Please help bulking- very underweight gained 10 pounds this month

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  1. Yeah, it is a great starter/intermediate program and it is packed full of info that can get anyone started on the BB Road.

    Even without the all you can eat, the take away is: eat, eat, eat.


  2. Quote Originally Posted by Ape McGrapes View Post
    Yeah, it is a great starter/intermediate program and it is packed full of info that can get anyone started on the BB Road.

    Even without the all you can eat, the take away is: eat, eat, eat.
    Awesome! yeah I try to eat statistically- I never leave the house withput food and make sure I never run out of anything.
    I think its just patience, preparation and persistance. I try to be consistent with most things, so hopefully it'll work as well for me as it did for you.
    Thanks for the advice!
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  3. Hi I have a few questions about tiredness,fatigue and workout
    Today I was doing my upper body split and I usually spend about an hour and a half to 2 hours doing this (including 10 minute cardio at start).
    I never felt quite right (had a cold,maybe flu symptoms) and the cardio only lasted 5 minutes before I got tired.
    I had quite a succesful workout and nearly completed it despite feeling a bit light headed and tired. I spent about 1 hour and 15 minutes, and I was about to start my deadlift sets (I usually do 5 as this is my favourite lift plus I finish with 1 lightish to practice my form and cool down) when I just felt way too tired and had to finish.
    Is it normal to feel really tired and have to finish early?
    Thankfully I managed to do all my shoulder and chest work etc, just never got to do deadlift.

    Also last week my nutrionist said I should be finishing my upper body workout with 3 sets of inclined sit ups, and DocMattic gave me some information where they do either crunches, inclined leg raises or situps at the end of a workout.
    I find sit ups etc extremely boring and I'm usually too tired so haven't really bothered, is it worthwhile doing it if I'm not too tired?

    Also would it be ok to add my deadlift sets in tomorrow with my lower body routine?
    Deadlift is the only lift I do that really hits the back, and apart from cable crunch is the only ab exercise.

  4. If you are having trouble completing a workout you normally have no trouble with then something is up. You are either coming down with something or have taxed your system too much. No matter which it is the answer is the same. Back off a little. If you are sick no point in possibly extending it and if you are overworked no point in digging a bigger hole to crawl out of. Take a day off, or at least go easy for a while till you feel strong again. If you find yourself running into a wall sometimes the best idea is to take a step back and look for the door.



  5. Thanks- I'll see if I feel any better tomorrow- I think I might just have a cold.
    If I still feel crap I'll take tomorrow off and rest until Monday.
    I would like to take a week off but its nearly christmas, so If I can try and last until christmas, then I can take a week off over the holiday which seems pretty cool!
    Thanks, I'll bear that in mind for the next time I get sick too
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Size:  62.0 KBHey so thought I'd give an update of everything
    I had to go see an nhs dietician today, I now weigh 61.4 kg or 135 pounds(with shoes)
    my bmi is 20.2 roughly so I dont have to go again(still seeing uni nutritionist though)
    I currently feel quite ill,think I picked up a virus this morning so had to skip gym, if I feel better tomorrow I'll go instead
    heres some pics

  7. Good job! nice here to read that,waitting for anther good article like this, keep on!!!

  8. Quote Originally Posted by nrvvhjvx View Post
    Good job! nice here to read that,waitting for anther good article like this, keep on!!!
    Thanks!

  9. Hey I just wanted to say Merry Christamas and thanks to all the help everyones given me.
    I really appreciate all the help everyones given me, I'll try and send some of you a pm as well.
    Thanks for all your help and I hope you all have an awesome Chrsitmas

  10. Quote Originally Posted by coolguy1993 View Post
    Hi I have a few questions about tiredness,fatigue and workout
    Today I was doing my upper body split and I usually spend about an hour and a half to 2 hours doing this (including 10 minute cardio at start).
    You really don't need your workouts to be 2 hours. an hour is enough, in and out!

  11. Quote Originally Posted by Chub View Post
    You really don't need your workouts to be 2 hours. an hour is enough, in and out!

    haha yeah I found this out the hard way but I've cut my workouts down in time and concentrating on quality rather than quantity (so maybe 25 sets instead of 40) this seems to make me less tired.

  12. I think a hard thing for many to grasp, especially new guys, is that less can be more.

  13. yeah I'll try and be more sensible as opposed to stupid sets lol
    Happy New Year everyone!

  14. Hey thought I'd give a quick update:
    My weights been up and down a bit: I made it to 135 pounds (61.5kg) 2 weeks ago and today I was 134 (61.1kg) which I don't understand but I've been getting a lot stronger and think I look a bit bigger.Name:  2013-01-31 22.35.09.jpg
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  16. Your physique has definitely improved. By this time next year you could easily be hovering around 160+. Im sorry that you suffer from an eating disorder, this can be very difficult to overcome and it takes time. Little goals here and there are better to help you get to the end goal. My wife deals with teens who have eating disorders weekly through her internship and clinicals as a counselor in her grad program. I hear about the issues they deal with from her, not specifics as this would violate her professional relationship with clients, and it seems to me that you would benefit greatly from meeting regularly with a counselor who specializes in eating disorders or body dysmorphia issues. Especially if you could find one that has knowledge of nutrition and exercise as well and encourages both.

