i am getting the definition i want, but not the mass!

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    Feb 25, 2009 6:31 PM GMT
    ok, so here is a picture of my current physique

    http://i285.photobucket.com/albums/ll61/jbblossom/body.jpg

    Im trying to get mass as well as definition!

    i want my body to look like this

    http://menspublichealth.com/images/six_pack_abs.jpg
    and this
    http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_b8X89pJfKvM/SQHFurjxjPI/AAAAAAAAAyU/GeYs_gj9_6I/s400/true+beauty.jpg

    now dont get me wrong, im healthy and i EAT EAT EAT EAT i never stop eating lol, lots of protein rich foods too like peanut butter (natural to avoid some of the oil) lean meats and that sort of thing. but i CANT get mass as hard as i try, ive even taken the mass gaining suppliment MASS XXX with no results. anything i can do to help me get some bigger muscles? :-o


    thanks!
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    Feb 25, 2009 6:59 PM GMT
    zacharyZEALOUSY saidok, so here is a picture of my current physique

    body.jpg

    Im trying to get mass as well as definition!

    i want my body to look like this

    six_pack_abs.jpg
    and this
    true+beauty.jpg

    now dont get me wrong, im healthy and i EAT EAT EAT EAT i never stop eating lol, lots of protein rich foods too like peanut butter (natural to avoid some of the oil) lean meats and that sort of thing. but i CANT get mass as hard as i try, ive even taken the mass gaining suppliment MASS XXX with no results. anything i can do to help me get some bigger muscles? :-o


    thanks!

    Heavier weights stimulate the body to produce muscle mass. Just go easy on it first and dont hurt yourself. Raise the weight gradually until you find the level at which your muscles feel the workout the next day but are not painfully sore.
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    Feb 25, 2009 7:48 PM GMT
    it's a great question you can eat eat eat, but also you need plenty of rest and working out,

    1.) try doing some sit ups on the floor (with a mat) take a lite weight Body Bar (2lbs/5lbs) hold your feet off the ground about 12" from floor and 10" apart then proceed with sit ups do 4 sets @ 10-12, (keeping the bar level and static it's a killer but works)

    2.) then use the large Yoga Balance/Fitness Balls, feet against the wall about 12" apart and work the abs, doing sit ups

    3.) use the pull up bar and use the straps do 3 sets leg lifts, and 3 sets of legs lifts side kicks keep legs together,

    about a few weeks you should notice what your looking for, it all takes time and effort it's not a out of the box thing, just have to have some commitment and structure, foods, supplements, protein, REST, a little hard work would be so paying off for you,

    good luck.


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    Feb 25, 2009 7:53 PM GMT
    In case it hasn't been mentioned in any other threads that you've read, focus on compound exercises and exercises that promote growth in your leg muscles.

    Here are some good exercises to build your workouts around: dead lifts, squats, lunges and pull ups. Squats and dead lifts can seriously damage you if done wrong, so make sure you have proper form before going heavy on them.
    There are many others, but those are the basics.

    You can also do lots of body weight compound exercises that will promote growth. Single leg squats are great. Holding static hand stands against a wall are great too (shoulders and core).

    Check out the muscle building program here. It's also a perfect place to start.
  • ickymuffin

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    Feb 25, 2009 8:28 PM GMT
    I have totally been where you are. June 1st of this year I was at 125 pounds. As of yesterday I was 154. I always ate a lot(mostly junk food) but never really worked out. I started the Muscle Building workout offered on this site in June and have stuck with it ever since. So far I have put on about 29 pounds, almost all muscle weight. Some things I have done differently are:

    -Every morning I drink a serving of CytoGainer(with soy milk) after my breakfast
    -If I get even the least bit hungry during the day...I eat. I try to carry snacks with me like soy yogurt and fresh bluberries/blackberries.
    -I eat a small snack/meal before I go to the gym
    -After my workout I drink these ProBurn45 liquid protein things. They look like a large test tube and have about 45 grams of protein. I go with these cause they don't ruin my appetite for 1st dinner. Yes, I try and eat 2 now.
    -I cycle through weeks 9-12 of the realjock.com workout plan religiously, always getting in my full workouts as prescribed.
    -I drink another serving of CytoGainer before I go to bed(after my last snack of the day)

