for skinny guys, does it feel weird when you feel your muscles getting bigger?

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    Apr 27, 2014 7:28 PM GMT
    as title.
    back when you were skinny and consistently working out and slowly putting on muscles, does it feel weird when you can feel it getting bigger yourself?
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    Apr 27, 2014 7:31 PM GMT
    leafgreen saidas title.
    back when you were skinny and consistently working out and slowly putting on muscles, does it feel weird when you can feel it getting bigger yourself?


    sometimes im not sure if all threads by default get posted to "All Things Gay", or I have too many tabs open and it gets to the wrong board.
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    Apr 27, 2014 7:36 PM GMT
    Before I did yoga? Yeah, sometimes it would. Because when I managed to get a little bulk, sometimes it would effect my flexibility. And -that- felt weird. Well that, and when my clothes started fitting differently.

    Now that I do yoga, though, I don't have the flexibility issue as much.

    Then again, I've never really **bulked up** enough to be like... weight lifter looking or anything because I can't seem to put on enough weight for it and it's never really been a goal of mine, so that could change the perspective a bit.
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    Apr 27, 2014 7:36 PM GMT
    You really don't notice it. It's not like you wake up one day and look like a demi-God. Progress is slow and gradual. You'll get to a point where you recognize (provided you are confident in your gains) that you look better and feel better. But it's usually never enough - theres always a skinny kid inside. icon_razz.gif
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    Apr 27, 2014 8:43 PM GMT
    I know that at least five to six times a day I have a sensation of a muscle or two getting bigger but I've grown used to it and it no longer startles me...
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    Apr 27, 2014 8:50 PM GMT
    I don't know if my muscles are getting bigger because for the most they hurt like hell - at least in my arms anyways.
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    Apr 27, 2014 8:55 PM GMT
    it felt a bit odd at first. its just a new sensation is all. you will get used to it as time goes by.
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    Apr 27, 2014 9:43 PM GMT
    Not really. When I went from 135 to 150/160 I barely noticed. It's not a huge increase, but it's not much a feeling weird thing, as it is like an excited curiosity. It's like getting to know a new body.
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    Apr 27, 2014 10:38 PM GMT
    I'm also a hard gainer. When I first started working out, the pain took a long time to heal but it heals more and more quickly each time.

    It does feel great though. You feel the difference. I remember putting on an old t-shirt I hadn't worn for a while. That shirt felt tighter around the chest area and the arms. I love that feeling.

    I'm still a long, long way to my goal. Only 145 lbs now but it's a good progress considering I was at 120 lbs for years and years. icon_razz.gif
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    Apr 27, 2014 10:43 PM GMT
    It is a great feeling. It is a rush being honest
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    Apr 27, 2014 10:44 PM GMT
    I thought it felt weird when shirts started feeling different. I mostly noticed how the back of my shirt started to feel tighter, like around my lats. Definitely a good weird, though, ha ha.
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    Apr 27, 2014 10:50 PM GMT
    Right After chest day I sometimes have the weird sensation of boobs as i run downstairs.icon_lol.gif
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    Apr 27, 2014 11:02 PM GMT
    I feel happy when I see myself getting bigger!
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    Apr 27, 2014 11:39 PM GMT
    Noob_Gingrich saidI thought it felt weird when shirts started feeling different. I mostly noticed how the back of my shirt started to feel tighter, like around my lats. Definitely a good weird, though, ha ha.


    Yes, agree.icon_razz.gif
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    Apr 27, 2014 11:46 PM GMT
    No, it's weird however, how you can lose muscle mass within a month of inactivity.

    We've got very unstable bodies thanks to our (or mine at least) hyperactive metabolism.
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    Apr 28, 2014 12:22 AM GMT
    Sometimes it feels cool to get an exceptional pump and feel my muscles sitting heavier and moving differently on my body. Otherwise, my muscles only got noticeably bigger when I filled out in my early 20's, before I ever went to the gym.
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    Apr 28, 2014 12:54 AM GMT
    Yeah, my lumps are growing. But, the bathroom scale trending upward is distracting despite my diet. If it weren't for hydrostatic body comp testing, I'd be freaking out.

    But, the hot new trainer is paying off. icon_cool.gif
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    Apr 28, 2014 1:00 AM GMT
    leafgreen saidas title.
    back when you were skinny and consistently working out and slowly putting on muscles, does it feel weird when you can feel it getting bigger yourself?


    It's more like getting up in the morning and looking in the mirror like "shit", it took a few years for me to get to that point.

    Body perception is very tricky. A lot of people will tell you to "go off the mirror" but I don't think that works for most people.

    I take measurements periodically and consistently. That helped me in the beginning and it helps ground me when I start thinking I'm not gaining.

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    Apr 28, 2014 1:00 AM GMT
    im making this thread because in some clothes, I feel like im getting bigger or getting tighter, but im not sure if i am getting bigger or the clothes got smaller from some washes lol.

    but yeah, the clothes effect, and sometimes seeing yourself naked, idk.
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    Apr 28, 2014 1:44 AM GMT
    leafgreen saidim making this thread because in some clothes, I feel like im getting bigger or getting tighter, but im not sure if i am getting bigger or the clothes got smaller from some washes lol.

    but yeah, the clothes effect, and sometimes seeing yourself naked, idk.


    clothing should only shrink after the first wash. if your clothing is getting tighter then it is probably you getting larger with muscle growth. dont worry about it right now. just focus on working out and staying safe in your workouts.
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    Apr 28, 2014 2:44 AM GMT
    I dont know if its feeling wierd.. but its def. feeling awesome. but longgg way til my goal weight.
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    Apr 28, 2014 3:13 AM GMT
    stop touching yourself and it won't feel weird
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    Apr 28, 2014 4:43 AM GMT
    I've always wondered this haha. Do guys who are ripped AF feel like they are ripped AF? Does being buff make you feel buff? These are the questions I ask myself as I stroke myself...
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    Apr 28, 2014 5:07 AM GMT
    It feels weird when parts of your body start wiggling, or twitching, that you didn't even realize that you had.

    It feels really bad when they cramp up at odd times. One time I was wedged into a row of tiny movie theater seats with some friends when I suddenly got massive pec cramps. They thought I was having a heart attack or something. icon_redface.gif
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    Apr 28, 2014 5:41 AM GMT
    Going from an 85 pound adult to my current weight of 170, I probably know a thing or two about going from skinny to muscular. No, the body doesn't feel weird, but mentally and physically, your body feels awesome and add that with how people treat you with all the new attention you start to get even from strangers telling you how big or buff you are, or that they want to worship your muscles...ok maybe going a lil TMI now.