building muscle but with good endurance


  • Jan 12, 2015 11:03 PM GMT
    hey there fellow gays, im trying to build muscle but with good muscular endurance so its a bit more functional.
    what im trying to do get is more aesthetic bodybuilder look ,
    cos well im skinny and struggle to lift heavier, as my joints are hyper flexible and dont have much stability.

    i also have very bad lungs - the vo2 capcity is low , not surprising as its genetic from my mothers side.

    i was thinking to incorporate a training system with lots of compound movements lots of cables and split days about 4 days a week with swimming or HIT training.

    tell me what you guys think
  • MikemikeMike

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    Jan 13, 2015 8:21 AM GMT
    Try to find a salt water pool. The chlorine will def not help your lungs.
    What cardio have you tried?

  • Jan 13, 2015 12:23 PM GMT
    cardio wise in the gym ........
    mainly treadmill , cycling and crosstrainer

  • Jan 13, 2015 12:29 PM GMT
    the reason i suggested swimming is my physiotherapist suggested plus i wanna learn how to surf ( I am an awful swimmer)
    i figured the swimming will help breath control

    time to time i may play sports / martial arts
  • Destinharbor

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    Jan 13, 2015 2:20 PM GMT
    I'm not sure HIIT is what you want and from my my experience (which is limited in bands), I suggest you simplify and develop a plan that lets you measure progress more easily. Measurable results feeds long term motivation. I'd suggest treadmill running that can be increased in speed and slope to work on your breathing (or swimming) and a aray of standard dumbbell exercises plus pull-ups, chin-ups, and push-ups. Add a yoga class for stretching and balance. Stay off all machines except cable pull for various things. Develop a plan and write down everything you do every time. And get a good protein powder with 30-40 grams/scoop and 100 calories or less. I like a creatine pre-workout with a stimulant but some don't. Oh, and very important: glutamine after your workout- it helps rebuild the tissue.

  • Jan 13, 2015 3:40 PM GMT
    Destinharbor saidI'm not sure HIIT is what you want and from my my experience (which is limited in bands), I suggest you simplify and develop a plan that lets you measure progress more easily. Measurable results feeds long term motivation. I'd suggest treadmill running that can be increased in speed and slope to work on your breathing (or swimming) and a aray of standard dumbbell exercises plus pull-ups, chin-ups, and push-ups. Add a yoga class for stretching and balance. Stay off all machines except cable pull for various things. Develop a plan and write down everything you do every time. And get a good protein powder with 30-40 grams/scoop and 100 calories or less. I like a creatine pre-workout with a stimulant but some don't. Oh, and very important: glutamine after your workout- it helps rebuild the tissue.



    I do incline runs not very often though , yoga i was to do as relaxation/spiritual rather stretching.

    physiotherapist suggested i do more cable stuff as i hurt my shoulder a year ago but its not up par still in terms of stability and i like those cables as its quite intense

  • Jan 13, 2015 3:42 PM GMT
    MikemikeMike saidTry to find a salt water pool. The chlorine will def not help your lungs.
    What cardio have you tried?


    chlorine itches my skin bad... so i dont really want to go there any way
    what benefits will i get from saltwater pool in terms of lung capacity?
  • MikemikeMike

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    Jan 13, 2015 7:54 PM GMT
    openmindedyello said
    MikemikeMike saidTry to find a salt water pool. The chlorine will def not help your lungs.
    What cardio have you tried?


    chlorine itches my skin bad... so i dont really want to go there any way
    what benefits will i get from saltwater pool in terms of lung capacity?


    Salt water doesn't give off fumes of chlorine while it evaporates. Many pools have hot tubs near them and chlorinated hot tubs are not good for your lungs as well.icon_idea.gif also your skin feels normal when you get out of a salt water pool.

  • Jan 13, 2015 8:11 PM GMT
    oh really ? fumes?
    goodness me!
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    Jan 15, 2015 8:44 AM GMT
    if building muscle is the plan, i would consult a dietician or an experienced trainer/bodybuilder if you're looking to build the aesthetic bodybuilding physique. a big and common mistake is people tend to think it always the workout that builds the muscle, when its really the diet.

    the workout is the activity of breaking down/fatiguing the muscle so new muscle fibers can be torn, but its the proper nutrition and macronutrient intake, including sleep, is when the muscle builds.

    get your nutrition and proper macronutrient intake down.

  • Jan 15, 2015 7:27 PM GMT
    i already know about nutrition , but the thing with me and food is thats i dont eat enough, so im trying to stuff my face more then get the nutrition in order.

    As most times i only eat 2 meals a day with small snacks

  • Jan 20, 2015 1:20 PM GMT
    stacked312 saidif building muscle is the plan, i would consult a dietician or an experienced trainer/bodybuilder if you're looking to build the aesthetic bodybuilding physique. a big and common mistake is people tend to think it always the workout that builds the muscle, when its really the diet.

    the workout is the activity of breaking down/fatiguing the muscle so new muscle fibers can be torn, but its the proper nutrition and macronutrient intake, including sleep, is when the muscle builds.

    get your nutrition and proper macronutrient intake down.


    sleep is a big problem for me that i need to address

  • Feb 17, 2015 2:12 PM GMT
    MikemikeMike saidTry to find a salt water pool. The chlorine will def not help your lungs.
    What cardio have you tried?


    i started swimming but not salt water pool near where i live