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    Default Re: Building a body as a skinny guy

    Hi VirgJans12,
    Thanks for the advice. We should work out not to attract girls but also to get healthy and fit.
    We must do regular exercise and diet healthy to stay safe from many major illness.
    Last edited by Hugo; 07-09-2011 at 12:55 AM.

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    Default Re: Building a body as a skinny guy

    Hello.

    This is my very 1st post on this website. And from what I've seen so far it looks awesome.I read the above article and there was one question that I had, I'm a student in varsity and can't afford to go to gym. The best I can do right now is go running and do a little bit here at home. Is there any other advice you might have in terms of a simple workout plan?

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    Default Re: Building a body as a skinny guy

    Type body weight work outs or prison workouts into google, some decent bodybuilding sites should come up and give u some good workouts

    Linking x

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    Default Re: Building a body as a skinny guy

    I have had difficulty building up and keeping muscle mass even when using protein shakes. I'm naturally lean. Also due to health reasons, don't want to load up on too much protein, hard on kidneys.
    I'd say almost all bodybuilders, male and female use steroids and testosterone. Any recommendation on a low dose of these to kick start some muscle building. I'm already quite active working out. thx

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    Default Re: Building a body as a skinny guy

    Hey, I'm in a similar situation, I can't afford to go to the gym, but I do have a work-out regime of around an hour each morning that I'm sticking to. My question is in regards to the protein shakes. I'm kinda confused with the difference between whey and weight gainer, typing a google search for weight gainer and the main ingredient in these is whey....

    Besides that, I'm in New Zealand, most of the health/nutrition places I've seen just call them protein powder or whatever. I'm using one at the moment that's a soy protein formula (unfortunately I'm lactose intolerant), I have one shake before my workout with a decent breakfast of muesli/fruit, and another following my work out before I hit the shower. I'm also I am eating a lot more, I always did eat quite a lot and shocked people who seemed to think I starved myself. The weight gain is kinda minimal at the moment, but I'm only 2.5 weeks in and it is a little over 5 kg (11 pounds if you go by imperial)...not sure if this is good or bad.... I'm not seeing much in the way of a visible difference in muscle tone, but also once again I'm only 2.5 weeks in and you don't notice the gradual changes in yourself.

    I should probably mention that the 5kg gain is really only regaining weight I lost while really down in the dumps and broke, I'm still not quite back to my usual weight which was around 20kg under a healthy BMI.

    Advice? Feedback? All welcome

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    Default Re: Building a body as a skinny guy

    I took link's advice and I do bodyweight training.

    I'm genetically skinny. My parents even in their old age now aren't very big.

    So I understand when you say you have trouble gaining weight. But bodyweight training is very good in that it won't get you super buff but it will get u ripped which most women really like in my experience.

    Wat I've also done is mixed the bodyweight training in with Martial Arts. I've started Taekwondo and its really made difference in toning my core (lower abs, obliques, lower back) and has done wonders for self confidence and stress release. I would recommend maybe mixing those two together.

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    Default Re: Building a body as a skinny guy

    From a skinny guy, this is a good thread.

    I'm about 5'7, 130 pounds. Recently enrolled into a gym fitness center by my area.
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    Default Re: Building a body as a skinny guy

    Can someone tell me, should I not be working out every day?

    I've been doing the weight gainer, work out, whey protein thing for some time with very limited results. All the workout routines I look up say do 3-5 times a week, which I just assumed was for people who couldn't motivate themselves to work out daily. I haven't put on any additional weight for the past 2 weeks or so since I regained my usual weight (69kg...around 150ish pounds, for 6'4"), and over the past 3-4 days I have lost 3 kg....6.6 pounds. I'm starting to despair, this working out was helping my self esteem, but now its having a negative result, all this hard work for lack of results and loss of weight?

    I have cut out bad carbs, have a healthy diet of good carbs, high protein food and ensure I have around 5 meals a day as well as snacking on fruit in between. This is getting very demorallising

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    Default Re: Building a body as a skinny guy

    Recovery days and recovery weeks are an absolute must. For someone who is as under-weight as you are, you should be looking at doing less cardio and focussing your energy on resistance training.

    3-5 days of resistance training (weight training, body weight training, etc.) per week is more than enough. You can supplement the other 2 or 3 days with things such as yoga, pilates, plyometrics, sprint training, etc. Make sure you're cycling your workout phases so that you're not doing the same thing for too long. For instance, in loading phases look to increase your reps to the 8-12 range and really work on getting the burn (hypertrophy). In strength phases your reps should be down, think 3-5, with failure on your last set.
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    Default Re: Building a body as a skinny guy

    Quote Originally Posted by crokstad View Post
    Can someone tell me, should I not be working out every day?

    I've been doing the weight gainer, work out, whey protein thing for some time with very limited results. All the workout routines I look up say do 3-5 times a week, which I just assumed was for people who couldn't motivate themselves to work out daily. I haven't put on any additional weight for the past 2 weeks or so since I regained my usual weight (69kg...around 150ish pounds, for 6'4"), and over the past 3-4 days I have lost 3 kg....6.6 pounds. I'm starting to despair, this working out was helping my self esteem, but now its having a negative result, all this hard work for lack of results and loss of weight?

    I have cut out bad carbs, have a healthy diet of good carbs, high protein food and ensure I have around 5 meals a day as well as snacking on fruit in between. This is getting very demorallising
    So let me get this straight: you're working out daily? That's not good because your body needs to repair (building muscles) and rest.

    How long have you been working out for? And, assuming you're working out to build mass, do you take the common 3x8 repeats? Some people like to do 4x8, with the first one being a warm-up set of half the usual weight. That's fine too.

    Do you work out at home or in a gym? Do you perform the exercises in a slow manner?


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