Muscle Growth Timeline

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    Jun 01, 2013 6:30 PM GMT

    After training hard since late January I've finally noticed muscle growth for my shoulders and a slight definition on my chest icon_biggrin.gif

    I'm trying hard now to get my arms bigger and other body areas.

    What was the timeline like for you when you began to notice visible growth??

    My mate told me height is a factor for when you'll see growth the taller you are the greater distance for your muscles to contract.icon_question.gif Dunno how true that is...


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    Jun 01, 2013 6:58 PM GMT
    I first started working out in college. It took me a while to notice results. Mainly, because I was going on my own. No trainer. And just a few bodybuilding books. So lots of trial and error.

    After about 4 months of training, I could feel the difference. My muscles were firmer. But I was still a little flabby looking. I think it took me another 6 months of correcting my form and routine, until I started to look muscular. Then after I learned more about nutrition, I started to shed the fat and my muscles were more defined/visible.

    So my advice is to be patient. Everyone's body reacts differently to exercise. Some develop faster and some slower.
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    Jun 02, 2013 4:42 PM GMT
    xrichx saidI first started working out in college. It took me a while to notice results. Mainly, because I was going on my own. No trainer. And just a few bodybuilding books. So lots of trial and error.

    After about 4 months of training, I could feel the difference. My muscles were firmer. But I was still a little flabby looking. I think it took me another 6 months of correcting my form and routine, until I started to look muscular. Then after I learned more about nutrition, I started to shed the fat and my muscles were more defined/visible.

    So my advice is to be patient. Everyone's body reacts differently to exercise. Some develop faster and some slower.


    Cheers for you input, very true everyone's body is different. I'm not gonna sweat over but just work hard. icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Jun 02, 2013 4:50 PM GMT
    And remember -- progress that is slow is still progress. Slow and steady marks true progress.

    Remember, too, that diet and nutrition are 80-85% of the endeavor.
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    Jun 02, 2013 5:02 PM GMT
    mileshelvetica saidAnd remember -- progress that is slow is still progress. Slow and steady marks true progress.

    Remember, too, that diet and nutrition are 80-85% of the endeavor.


    And getting good, consistent rest (sleep).


    As for the tall/short people and their rate of development --- there are several factors that go into this, but very broadly speaking, shorter guys tend to show muscle mass a bit more easily than taller guys.

    And they will generally be able to clear heavier weights (particularly in powerlifting/compound movement) as they have a corresponding shorter distance to pull/push the weight.

    But once the taller guys fill out, it is just as impressive - and in more absolute terms, they will likely be stronger in order to move the same weights a greater distance (more work being done).
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    Jun 02, 2013 5:16 PM GMT
    mileshelvetica saidAnd remember -- progress that is slow is still progress. Slow and steady marks true progress.

    Remember, too, that diet and nutrition are 80-85% of the endeavor.


    Cheers, I do find the diet bit hard. I only eat chicken and it can be boring. I'm gonna look at altering my diet a bit. icon_biggrin.gif