    So far I have seen some pretty awesome gains. You can do it!!!!
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    Feb 27, 2009 1:49 AM GMT
    Dude, you're 20 yearsd old...it will catchb up with you in about 3 years, just keep doing what you're doing
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    Feb 27, 2009 6:46 AM GMT
    Perfection will happen in time
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    Feb 27, 2009 4:55 PM GMT
    ickymuffin saidI have totally been where you are. June 1st of this year I was at 125 pounds. As of yesterday I was 154. I always ate a lot(mostly junk food) but never really worked out. I started the Muscle Building workout offered on this site in June and have stuck with it ever since. So far I have put on about 29 pounds, almost all muscle weight. Some things I have done differently are:

    -Every morning I drink a serving of CytoGainer(with soy milk) after my breakfast
    -If I get even the least bit hungry during the day...I eat. I try to carry snacks with me like soy yogurt and fresh bluberries/blackberries.
    -I eat a small snack/meal before I go to the gym
    -After my workout I drink these ProBurn45 liquid protein things. They look like a large test tube and have about 45 grams of protein. I go with these cause they don't ruin my appetite for 1st dinner. Yes, I try and eat 2 now.
    -I cycle through weeks 9-12 of the realjock.com workout plan religiously, always getting in my full workouts as prescribed.
    -I drink another serving of CytoGainer before I go to bed(after my last snack of the day)

    So far I have seen some pretty awesome gains. You can do it!!!!


    thank you, this is a HUUUUGE help, if you have more to tell please message me! you definetly are someone i can learn from, your smart and have been where i am! icon_biggrin.gif
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    Feb 27, 2009 11:51 PM GMT
    man, I graduated high school at 6ft 1in and 155 lbs...I was a distance runner.

    It takes work and time. I think those two things are the most important, not just in the weight room, but pretty much everywhere.
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    Feb 28, 2009 12:07 AM GMT
    I too was like you years ago....
    Could never gain the weight.
    About 8 years ago...I curtailed my running and took up the weights and really......I mean really ....watched what I ate.
    Yes, that extra small meal each day does make a difference.

    Follow the Realjock programs. You'd have to pay $$$ for these programs if they came from somewhere else.

    ps, be thankful for being lean.
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    Feb 28, 2009 12:30 AM GMT
    Well, since Force=MassxAcceleration (F=Ma) and Mass=Force/Acceleration, you could increase your Mass by increasing Force or decreasing Acceleration.

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    Feb 28, 2009 9:56 PM GMT
    Oh yeah,

    Something I wish I would have started doing years ago was really training my back and legs. I noticed that when I strted training back and legs I started to put on some mass.

    I've heard that trainig large muscle groups releases more testosterone into the body. I don't know if that's true, but I know that if you can do 3 sets of 10 with 300lbs on the upriight row...you will NOT have small biceps. Now that's a lot of weight, but try doing pyramids with large muscle groups like legs, chest and back. I think this will help you get what you are looking for.

    Oh, yeah. Use a spotter. If you don't need a spotter for these exercises you aren't lifting heavy enough. The spotter should need to assist you on your last set for the last 1 or 2 reps. If you can complete your pyramids, increase the weight by 5 or 10 lbs.
  • Webster666

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    Mar 09, 2009 1:15 AM GMT
    The way your body looks is the kind of body I started with.
    Be thankful that you are starting with a thin body.
    The answer is to EAT !
    The best way, is to eat more than three meals a day.
    You don't have to stuff yourself, but eat more often, throughout the day.
    And, eat real food: Meat, Potato, Vegetable.
    Coffee and doughnuts isn't a good breakfast.
    Stay away from soda, prepackaged frozen dinners, and anything from a vending machine.

    I used to have a job that was part indoors and part outdoors.
    I would eat a good breakfast in the morning, eat again at break time, eat again before I went outdoors, eat again when I came back indoors, go home and change clothes, go to the gym, then eat a big dinner. So, I was getting 5 meals a day.
  • Webster666

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    Mar 09, 2009 1:19 AM GMT
    The ONLY supplement that has helped me at all is Creatine.
    I firmly believe that the rest of them are a huge waste of your money.
    I know that some guys will disagree with me.
    I'm just relating my own experience.