. Have more of that.


    Lifting heavier is not indicated for size (sarcoplasmic hypertrophy). Volume and calories are indicated for size.

    You need to study the difference between muscular hypertrophy (essentially the electrical ability of the nerve to fire, the fibers in the muscle to latch and pull / push a weight) and sarcoplasmic hypertrophy (an enlargement of the fascia of the muscle filled in with muscle and more of a function of local muscular endurance.)

    To be big, you need calories, volume, and mid to high reps, with only occasional heavy (3 to 6 rep) for some nueromotor / CNS conditioning.

    You get big by enlarging the fascia around the muscle. You may be strong, too, but, you're bigger because you're made the hotdog casing larger.

    If you're not chemically enhanced, you have to be very careful not to over train. To understand this, go to YouTube, and watch Nat Geo's "The Science of Steroids" which speaks about The Human Machine (another series of that same name, FYI).
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    Feb 08, 2013 12:08 PM GMT
    I wouldn`t suggest steroid use at all. For anyone.
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    Feb 08, 2013 4:33 PM GMT
    SA_Muscle saidI wouldn`t suggest steroid use at all. For anyone.


    HRT is s a largely accepted, and widely successful, therapy, that many have benefited from.
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    Feb 13, 2013 7:42 AM GMT

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