Body transformation help!!!

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    Oct 27, 2007 11:57 AM GMT
    Hi! I'm quite new to bodybuilding and never been to a gym. I'm so thin and I weigh only about 100lbs. and 5'7.5" in height. My waist is 29". I'm trying to eat more to gain weight then go to the gym. But the problem is, I don't really have time going to the gym. I oould only assure myself about once a week to train. I know it's not enough but I'm currently studying and there's so much work during school days. I need your advice guys.

    P.S. By the way, I used to do crunches and push-ups back then about 30 crunches and 20 push-ups a day....then I gave up because I went to college. I really need your help....Thanks.
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    Oct 27, 2007 12:18 PM GMT

    My advice to you is......make time.We all lead hectic lives. If you could spare 45 mins a day 3 times a're done.

    getting up 1hr earlier....not a big deal or taking 1 hr after work/'s that simple.

    How badly do you want your body? Do you watch TV? It's all about priority

    The choice is yours

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    Oct 27, 2007 3:21 PM GMT
    i was going to say pretty much the same thing. if you want the results, you have to put in the time. sad but true. my favorite quote in the gym is "If this were easy, everyone would be doing it." Try to see a nutritionist at your local gym and they can give you some pointers on what to eat, how much to eat, and how often. in the meantime, hit the weights!

    good luck!

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    Oct 27, 2007 3:41 PM GMT
    609guy...newtrain and FLC hit it right on the head. I see it everyday with my clients....they complain they aren't losing weight, not gaining muscle, just not making progress and the excuses start....I'm too busy, my kids make me crazy, my boss is a slave driver, I just don't have the time and on and on. MAKE THE TIME! PERIOD!

    I know easier said than done....another excuse. I don't know what it's like to be in college in the Phillipines (is the pressure to do extremely well very high like I've heard in Japan?) Balance is the key to life being enjoyable. If fitness is a goal for you, make it a priority and make the time for it. You'll see the benefits in the other aspects of your life too. If you are involved in a lot of student activities....cut back. Go out drinking and partying too much....stop! Watch a lot of TV when you aren't studying? Go to the gym instead! Getting started is the toughest. Making that decision to "give something up" for exercise keeps most people from doing it. It you just move ahead soon you'll wonder what the big deal was and it will become part of your day just like everything else and you'll miss it when you don't do it.

    Look at your schedule and be honest with yourself. I'll bet you can easily find 3-5 hours a week to spend working out. You don't have to do to a gym but you do have to make the commitment.

    DO IT!
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    Oct 27, 2007 6:30 PM GMT
    For some people 1-1,5 time a week of hard 2 hours is enough. But you have to eat consistently a lot of food and supplements between trainings (better to have diet plan, and better to sleep at least 7-8 hours).
    Anyway, your body will be aching some days after each hard training session. So after then i think you'll give it a thought to turn yourself to 2-3 times per week of 45-75 minutes.)
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    Oct 27, 2007 9:30 PM GMT
    First thing, dump the bullshit. Get honest about what it is you really want, and what it's going to take to get it. Make a plan, and execute it. Once you achieve success, and, you will, with the right plan. Make another plan, and execute it.

    We all have 24 hours. How your prioritize your time is your choice.

    Get pictured, so we know what we're dealing with and you begin to develop some level of self esteem. One step at a time.

    Learn that you'll be leaving your comfort zone from time to time.

    Your results will be in a ratio to your commitment and effort.

    Educate yourself.

    Eat. If you consume more calories than you burn, you'll gain weight.

    After you dump the bullshit, regard whatever your goal is a mission to accomplish, then, go accomplish it.

    When I compete, I surround myself with experts for success. Sagi Kalev (on the cover of Muscle and Fitness more than any man alive), and Jesse Leyva (trainer of Branch Warren) are my good friend and trainers. I have the best sports massage guy, and so on. I surround myself with experts, educate myself, and make, and execute a plan to accomplish a mission.

    It's all about desire, discipline, education, focus, patience, and effort, as well as some money in the fitness / bodybuilding game. Right now, you're not even close to muscular, from your description, much less bodybuilding. Crawl, walk, run.

    First thing: drop the bullshit excuses. That's all just noise. Get rid of it. It's non-productive. It's self-centered. It's self-defeating.

    Second thing: get pictured, get profiled, and get with it.

    Third thing: got out of your comfort zone, and into the "light" LOL. I.e., get that picture uploaded, get that profiled uploaded, get to working out, and eating, and report back when you have something good to report. Walk tall and proud and stop it with the bare minimum efforts. You aren't so lazy as to not upload a picture? You aren't that UGLY are you? You have to learn to walk out of your comfort zone, no matter if it's jumping out of a perfectly good airplane, telling the boss it's time to workout, or doing squats. It's all shit YOU control.

    The more effort you show, the more willing experienced folks will be willing to mentor you. No one wants to coach a loser.
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    Oct 28, 2007 3:09 AM GMT
    It's really hard to make the time--more, in terms of the mental pressure, I think, than the time itself. I've made the daily gym time "my time." It's the time in the day that I refuse to think of any of the problems at work or the responsibilities at home, and that helps to get me there day to day. Good luck and be well...
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    Oct 28, 2007 3:35 PM GMT
    My advice (having gone to a pretty tough school myself).

    1. Keep the once a week, and make it a hard workout, as others sugegsted.

    2. Get a chin-up bar and push up stand, and do a set of those three times a week in your room when you wake up (or during a study break). Do a set of crunches as well, and maybe just some squat thrusts. You can do all of those anywhere in about 10 minutes. If you have a dumbbell, do sets uf bicep curls and shoulder presses as well. You really can get in a little workout that does make a difference in a few minutes in your room if you want to. Not a huge difference, but a litte one.

    3. Walk the stairs in all the campus buildings

    4. When you have time, add a few more workouts, but don't neglect the once a week.