Gaining muscle!

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    Oct 05, 2008 4:45 AM GMT
    Should I just follow the plan on here? I struggle SO much to gain muscle.
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    Oct 05, 2008 6:59 AM GMT
    Eat, eat, and eat. That's the best advice I can give you...

    Lift hard when you do. I'm getting great results only lifting three times a week now, with cardio only once a week. I'd suggest following the strength building plan on here, but only doing cardio on day two.

    If you're like me it's going to take some time before you really see anything happen, though.
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    Oct 05, 2008 9:22 AM GMT
    Gwgtrunks said...I'm getting great results...


    Pictures! Pictures! Pictures!

    Shirtless!

    Naked!

    In a wading pool full of chocolate pudding!

    With a three-legged...

    ...


    Sorry, drugs are kicking in now.

    Must.

    Stop.

    Typing.


    ...


    But I stand by the pic request!

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    Oct 05, 2008 2:59 PM GMT
    there's a lot of posts about this in various other threads, but here's a few things to remember:

    1) eat like you've never eaten before: nutrition is 60% of working out. learn to eat properly for your body type. If you are an ectomorph, eat lots of pasta and bread. you'll burn it off anyways. Try a peanut butter and jelly sandwich right before bed - it has helped me. You burn less calories when you sleep and the PBJ sandwich will help keep some of the nutrition on your bones.


    2) take advantage of protein shakes - not every meal but one a day will help. Make them with milk - not water. The milk will help gain weight.


    3) if you smoke - STOP!!! Suppresses the appetite and inhibits blood flow - both of which you'll need to get bigger. It never ceases to amaze me how many people trying to gain weight smoke. I quit recently (again) and here comes the weight!


    4) if you drink lots of coffee - wean yourself down to one cup a day - it sparks the metabolism


    5) work out HARD! heavy weights, low to mid reps - try the muscle building workout program here - it has helped me. I've gained over 10 lbs in the past 6 weeks in my never ending quest to get bigger!


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    Oct 05, 2008 3:07 PM GMT
    iguana wrote:
    "Pictures! Pictures! Pictures!

    Shirtless!

    Naked!

    In a wading pool full of chocolate pudding!

    With a three-legged..."

    Now i know what milehigh meant about the creepy oldsters...
    (still, i would add something constructive, but i'm over 30, so why bother ...)
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    Oct 05, 2008 5:08 PM GMT
    shoelessj said

    Now i know what milehigh meant about the creepy oldsters...
    (still, i would add something constructive, but i'm over 30, so why bother ...)


    I am never going to live this down am I? icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Oct 05, 2008 11:22 PM GMT
    Tom_milehigh said
    shoelessj said

    Now i know what milehigh meant about the creepy oldsters...
    (still, i would add something constructive, but i'm over 30, so why bother ...)


    I am never going to live this down am I? icon_rolleyes.gif


    I don't know what I missed, but my short answer would be no.
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    Oct 05, 2008 11:25 PM GMT
    Tom_milehigh said
    shoelessj said

    Now i know what milehigh meant about the creepy oldsters...
    (still, i would add something constructive, but i'm over 30, so why bother ...)


    I am never going to live this down am I? icon_rolleyes.gif


    I like to be optimistic, but I figure you will always be known as that guy who gets creeped out by older guys.
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    Oct 06, 2008 2:46 AM GMT
    Tom_milehigh saidI am never going to live this down am I? icon_rolleyes.gif


    LOL, I've been in your shoes. Like the time I was negotiating a salary offer for a new senior researcher and mistakenly mailed the offer to everyone in my lab.

    Then months later, did it again with another new hire.

    And, like you, I will NEVER live that one down.

    I think you're going to have to have sex on cam with some of the creepy oldsters here to change the subject. Kind of like canceling a presidential campaign to rush to Washington to help rescue the nation from financial crisis or something.

    FYI, I am creepy. And I'm an oldster. But I'm so not a creepy oldster. I'm creepy for sooo many more interesting reasons than my age. Give me some credit for creative creepy is all I'm asking.

    Well, I'm also asking to pick your scab with a toenail I found on the sidewalk this morning, but that's neither here nor there.

    Creeplily,

    K
  • shoelessj

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    Oct 06, 2008 4:01 PM GMT
    the creepiest thing about iguana is how creepy ripped his back is! i am such a wuss when it comes to working out my back/core.

    and milehigh tom, please take my comment as a sort of virtual noogie [guess you'll have to like, wikipedia that, kiddo], not meant with any maliciousness. we've all been there...i remember when i was in my 20s, guys who i thought were creepy old men just getting way too touchy/creepy with me at bars or on the street or via the Internet [oh wait, that still happens sometimes...], so anyone who's making nasty comments about what you've said previously should just think back to when they were young[er].

    You might learn a thing or two from the old men if you're open to listening, but you don't have to lower your standards.As for looking at profiles, though, most of the time if i read something someone has written and am intrigued by it somehow, i will click on the guy's profile to get an idea of who he is. I don't know if that is creepy, but i'm guessing as a decent looking younger guy you probably get your share of creepy messages from guys here and there and well, i'd just ignore those.
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    Oct 06, 2008 4:04 PM GMT
    btw, i second growingmusc's advice here [returning to the original question]. eat, but pay attention to what it is you're eating. his lifting advice sounds right on, too.