Will I still be able to build an awesome body by the time I'm 26?

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    Feb 03, 2013 7:35 PM GMT
    mindgarden saidHaha. It's so cute that some of these kids still think that college is busier or harder than real life.

    Don't be too hard on him - school and work are hard. Of course, graduate school and full time work at 40 while in a relationship is a helluva lot harder. Try even maintaining a body then.
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    Feb 03, 2013 7:36 PM GMT
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    mindgarden saidHaha. It's so cute that some of these kids still think that college is busier or harder than real life.

    Don't be too hard on him - school and work are hard. Of course, graduate school and full time work at 40 is a helluva lot harder. Try even maintaining a body then.


    Fuck I wish I were back in college, sure I worked hard at a school that demanded the best, but I had so little worries compared to now
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    Feb 03, 2013 7:40 PM GMT
    calibro said i.e., you have to move to cincinnati


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    Feb 03, 2013 7:46 PM GMT
    rogerfederer saidRight now I'm 20 and in college. With finances being really hard, I don't have money nor the time to workout. I'm always studying and working and even if I did have together time I can't afford to feed myself to eat enough to put on weight or to use supplements and a gym membership. So I'm just gunna stop trying. I'm gonna let myself go. But I'm hoping when I graduate and get a job that pays pretty well and I'm in a set routine, I'll finally be able to work hard for that body I want. The only problem is by the time I graduate I'll b 24 and I'm scared I will have waited too late to put on muscle. I might have to wait even longer like 26 perhaps. By that time I'll b only and it might b too late and I will have missed my chance at that gorgeous body. So will it b too late?
    my friend dont worrie and your metabolism will lower when your about 40 10% so you still can have the body of your dreams but...i woudl advice you to not eat as much red meat and try eating very healthy like lots of vegetables...it will help your body gain important vitamines and nutrients and lots of antioxidants...red meat has lots of toxins in it ...so if you do that you will actually have earned a little more money....so are you capable of a healthy life?
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    Feb 03, 2013 8:56 PM GMT
    mindgarden saidHaha. It's so cute that some of these kids still think that college is busier or harder than real life.

    Srly? I have done the college part and now I am doing the real life part.
    Yes sir, college is way harder unless you were boozing and sexing up through your university years. I find my life now way more relaxed with umpteen amount of time on my hands. I somehow miss how I didn't have think about how I will spend my next 24 hours.
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    Feb 03, 2013 9:33 PM GMT
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    rogerfederer saidRight now I'm 20 and in college. With finances being really hard, I don't have money nor the time to workout. I'm always studying and working and even if I did have together time I can't afford to feed myself to eat enough to put on weight or to use supplements and a gym membership. So I'm just gunna stop trying. I'm gonna let myself go. But I'm hoping when I graduate and get a job that pays pretty well and I'm in a set routine, I'll finally be able to work hard for that body I want. The only problem is by the time I graduate I'll b 24 and I'm scared I will have waited too late to put on muscle. I might have to wait even longer like 26 perhaps. By that time I'll b only and it might b too late and I will have missed my chance at that gorgeous body. So will it b too late?
    my friend dont worrie and your metabolism will lower when your about 40 10% so you still can have the body of your dreams but...i woudl advice you to not eat as much red meat and try eating very healthy like lots of vegetables...it will help your body gain important vitamines and nutrients and lots of antioxidants...red meat has lots of toxins in it ...so if you do that you will actually have earned a little more money....so are you capable of a healthy life?


    Can you give evidence as to why red meat is bad for you? Ugh... I would have advised this guy to eat lean meat and veggies, not avoid meat. He wants protein to maintain muscle mass. Sorry for being so direct. I'm not trying to attack. I just get frustrated when people make scientific claims without citing the science to back it up.

    My suggestions come from the following locations, which are all backed up by scientific studies.
    archevore.com
    "good calories bad calories" the book
    just to name a few sources.
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    Feb 03, 2013 9:46 PM GMT
    It's all downhill after 25. Get ready to work out that personality instead of those abs.
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    Feb 03, 2013 9:57 PM GMT
    mindgarden saidHaha. It's so cute that some of these kids still think that college is busier or harder than real life.


