Skinny guy started working out
- 06-09-2008, 04:11 PM
Skinny guy started working out
My first post. Always getting good info so I decided to say thanks. I started working out seriously in January and without all the great info and great people here on AM, I probably wouldn't be where I am now. Anyways, here I am now. I know my diet sucks and I'm working on it and I'll take some pics of my walking sticks later. Please let me know what I could be doing better. Thanks!!
Edit: In January I weighed 148 and now I weigh 160...no idea about bf because I don't really think I need to worry about that right now.
Last edited by rick james; 06-09-2008 at 04:19 PM. Reason: updated weight
- 06-09-2008, 05:49 PM
Progress looks great! You're definitely doing something right I know you said your diet is weak, if you post up what it looks like we can give you some suggestions/tips.
Everybody has a few favourite healthy snack foods that can let you get in those extra cals in addition to nutrients! For me it's my meatloaf-on-the-go
12 lbs in 4-5 months might be partly beginner gains (i.e. when you just straight a workout program) but with focus you can keep adding those pounds on no problem!
06-09-2008, 05:54 PM
06-09-2008, 07:25 PM
06-09-2008, 07:29 PM
Dang bro, awesome work for five months!
"I am legally blind and if I can Squat,deadlift and over all get myself to the gym then anyone can get their a$$ in gear and get strong!!" - malleus25
06-09-2008, 08:15 PM
Thanks guys. I'm sure it all newbie gains but I'll take what I can get! Here is another pic of my version of flexed
06-09-2008, 08:22 PM
06-09-2008, 08:26 PM
Like I said before, my diet ain't so good. In the morning I try to drink a shake consisting of 2 cups of nonfat milk, 2 scoops on ON whey protein, 2 cups (80 grams) oats, 2 tablespoons of peanut butter, and 2 tablespoons of honey. I also drink that before I go to bed. Post workout I drink a protein shake with 2 scoops. The rest of the day I don't eat a lot because I don't have an appetite. I tried the Blackhole pills but they didn't seem to work. Any suggestions??
06-09-2008, 08:28 PM
just eat anyways. Dont eat kuz your hungry eat bekuz its feeding time! i 4got who said that but its a good one though.
06-09-2008, 08:30 PM
I bought the bulk CEE, AEE, and citruline malate from Nutraplanet and I was making my own pills but I stopped after about a month. I was megadosing fish oil but now I only take about 4 or 5g a day and a multi-vitamin. I know a lot of you hate it but I also drink n.o.explode pre-workout...it seems to help in the energy dept. That's about it...besides the protein post workout.
06-09-2008, 08:33 PM
dont over kill fish oil. nothing wrong with no explode. i used to use it but i didnt like the way it sat in my stomach. Have you tried just using a weight gainer? instead of regular shakes. maybe that could increase the amount of calories you get in a day.
06-09-2008, 08:36 PM
I was going to get some weight gainer but I am trying to force myself to eat "real" food. Obviously I need to try harder!!
06-09-2008, 09:42 PM
well like i said dont eat kuz ur hungry eat kuz its feeding TIME!! but try to get your diet down first. if you need help just let us know.
06-10-2008, 10:40 PM
i think you when you run out of your no explode you should look into Ragnarok by MST, ive used both and i love the rag! its also cheaper than no explode!
06-10-2008, 10:49 PM
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06-14-2008, 02:43 AM
The shake I have been drinking is just about the same as you guys have suggested except I use 2 cups (80g) of oats instead of one and I also you 2 TBS of honey. As for the oral...I only get that one from the wife I read here that I should wait for a year or 2 before I go the PS route. I would try the Rag but I just ordered RPM so I'm going to give that a try first. I'm an entrepreneur (read: unemployed) so I have to take it easy on buying supps for now....
06-15-2008, 12:54 PM
06-16-2008, 02:09 PM
your hairline seems to have receded a bit from before to after. and your results are astounding for not having a diet that would normally facilitate such progress.
but great job nonetheless. keep at it, and show us pictures a few months from now.
06-16-2008, 03:01 PM
Thanks Manimalia! It's a "Russian" haircut...All my hair is rushin' to the back of my head (that's supposed to be funny). It's a lot more noticeable now with shorter hair. I'm 31 and have a receding hairline AND a lot of white hair too. I think it's from my 10 years in the military...
Last edited by rick james; 06-16-2008 at 03:02 PM. Reason: I can't type
07-03-2008, 09:46 PM
nice im not gay observing you but, look around the belly button on the 1st pics. You can obviously tell he seriosuly tightened up his stomach and has a nice set of abs. Keep up the good work
07-10-2008, 12:34 AM
07-10-2008, 12:49 AM
That's the biggest visual difference I've ever seen 12lbs make! Kudos! You were lean to begin with, but you deff went from looking like a track sprinter to looking much more beefy and strong. Good ****. Very nice work man, keep it up, and if you really did not use an oral and are going to wait a couple years, BIG respect for that, I got no doubts by the time you do you will be a tank. Stay strong.
07-10-2008, 01:05 AM
I really appreciate the compliments. It wasn't easy - especially since I don't eat enough. Maybe next year this time I'll do an oral but not until I get my sh*t straight and my diet in check. I think at this time, it would be a waste since I still have a lot that I can do naturally (even though I'm 31). It's really tempting to pick up some Epistane/Havoc since it seems to be pretty mild and people are getting good gains but almost everyone says to wait.
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