9 months working out

  • Zigs_01

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    Jan 19, 2015 6:54 PM GMT
    I've been working out for 9 months and I'm getting impatient over getting a muscular body. What are some tips to get by?
  • AMoonHawk

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    Jan 19, 2015 7:07 PM GMT
    9 months and no change? Really?
    Exactly what kind of working out are you doing?
    You have no pictures so there is no way to tell what is your body shape. Are you skinny? Are you fat? What exactly are you trying to accomplish?
  • jjguy05

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    Jan 20, 2015 6:20 AM GMT
    Zigs_01 saidI've been working out for 9 months and I'm getting impatient over getting a muscular body. What are some tips to get by?


    Assuming you're doing everything correctly, it may take a full year before you notice changes. That doesn't mean that there haven't been any changes in your body. People usually notice changes in you before you notice them yourself. Have people around you said anything? The ultimate test would be the opinion of someone that hasn't seen you since you started working out.

    All that said, it's certainly possible you're doing things wrong. It would be difficult to help you with just a "few tips." We'd have to know what your daily/weekly routine is and what your daily diet is like.

    Understand that becoming muscular should be a long-term goal. Keep going in the gym, keep trying to learn, keep correcting yourself if you find out you've been doing something wrong, and [once you start noticing the changes in your body] relish in the small change that makes your body look a tad better in a fitted tee-shirt, and let that motivate you to keep going into the gym and keep eating right.
  • Zigs_01

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    Jan 20, 2015 6:46 AM GMT
    People have noticed who haven't seen me in a long time. I'm doing everything correctly. I do see changes although I get impatient. When I first started, I can only do 40 pound bench press. My arms felt so powerless against heavy forces. I'll keep on getting waiting. Thanks for listening.

  • vhotti26

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    Jan 20, 2015 1:57 PM GMT
    Zigs_01 saidI've been working out for 9 months and I'm getting impatient over getting a muscular body. What are some tips to get by?


    Don't get impatient? Building muscle takes time. The buff dudes you see have either spent years building that body or used some illegal aid.
  • NeuralShock

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    Jan 20, 2015 10:39 PM GMT
    Most guys I talk to said they took 4 years before they finally became satisfied with their physique.

    Just make it a part of your lifestyle and put it on the backburner, not as a priority.
  • Zigs_01

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    Jan 20, 2015 11:02 PM GMT
    NeuralShock saidMost guys I talk to said they took 4 years before they finally became satisfied with their physique.

    Just make it a part of your lifestyle and put it on the backburner, not as a priority.


    Yeah I've seen people who were really skinny. After one year working out, they look like really buff 13/14 year olds although they were in their early 20's. I'll make it part of my lifestyle but not part of a priority.

    People don't really see it this way but I don't think it's particular well to neglect one's arm strength for so long. They have had the same build as a pre-pubescent except body parts get elongated from puberty.
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    Jan 21, 2015 6:54 PM GMT
    13 years lifting and I'm still not satisfied. Welcome to the club.
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    Jan 21, 2015 8:17 PM GMT
    If OP is extremely tall and skinny he might not ever become muscular. The shorter you are the faster you'll look buff.
  • Zigs_01

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    Jan 21, 2015 8:55 PM GMT
    I'm 5"9
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    Jan 21, 2015 9:13 PM GMT
    Be patient with your body. Any good change is a good thing. As long as that continues you'll be fine. It also CAN take longer to see change the older one starts. Everyone is different.

    Patience is not simply the ability to wait - it's how we behave while we're waiting. Be good to yourself - and keep on going. :-)
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    Jan 21, 2015 11:19 PM GMT
    Zigs_01 saidI'm 5"9


    5'9? Wow, seriously... In 3 years you will look muscular if you do your homework and gain 30lbs. 30lbs on you will make a lot of difference. A taller guy would need more.
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    Jan 22, 2015 4:58 AM GMT
    Pics!!!

    We can help, but post pics.
  • Zigs_01

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    Jan 23, 2015 2:39 AM GMT
    yeah sorry, I don't have a camera with me right now.

    However, I remember I used to do a lot of cardio. I have such huge thighs too. I have 38 inch thighs. I always thought my behind and legs were too big. I might add a profile pic after two years.
  • jjguy05

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    Jan 29, 2015 4:39 AM GMT
    If you're trying to grow, don't overdo the cardio, and perhaps even cut it out completely.

    Try to get some pictures of yourself. We'll also have to see your daily gym routine and diet.
  • YTC1989

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    Feb 01, 2015 11:48 PM GMT
    I almost never go to the gym, as I'm busy with martial arts, snowboarding, dirt bikes, and dragon boat racing. Maybe find a sport you enjoy, then you'll invest more time and push yourself harder than when you are just lifting weights for seemingly no purpose.