Help need a place to start

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    Nov 13, 2007 11:23 PM GMT
    36 yrs college guy here with a very high metabolism and been skinny all my life ( 5'4" 100 ibs 27in waist), yep i know don't laugh. icon_rolleyes.gif I want to start bulking up espec in the arms and chest and would like to be up to 125obs. Had a full physical and the doc gave me the thumbs up for it, but not sure where to start in terms of routine, amount of weight, or nutrition and suppliments. Any advice out there?

    Dave
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    Nov 14, 2007 8:46 AM GMT
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    Nov 17, 2007 9:10 PM GMT
    i hope you were kidding, i don't think this website was made for you to come and personally profit from the people seeking advice
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    Nov 17, 2007 10:39 PM GMT
    DJ in your condition you would want to bulk up for at least the first year. Do basic compound exercises like squats, flat bench, barbell curls, and crunches. These are the ones that put the mass on. Eat good and get good sleep. Do as much weight as you can and low reps. 3x6 is all you want to do. Put on the muscle first then define yourself after that. Use the Smith machine so you can go heavy and stay safe. If you don't know what your doing, hire a trainer and tell them what your after. Don't be surprised if they put you on a 3500 calorie a day diet.
    Good luck
    Joe
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    Nov 17, 2007 11:30 PM GMT
    The essence of the advice from the book From Scrawny to Brawny:

    Do 5 sets of 5 reps at the most weight you can handle of a very few basic exercises. Bench press, squat, and deadlift are the big three. When you can do 5 sets of 5 reps with perfect form, add a small amount of weight and keep pushing it upward. Do not be afraid to use the 1.25 or 2.5 pound weight plates.

    Make your cardio training intervals, not long duration.

    Eat a ridiculous amount of relatively unprocessed foods. Produce, whole grain breads and pastas, whey protein, milk, eggs, and meats are your friends. Eat frequently and substantially.

    It's hard to eat that much, but doing so is essential to making visible progress. As another one of the naturally very thin, I can tell you things like that can work, but they do take time.
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    Nov 19, 2007 11:11 PM GMT
    Thanks for all the advice guys..icon_biggrin.gif Very much appriciated.

    Dave
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    Nov 20, 2007 12:15 PM GMT
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