    I've spent ample time doing both. College, particularly grad school, is vastly more demanding.

    That said, I think the OP is being a bit silly because college gives you fitness advantages that you won't have later. Free gym access (usually) free PE courses, meal plans...
  • MadeinMich

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    Feb 03, 2013 10:08 PM GMT
    If anything I would say it's easier to maintain a bodybuilding routine/eating schedule while at University. I started after University and found it much more difficult to maintain a bodybuilding routine/eating schedule than had I started while I was in school. At University you have time in between classes to eat a 600 calorie protein/carb heavy meal every 3 hours. And if you don't have a class for most days until 10am you can get a morning workout. The university schedule is more built around YOU than in the working world. At my office I don't want my boss seeing me getting up to go get food/protein shake out of the fridge every 3 hours. At University the schedule is more flexible than a work schedule.

    I would encourage you to try your best to start a regiment NOW. You can start by visiting the Scooby, a fitness coach on Youtube http://www.youtube.com/user/scooby1961. He has a lot of helpful hints for students in college. Also visit his website
    http://scoobysworkshop.com/ for excellent beginners advice. Good luck.


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    Feb 03, 2013 10:17 PM GMT
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    MedGen said
    rogerfederer saidRight now I'm 20 and in college. With finances being really hard, I don't have money nor the time to workout. I'm always studying and working and even if I did have together time I can't afford to feed myself to eat enough to put on weight or to use supplements and a gym membership. So I'm just gunna stop trying. I'm gonna let myself go. But I'm hoping when I graduate and get a job that pays pretty well and I'm in a set routine, I'll finally be able to work hard for that body I want. The only problem is by the time I graduate I'll b 24 and I'm scared I will have waited too late to put on muscle. I might have to wait even longer like 26 perhaps. By that time I'll b only and it might b too late and I will have missed my chance at that gorgeous body. So will it b too late?
    my friend dont worrie and your metabolism will lower when your about 40 10% so you still can have the body of your dreams but...i woudl advice you to not eat as much red meat and try eating very healthy like lots of vegetables...it will help your body gain important vitamines and nutrients and lots of antioxidants...red meat has lots of toxins in it ...so if you do that you will actually have earned a little more money....so are you capable of a healthy life?


    Can you give evidence as to why red meat is bad for you? Ugh... I would have advised this guy to eat lean meat and veggies, not avoid meat. He wants protein to maintain muscle mass. Sorry for being so direct. I'm not trying to attack. I just get frustrated when people make scientific claims without citing the science to back it up.

    My suggestions come from the following locations, which are all backed up by scientific studies.
    archevore.com
    "good calories bad calories" the book
    just to name a few sources.
    whats the use of talking about LDL and HDL and all tipes of stuff that he will probably not understand ..or maybe will ..i have him an advice i know it works...red meat is full of toxins ...grilling it is worst...i said that he can change his diet by taking vitamins and proteins from other foods...vegetables are very good and keep your blood thin and he will feel much more better, a lighted head, and his body will not change much over the years....that was the whole point my dear friend so that he will not have a body change...and about the scientific studies i can give you 1000 more websites with 100000 different opinions on this...if you want to advice anything else do as you feel but dont attack me and my knowledge...i know ver well what i am saying and i will soon replay with more details ...i cant expand this conversation as i am in a a rush to finish something else...but meat can do more harm then good for your body...i didnt say he should be a vegetarian.
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    Feb 03, 2013 10:27 PM GMT
    musicdude saidi wonder how many of us here also juggle university, a job, extracurricular activities, a life and still manages to MAKE time for the gym. don't think that you're the only one here who's super busy. if being healthy is really important to you, it won't be a question of finding the time but one of making the time. don't get me wrong, it is difficult, but it is also worth it. and the whole budget excuse...yeah, getting the good stuff can cost a few extra bucks but there are ways of doing it on a dime. you just need to get creative


    Yes, I agree. It isn't as expensive as you think. You should subscribe to the BuffDudes series on YouTube. There's an episode where Brandon White takes you through the grocery store and tells you what to buy. It's all cheap and all good for you. Good luck.

