Tried everything...... help ?
07-18-2008 03:57 PM
Post a normal day diet and what you are eating at each meal. carbs/protein/fat in grams.
A few shakes isn't going to cut it.
07-18-2008 04:00 PM
Okay sweet. Yea i appreciate tha info. you think 20 lbs in a year? wow, but yea ONE last question ive had a lottta mixed results from but im killin' to know, the guys you see in the mags...like the proffesional builders, jay cutler ronnie coleman etc, can you honestly get anywhere near that size WITHOUT steroids?
Originally Posted by suncloud
07-18-2008 04:02 PM
Running with the Big Boys
07-18-2008 04:07 PM
Originally Posted by ReaperX
lol thats difficult but i can do my best...
breakfast : Bowl of cereal (Whole grain something or other) non fat milk.
snack : protien shake, salmon rolls
lunch: Chicken breast, rice, veggies, bread and butter
snack: protien shake
dinner: Pasta, spagetti, garlic bread, glass of milk etc
and a protien shake before i go to bed...
07-18-2008 04:08 PM
Originally Posted by Rodja
didnt think so, thanx.
07-18-2008 04:23 PM
add carbs to first two protein shakes. DO NOT add carbs to your last, as it blunts Growth Hormone release. You cannot get massive like the pro's without steroids, and DO NOT take them or pro hormones pre 21 minimum, 25 ideally, as you can permanently shut down your natural testosterone production from them if you're not careful, and will decrease natural testosterone production for the rest of your life at your age. you have enough in your system as it is at your age. and 20 pounds is my guess from what you will gain from:
1 - altering your workouts to include more mass gainers
2 - drinking water
3 - cutting out a lot of processed foods
4 - cutting down soda
5 - not drinking alcohol
6 - being young with massive testosterone rates as it is and including more squats, deadlifts, and barbell bench.
its just like going to the gym for the first two months. its not unusual to gain 10 pounds, then it stops or slows down. usually those people are not eating clean. if you eat clean and do the right workouts, i would guess 20 pounds would be an expected gain after a year. correct me if i'm wrong here folks. lastly, add whole eggs (2-3) to your breakfast. it is proven that you need cholesterol to gain muscle, in fact, more than the RDA includes (remember those are averages - cubicle workers, not a gym rat), and eggs are a perfect source. also, you need more protein for breakfast than milk.
07-18-2008 04:26 PM
You might want to consider changing up your diet.
07-18-2008 04:57 PM
Originally Posted by Inarius
I agree.....stay away from alcohol. It is bad for you if your are trying to gain muscle....and especially at the age of 16.
07-18-2008 05:27 PM
mmmm. i figuredd.... ive gotten alotta that.... but surely in moderation it cant be THAT bad...? what about at like dinners and parties and stuff?
Originally Posted by manny1010
07-18-2008 08:36 PM
once again depends how often. I would pass it up, especially at 16. It is definitely not helping you at all.
07-20-2008 03:05 PM
Okay, just real quick im curious....is my schedule good.....i mean i know its an acceptable option but ive been doing it for quite a while now outta habit and i wonder if its the BEST option
typically i train 5 days a week, monday through friday, and take saturday and sunday off. i train in the mornings, and get over 8 hours sleep on the weekend days. wddya think ?
07-20-2008 03:16 PM
yep. should be fine - just make sure you're putting in the mass builders in your routine. most of us i think train 5x a week - the only exceptions are the DC trainers, and the 5x5 trainers.
07-20-2008 03:20 PM
Okay sweet. whats DC trainers? and okay there should be a mass builder of some type EVERY day right?
07-20-2008 03:34 PM
DC is a different style than what you want, simply because of your age, and the amount of time you've been working out - look it up though for when you turn 18-19, and have some serious two years of weights behind you.
if you want to gain mass, i would start off with at least one mass gainer workout PER MUSCLE GROUP WORKED - for example, when i do arms, i superset 4 mass gainers - 2 for tri's, 2 for bi's. i start off with dips and chin ups (both with 35 lb plate), then do close grip bench supersetted with barbell curls. it got me pretty big (considering my mini-frame), and at your age with the test flowing like mad, will really make a difference.
they should also be at the start of your workout, since they are the most important for mass, it stands to logic that you'd want to do as many of them with as much weight as you can before you do anything else.
07-20-2008 03:44 PM
an exact sample of my arm workout would be:
chin ups | | grip
close grip bench
wide grip barbell curl
blasters - underhand "W" bar grip
leaning forward cable curl
tricep pushdown "^" bar
close grip barbell curl
reverse grip preacher curl
chin ups (close grip)
then again, i'm an ecto with a crapload of endurance - genetics play a big role on what you need to do at the gym. my dad ran 10k's until he was 50 - 6 foot and 160 lbs, and my mom is 60 now, and is just under 105 lbs. i have actually put on over 50 lbs from weight training from what i graduated HS with (127 lbs), and have only been seriously lifting for two years - before that was just whenever i wanted to, with not much of a plan behind it. again, thats why i said earlier that with cutting out drinking alcohol, drinking water, eating a lot better, training properly, post workout shake with carbs - doing all those things, and being at 16, you can EASILY get 20 lbs on you this year.
07-22-2008 04:05 PM
CEL Rep (Z's lacky)
Someone calculate his BMR and maintenance, I dont have my spreadsheets on this computer. Sounds like we need to straighten out his food intake.
The only exercises you really need right now:
Overhead BB press (STANDING, NO SMITH, not the seated one either)
Flat BB bench press (NO SMITH!!!)
BB row (NO SMITH, NO T-BAR)
Dips (WEIGHTED, don't add weight until you can do at least 10 on your own body weight)
Pull ups/Chin ups (WEIGHTED, don't add weight until you can do at least 10 on your own body weight)
Back Squat (NO SMITH!!! Parallel to the floor or dont bother)
Deadlift (NO SMITH!!!)
Screw your ab work, screw direct arm work and screw decline exercises. Worry about Iso movements later. Don't ever waste your time on a smith machine again. Moving weight is worthless if you can't stabilize it yourself.
07-22-2008 04:45 PM
make very good friends with peanut butter tis cheap loaded with calories and protein/god fats
Originally Posted by bossdaddy92
07-23-2008 02:31 PM
mmmmmmm i really wish i could, it might be that holding beack but im deadly allergic to peanuts, almonds, most nuts acctually.....
Originally Posted by dommer
07-23-2008 02:33 PM
Originally Posted by Usf97j4x4
really? .......... thats a different advice.... you think no abs....no arms etc? at all? and lol yea ill admit it i do use the smith machine..... :/ no good huh
but thats for the bulking part right? surely not cutting...?
07-23-2008 02:39 PM
most of us recommend chicken. not because we like it that much, more because of 2 hrs later you're hungry for more food. its pretty cheap too. also, if you are allergic to most nuts, check out and see if there's a "whole foods" or "trader joe's" in your area - sometimes they have similar things that they stock for people with allergies. or a health foods store (though they charge a lot). even though whole foods is pricey sometimes, i've seen soy protein bulk going for under 3 bucks a pound.
sunflower butter. for someone with your allergies.
Alternative Peanut Butter