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gaining muscle?

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by vtragweed, Jan 10, 2009.

  1. Jan 10, 2009 at 2:43 PM
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    vtragweed

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    i recently received a gym membership for christmas, but it seems like no matter how much i work out i dont get any bigger. does anyone here take any kinda supplements to get faster gains?
     
  2. Jan 10, 2009 at 3:08 PM
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    Protein helps a lot, either before or after a workout.
     
  3. Jan 10, 2009 at 3:20 PM
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    So - you've only been working out for what, 2 weeks?

    You expect to build bigger muscles in 2 weeks? Do you really think it's THAT easy?

    Body builders & weight lifters spend tons of time - YEARS - of building their mucles and building bulk. And regular work outs to keep their muscles big. Along with proper diet too.

    Do some research and find some muscle building forums - you'll probably be surprised of how much work it takes. But - anyone can do it if you put your mind to it.
     
  4. Jan 10, 2009 at 3:23 PM
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    ive actually been at it now for almost 6 months, i can tell some. i just thought the process would be a lil faster then its going
     
  5. Jan 10, 2009 at 3:27 PM
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    how much time are you spending in the gym? what kind of work outs are you doing? how often do you go? if you are going to take supplements you need to be taking 100% whey protien, creatine, glutamine, and amino acids. those are your 4 basics. diet is VERY important. what are you eating, when are you eating and how much are you eating? all of things these are vital to seeing big gains.
     
  6. Jan 10, 2009 at 3:28 PM
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    I'm not one of those guys that try to build big muscles but I work out on a regular basis to stay in shape. I take Halodrol and drink the premixed muscle milk protein. I work on shaping Mon, Wed, and Fri then do cardio on Tue and Thur and sometimes on the weekends with the family. I would say if you are looking just to gain bulk do the typical more weight and less reps. Find out your baseline then start there and push your limits without hurting yourself. Like I said I'm not a big guy but I like to think I'm in descent shape. Hope it helps some.
     
  7. Jan 10, 2009 at 3:33 PM
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    discipline and diet are the keys. dedicate yourself to the gym for 2-4 hours a day. 4-5 days a week. alternate body parts. ex: back-biceps one day, chest-triceps the next. less weight more reps tones you up. more weight and less reps builds bulk. its a lot of hard work but it has its rewards.and here is something to check out to help you out

    http://www.houseofmuscle.com/spnusu.html

    edit: if you want faster results try hgh or even steroids
     
  8. Jan 10, 2009 at 3:36 PM
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    Unless you have been in the gym alot and by alot I mean over a year and on good training regiment. You are wasting money. You should be getting stronger in 6mo but serious gains take along time. Strengh gains come pretty fast and untill you get stuck at a certian wieght or reps wait for supplements. I learned this the hard way you buy everything the guy says at GNC and you still wont see gains in size unless you put the time in. Now with that said I should take my own lazy ass to the gym cuz I have a serious case of winter body.
     
  9. Jan 10, 2009 at 3:42 PM
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    +1 to what everyone has been saying, but also remember muscle memory. Each time you work out the same muscle change your sets and reps up so your muscles don't get used to the workout. If you don't do this you will hit a very long plateau. Keep at it bud
     
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    ive bein going for 3 months now 4 to 5 days a week bout 2hrs a day.. 3 days of weights and 2 for cardio. Ive gained quite abit in that time, bout 6 lbs. I was doing the 100% whey protien but now on wheybolic extreme 60 protien. It says ull gain 30% in strength and size and helps muscles repair faster. U mite want to try that. It seems to be working better for me. Give it time but ull get there.
     
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    Number One try to break up your workouts to maximize your gains. Number 2 Put a big muscle group with a smaller one Ex. Chest and Triceps. Number 3 Make sure you give the muscles 5-7 days of rest before you work that particular group out again. Number 4 You need to be at failure at 6-8 reps or 8-10 depending on what you want from your workout. Number 5 go buy Arnold Schwartzenegger's big silver book on working out.(I dont know the name just google it or amazon it, Really good info) Number 6 Get you some good protein (Nitrotech is a good one.)That should get you on your way.
     
  12. Jan 10, 2009 at 4:51 PM
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    grrr...
    fudge the diet jazz. sounds like you one of those dudes who are skinny and cant gain weight. sounds like you need more calories and carbs in your diet, so your body uses that up rather than muscle tissue. you need to do a lot less reps at a almost max weight.

    kinda like a long distance runner trying to bulk up like a body builder. or a body builder trying to run 20 miles.
     
  13. Jan 10, 2009 at 7:16 PM
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    What he said. You need to figure out what type of body you have (ectomorph, endomorph or mesomorph) and do a routine for that body type. Genetics is probably the biggest limiting factor to what kind of results you'll see.
    http://www.bodybuildingpro.com/bodytype.html

    You should also examine your bodybuilding routine. For example, how many repetitions do you pump when doing bicep curls. If you can do 12 or more reps, you need to bump up the weight (high reps are more condusive to toning). If you can only do 6 or less, you need to reduce the weight (risk of injury). Optimal would be 8-10 reps for any given exercise with the last two being difficult.

    One of the guys on the forum was heavily into bodybuilding (I think he competed). You might try pm'ing him and see if he has some helpful advice (GTiVR6r). Here's a shot from his gallery:
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  14. Jan 10, 2009 at 7:17 PM
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    lol, thought of that already, no go man. i would like like the use of my boys later on, even though theyve alreay got me in trouble.
     
  16. Jan 10, 2009 at 7:22 PM
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  17. Jan 10, 2009 at 7:23 PM
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    i said it because i was surprised that it hadn't come up yet.

    plus i dont have any knowledge on the subject.
     
  18. Jan 11, 2009 at 2:05 AM
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    grrr...
    all/most of the negative effects can be taken away with strong anti-estrogen meds. balding, man boobs, smaller pecker/package, mood swings, all of that, but i think the ache of the face and back still is a problem. basically when your body starts making more testrone (sp? wtf?) the body also makes more estrogen(sp? wtf?) which brings all the "myths" and bad effects with the juice.

    PS: i hope you dont want to get that big as the dude in the pic above. unless you want to pick up chicks (more than half dont like that much muscles), or lose almost all of your stamia (if you get in a fight, you better pray you knock them out in the first 20 swings, after that, your useless), or make up for some lack size in other places.
     
  19. Jan 11, 2009 at 2:34 AM
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    go to GNC and buy a case of drinks called "Muscle Milk".

    eat a bunch, drink a shake, and do your work out.
     
  20. Jan 11, 2009 at 3:02 AM
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    grrr...
    actually you should have some calories to burn before a workout, and then pig out after wards, thats when your muscles are like sponges.
     
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