    Keep updating bud as this will also help you stay accountable to yourself with the added bonus of positive criticism from others. Ignore the haters, theyre always around...
    Independent Review

  17. Not being a dick but, tanning beds don't hurt us men either bro!
    Follow me on instaGram @reedskin

  18. Quote Originally Posted by PalmFist View Post
    Your physique has definitely improved. By this time next year you could easily be hovering around 160+. Im sorry that you suffer from an eating disorder, this can be very difficult to overcome and it takes time. Little goals here and there are better to help you get to the end goal. My wife deals with teens who have eating disorders weekly through her internship and clinicals as a counselor in her grad program. I hear about the issues they deal with from her, not specifics as this would violate her professional relationship with clients, and it seems to me that you would benefit greatly from meeting regularly with a counselor who specializes in eating disorders or body dysmorphia issues. Especially if you could find one that has knowledge of nutrition and exercise as well and encourages both.

    Keep updating bud as this will also help you stay accountable to yourself with the added bonus of positive criticism from others. Ignore the haters, theyre always around...
    Thanks very much.
    I got weighed today (get it every 2 weeks by dietician) and I actually lost 1 pound (around 133.5) even though I look bigger and am lifting more, but thats just a blip and I'll add an extra 100-200 calories on.
    Yeah I fel I probably had body dysmorphia- I have 2 disfigured ribs that sticks out very far (the bottom 2) that makes it look like I have a gut when I wear shirts but I don't. I also have a really long neck which makes me looked hunch even though I have a very straight back. This probably gave me confidence issues that led to the disorder.
    I don't know if I would reach 160 since I have a naturally small frame, I've been told I won't et much bigger but I think I could make 150.

    n terms of lifting, I can do double my bodyweight with some things- I weigh 60kg and squat 95 but can do 115kg for 2 reps, I leg press 135kg, deadlft 95kg, bench 50kg so I'm getting stronger but still quite weak

  19. Quote Originally Posted by ReedSkin View Post
    Not being a dick but, tanning beds don't hurt us men either bro!
    Haha I'm from Scotland, I'm actually average from here lmao
    you should see me in Decmebr when I get the cold!

  20. you need more fat in your diet...skinny people that eat clean and are trying to gain weight are ridiculous....if you have a fast metabolisn then use your activity level to get you into or keep you in the shape you want to be in, dont worry so much about diet. slow down if you want to put on weight, sleep more, take naps, eat fatty foods that will help weight stick, use your training to help put the weight in the right places.

  21. Quote Originally Posted by GeraldNY181 View Post
    you need more fat in your diet...skinny people that eat clean and are trying to gain weight are ridiculous....if you have a fast metabolisn then use your activity level to get you into or keep you in the shape you want to be in, dont worry so much about diet. slow down if you want to put on weight, sleep more, take naps, eat fatty foods that will help weight stick, use your training to help put the weight in the right places.
    Thanks, at the moment I eat around 3200 calories, 200 gram protein, 450 carbs and about 90 fat
    How should I change my diet? In order to get more fat in should I cut down on the protein, carns or both?
    Thank you very much for your advice

  22. Quote Originally Posted by coolguy1993 View Post
    Thanks, at the moment I eat around 3200 calories, 200 gram protein, 450 carbs and about 90 fat
    How should I change my diet? In order to get more fat in should I cut down on the protein, carns or both?
    Thank you very much for your advice
    try something like 200g fat. it's really easy to get good fats in your diet. Peanut butter, coconut oil, steak, oily fish, EVOO etc. I go through 1kg of peanut a week when I'm training hard
    “We are what we repeatedly do. Therefore, excellence is not an act, but a habit.”

  23. Quote Originally Posted by Chub View Post
    try something like 200g fat. it's really easy to get good fats in your diet. Peanut butter, coconut oil, steak, oily fish, EVOO etc. I go through 1kg of peanut a week when I'm training hard
    200g of fats? thats like 1800 calories- I only eat 3200 calories so I would have to cut down on the protein and carbs pretty drastically. That would make my macros something like 60% fat, 20% protein and 20% carbs
    If you think it would work I could try it, I think 100g fat would maybe be better, so I can get 200g proetin and 400g carbs

  24. I got weighed again today (as I do every 2 weeks), since the last time I have gained 0.3kg (0.66 pounds) which brings me upto 61.1kg or 135 pounds- bearing in mind I lost weight the last 2 time I was weighed(0.4kg 4 weeks ago and 0.3kg 2 weeks ago) I'm quite pleased.
    My strength has plateaued over the last 2 weeks and hasn't changed but my nutrionist has said that is normal and I will start getting strongger again soon- I'm lifting more than double than I was 4 months ago (some cases almost treble) so I suppose a plateau was inevitable.
    Heres some progress pictures, I'm not sure if you can see it clearly but my chest is very vascular- I counted at least 9 verins on it but the photo isn't clear- my chest is definately getting bigger which is great because it makes my weird disfigured rib cage look less prominnent (my bottom ribs stick out very far and top go in)

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