Can You Help Me Look Good Naked?


  • May 13, 2010 6:10 AM GMT
    Hey,

    So here's the deal. I have literally almost never lifted weights in my life. I'm 5'11 and weigh 140 lbs. I have invested in a set of dumbbells. That's all I have. I don't even have a workout bench. I want to look good naked.

    What kind of workout plan should I pursue?

    Do I HAVE to get more workout equipment in order to have a successful strength training experience (I'm kind of limited on available space in my apartment and I HATE working out it gyms)?

    What should I be eating to gain muscle mass (remember, I'm fairly skinny so what would be optimal for me to eat)?

    Do I need to do stretches or warm-ups before lifting (I literally have no idea if it's necessary because I've never lifted in my life)? If so, what should I do?

    Assuming I follow your workout and diet suggestions, how long before I see results? How long before I look good naked?


    And yes, I realize there are plenty of workout, lifting, and diet plans out there. That's actually the problem. There are TOO MANY of them and I have no idea how to separate the bad from the good and which workout plans would work best for someone with my body type and my limited experience. So that's why I'm asking you guys for help. Thanks!
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    May 13, 2010 7:00 AM GMT
    TentativeCynic saidCan You Help Me Look Good Naked?
    How do we know you don't? You might be hot as fuck to some people.
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    May 13, 2010 7:08 AM GMT
    You do not need a lot of equipment to look good naked (and if people start bitching about the motivation for working out, they are hypocrites). You need two things: knowledge and discipline. That is why most people go to the gym (and to look at the cute college athletes).

    It is very hard to communicate all the knowledge you will need (I am thinking expecially of "form": that is, exactly how you lift). Discipline is up to you we can do nothing to help there.

    My suggestion, if you can manage it, is to have some sessions (say 3-5 to start with) with a GOOD personal trainer and explain exactly what you want to do). Not just some kid at the Y, but a guy/lady who has been doing this a long time and can cut through the crap and teach you the basics.

    Also remember that diet is incredibly important, and a few protein shakes won´t make up for a bad diet.

    Is there anyone near him who can suggest a good trainer?
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    May 13, 2010 12:33 PM GMT
    Go to BodyBuilding.com http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/12_week_daily_video_trainer_main.htm a FREE site that tells you everything you need to know about body building, gaining weight, losing weight, how to use the weight machines, etc. Even how to "look good naked."

    It is an invaluable asset.

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    May 13, 2010 12:37 PM GMT
    P90x is good start. you can find it on craigslist for cheap. in addition to your weights, you'll need a pull up bar and some room to run around. it really works if you do what it says (including eating).
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    May 13, 2010 12:45 PM GMT
    i think you should purchase a resistance band as well..its the perfect substitute for weights and let me say it tones you up like crazy..ive been using mines for a while now and i must say ive gotten real toned
  • tazzari

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    May 13, 2010 3:04 PM GMT
    All good advice! But you might also stop to think whether you want to do this for your self, or because of perceived expectations of others?

    It's great to be in shape - and good luck to you! - but there really is room for all sorts, and in the end,m you should feel strong enough to lead your own life for YOU.
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    May 13, 2010 3:10 PM GMT
    Without your naked picture, this thread is useless.

    Post a naked picture of yourself and let us give you some objective and subjective feedback on whether or not you look good naked.
  • neosyllogy

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    May 13, 2010 3:10 PM GMT


    Bodybuilding.com

    Your question is too general.
    Do some research and ask people for specifics if you have further questions.
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    May 13, 2010 3:27 PM GMT
    There are serious benefits to going to a gym and I think it might be a good thing for you to think about why you hate them and move past it.

    My experience has been that guys in the gym are SUPER NICE. Working out generaly just puts people in a good mood I think. I would look up 3 or 4 exercises before going so you feel confident and then just go have fun. DONT worry about how much you can lift. I squat 300 and pick up 20 lbd dumbells almost every time im in the gym. EVERYONE STARTED SOMEWHERE and we all know it. I give soooo much more credit to the newby workin his ass off than the macho jock standing around shootin the shit to his teammate.

    Benefits of a gym:
    1) Get to learn other workouts from experienced lifters by just observing!
    2) Spotters are a priceless comodity if your trying to push yourself and almost anyone will be completely happy to help you out
    3) Atmosphere....seein other hot guys get pumped is motivational
    4) Personal trainers are available and should be seriously considered!
    5) Of course...eye candy (a bit distracting though)

    I only posted because I used to be scared of the gym....it was intimidating for me when I first started....was afraid of being judged. The rewards of getting over that fear have been crazy good. Home gyms never worked for me personaly ( i've had 3).

    At any rate...BEST OF LUCK and let us know your Successes!
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    May 13, 2010 5:21 PM GMT
    Hmmm, apt living. I remember that. I used to do pull-ups, hanging from the stairs up to the apts above me. Push-ups for chest, crunches for stomach, etc. You can get pretty strong with only isometrics. You can do duck walking or lunges with your dumbbells to build up your legs. And hold a dumbbell in one hand, use the other to hold onto the hand rail for balance, and do single leg calf raises. The problem is that sooner or later you will hit a plateau.

    I agree with another poster that if this is a whole new world for you, you need a couple sessions with a knowledgeable personal trainer before you start. A trainer will also help you zero in on your goals. Saying "I want to be in better shape than I am now" is a vague goal. You should have a target weight for yourself. If you're 5'11" and 140lbs, you're going to have to eat more to give your body fuel to add muscle. Please don't get into fad diets. Your body needs a variety of fuel to be healthy.

    This is more about consistency and discipline really. But if it's important to you, then you'll do great. Just remember, the human body is pretty easily injured. So, you'll make more progress by being consistent than if you pull a muscle and have to take weeks off. So be careful!

    Eventually, you're going to join a gym. In the end, the resources available cannot be beaten. Spotters, trainers, the variety of equipment, etc.
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    Jul 27, 2010 12:04 AM GMT
    GAMRican saidWithout your naked picture, this thread is useless.

    Post a naked picture of yourself and let us give you some objective and subjective feedback on whether or not you look good naked.


    Bet you look good nakedicon_twisted.gif
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    Jul 27, 2010 3:57 AM GMT
    TentativeCynic saidCan You Help Me Look Good Naked?
    No. I can't do push-ups and eat right for you.