    Oh, and time is on your side. I didn't start doing it "right" until last August. You really need to push yourself. If you are leaving the gym without sweating and not experiencing some level of discomfort from your diet (compared to what you USED to eat), you are probably not doing it right.
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    Feb 03, 2013 10:31 PM GMT
    OP: Just give in to Louisiana Pecan Pie. You know you want to. You don't have to ever workout.

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    Eat, baby. EAT!!!
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    Feb 03, 2013 10:34 PM GMT
    Japultra saidWhen most people say they don't have time, what they really mean is "I don't think that's important enough". It can definitely be done. Last year, I was working full time, studying 15 hours a week for the GMAT, working out 4.5 hours a week (not including the time it took to get to and from the gym), and cooking my own meals. It really just depends how much priority you give it. Good luck.


    This. If you want to do it, you make time for it. If you don't make time for it, you really don't want to do it. Simple.
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    Feb 03, 2013 10:47 PM GMT
    OP, you are not overly tall, overly skinny or overly fat, you already have a good base, my bet is that in 2 or 3 years at most you will look very fit, assuming you do your homework (I mean, the body one). You won't need to put on a lot of mass to look muscular. Some guys may need to gain almost 100lbs, so you're lucky in this regard.
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    Feb 03, 2013 10:51 PM GMT
    rogerfederer saidRight now I'm 20



    I hate you.


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    Feb 03, 2013 10:53 PM GMT
    The really bad news is that if you think you have "no time" while your in college, I can guarantee you that you'll have even less when you're working ;) The challenge is making time.

    I think you are quite right to question whether or not you will be able to attain certain goals. I've realized that I will never look like a "Men's Health" model, because those guys dedicate themselves to achieving that level of physical development. That doesn't mean I can't achieve realistic goals. The question only you can answer is what you want and what you are prepared to give up in order to achieve it.
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    Feb 03, 2013 11:38 PM GMT
    I think it's also important to not only work hard, but to also work smart.

    I have seen most of my gains on a routine that only requires me to be in the gym for an hour three times a week, because the routine is full body. I keep track in a journal of all of my gains and always try to add a little bit of weight each week, perhaps ever other week.

    I have friends who are ripped and have been lifting for years to look that way. They will go to the gym 5 or 6 days a week. But they never analyzed the science and efficiency of their routines. I am not as ripped as my friends are, but I am getting closer and closer in much less time than it took them.

    So think not only about getting to the gym, but what you're going to do while you're at the gym. I love squats. Squats release hormones that allow the rest of your body to grow.
  • Montague

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    Feb 03, 2013 11:55 PM GMT
    once you turn 21 it's all over and there's no hope of ever putting on muscle or weight.
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    Feb 04, 2013 12:38 AM GMT
    Montague saidonce you turn 21 it's all over and there's no hope of ever putting on muscle or weight.


    Yeah, after 21 you may as well call it quits. Hell, I'm 35, and I've already bought my rocking chair and paid for my retirement home here in sunny ol' South Florida. I'm just waiting now to waste away, dry up and die. To be young and 20 again. icon_cry.gif
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    Feb 04, 2013 3:14 AM GMT
    Only rich all-white schools have free gym access.
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    Feb 04, 2013 3:25 AM GMT
    If you have time to post in a forum or surf the net...you have time to exercise.

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    Feb 04, 2013 3:40 AM GMT
    calibro saidif you're not in shape by the time you're 21, hot gay people put you on an ice flow and say "later, gurl..." i.e., you have to move to cincinnati

    OH NO U DIEHHHN. Cincinnati is not Gay leprosy island! We have like 2 really hot gay guys in this town here somewhere. They won't talk to me, but I've seen them out during a blood moon.