I need some advice on the athletic body type pretty please!..

  • CuteTeenBoy18

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    Apr 03, 2016 9:13 PM GMT
    Hey everyone! icon_biggrin.gif

    I'm 18, with a slim body and I was wondering if you guys could help me with some advice and tips on getting the ideal athletic body?..(Because I don't wanna be muscular)...just a fit build but toned and defined?

    Nutritional and eating tips would help too!

    P.S. tips for home gyming would be so great..if possible!

    Please and Thank You! X
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    Apr 03, 2016 9:26 PM GMT
    Can you be more specific about what you consider the ideal athletic body?
  • CuteTeenBoy18

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    Apr 03, 2016 9:41 PM GMT
    Sure! icon_smile.gif I mean like I don't want to be muscular or buff, like a machine, I don't wanna be bulky, just toned and defined with a bit of muscle just enough to look healthy and fit but also somewhat aesthetically appealing...hopefully that makes sense...I want to add a bit more to my slim body...kinda like a soccer player type build...and not like a rugby player...
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    Apr 03, 2016 10:21 PM GMT
    I'm not a smart ass when I say that if you want the body of soccer player, play soccer or at least train like a soccer player. They do lots of sprinting, kicking, jumping, etc. If you did 90 minutes of calisthenics, high intensity interval sprints and kicks 3-5 days a week, with a proper diet, you could have the body you want in a few months.
  • Destinharbor

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    Apr 03, 2016 11:05 PM GMT
    I disagree^^^. You want to lose the thin look. Workout with weights and increase your protein intake. Most of your thin-ness is age and genetics. That will change in the next 5 years so think in terms of reaching your goals in that time frame. You need to work chest, shoulders, arms, back, and legs. I suggest you find a way to access a gym. You can do pushups and pullups and situps at home but without weights, progress will be slow. A good quality protein powder with about 32 grams of protein per scoop with no more that 100 calories taken once or twice/day is needed as well. Message me if you need ideas.
  • CuteTeenBoy18

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    Apr 04, 2016 6:17 AM GMT
    Thank you guys so much! icon_smile.gif x
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    Apr 04, 2016 11:32 PM GMT
    You don't need to worry that you'll accidentally suddenly get bodybuilder sized. That's not how it works. Just do a reasonable set of workouts and when you start to get "too big", cut back. But you'll want to be doing the same exercises those of us who ARE looking to get "too big" are doing.
  • Trevor_B

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    Apr 04, 2016 11:54 PM GMT
    There are some workouts posted on this site targeted at general results. Not sure you'll find a ton for just home workouts unless you have some equipment to work with.

    There is some diet help posted as well. Though if you're looking to put on some muscle and you don't really have much fat, just increasing protein intake should help a lot. Especially right after your workout when your body is rebuilding the muscles
  • CuteTeenBoy18

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    Apr 06, 2016 9:17 AM GMT
    Great advice! Thank you! icon_smile.gif
  • Hypertrophile

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    Apr 07, 2016 2:19 AM GMT
    jimib saidI'm not a smart ass when I say that if you want the body of soccer player, play soccer or at least train like a soccer player. They do lots of sprinting, kicking, jumping, etc. If you did 90 minutes of calisthenics, high intensity interval sprints and kicks 3-5 days a week, with a proper diet, you could have the body you want in a few months.


    I have to side with Jim here. The guys you see with "athletic" bodies are athletes. They either play a sport, or a variety of them, and/or cross train using a variety of apparatus. Weightlifting would be a good supplement to sports, but I think a nicely muscular but balanced physique, an athletic physique, comes from athletics. How big you get is a function of how much you eat.

    Besides, you meet a lot of guys playing pick-up tennis, basketball, etc. But if competition isn't for you, and I can understand that, try a gym that has a cross training area, or just get some kettle bells, resistance bands, whatever and work out at home.