I'm not kidding... everybody has a problem losing weight... but I have never crossed 148 pounds.... I'm 6 ft but only 142 pounds... I drink/eat everything... no effect.... I'm healthy... I can run 5 miles without breaking a sweat.... Just can't lift weights.... I wanna look great.... any suggestions welcome.
you can't lift weight? or can't lift a lot?
Start lifting weights. The weigh does not matter, what matters is you using the the weight correctly. After time you can slowly increase the weights you use. I hear protein shakes help.
I would love to trade places with you and have your problem. LOL j/k. Seriously are you sure you want to gain weight? My brother was like you, same height, same weight. He went on what he call carbo-loading (carbohydrates) and weight-lifting. Unfortunately, he slackened on the weight-lifting (I think). In less than a year, he went from tall and thin to tall and chubby .
Hi Jon, I have been writing hubs on bodybuilding and weight training for the last two years and you can go through my latest hub regarding the same info you are looking for: How to gain muscle: http://hubpages.com/hub/Bodybuilding-questions
Best of luck.
I am the same way. I was only heavy at one point of my life and it was because of a medication I was taking. When I was off the medication, my weight went back to my normal 115. I have no upper body strength, though. I have recently started going for really long walks in order to tone my legs. I am hoping that I can eventually tone my belly which would be nice.
Hello. I'm heavily involved with tennis. I have always been active. During the past 3 years I've tried building muscle mass. I succeeded the first year by drinking a large shake in the mornings and mid days with two cups of vanilla soy powder. This along with an amped up protein intake. I suggest this only for 6 months.
After 5-6 months, cut off the shake completely and start eating low fat cheese, yogurt, milk, icecream, lean meats, nuts, soybeans (fresh) peas, veggies,and fruits. I've kept a diet of loaded dairy, nuts, and veggies in the morning and late evening...and only eating carbs at breakfast so that it can break down in time for my work out. I go light on the carbs, and high on the protein. I'm vegetarian...and have only done dairy, nuts, fruits and veggies, and have managed to gain a good 10-15 pounds less than one year this way in muscle. ~ Good luck!
I had the same problem, although I'm guessing I'm a lot older than you. High protein and low carb diet. Lots of chicken, fish and red meat in moderation and do more weights. I eat my fish recipe 3 times a week. Check it out.
If you can't lift weights then I can't see how you're going to get any muscle gain.
Or if it's a case of "I can't lift heavy weights" then don't. Start with something you can handle. Build your strength, the muscle growth will come according to effort and genetic disposition.
No need for steroids you lucky boy! Here's what you do. Lift small weights and slowly increase as you are able, and nudge it a bit, or just do static exercises, like pushing and pulling one arm with the other. I know your build. very hard to get big, and hard on your heart if you do. You want that super strong wiry look that the girls adore on a frame like yours. I had a friend built just like you who worked like a dog from an early age. He stayed skinny as a youth, but was stronger than anyone I knew at the time. Work it, lightly at first, you will probably not even need more food. You should be able to get good muscle distinction and very nice muscles, as my friend did when he matured a bit. Just don't expect to get big. Hopefully you never will.
@Earnestshub I'm matured... gonna be 21 this Nov.... Body builders/athletes take steroids... not sure... how safe?..... all those guys around lifting heavy weights.... I wanna look like them... I wanna have good biceps, shoulders, chest.... I eat like a pig... dunno why I don't gain weight... I wanna look great.
John, I would be surprised if you could look like a big bodybuilder from what you have said. You are obviously fit, so you can build as much as you like, but it will take a lot of effort, and may I suggest that if you are fit you already look good! Steroids shorten many athletes lives, as you exceed your natural levels of testosterone and estrogen you will pay for it in kidney and liver damage amongst other health problems, i would not risk it. I am a lot older than you and have lost two friends who took a lot of steroids, both too young to die. my mate David was only 47 and Rene died at 57. both bodybuilders when younger.
You need to build muscle evenly, so if you are lifting weights, hard physical work is a great adjunct to gym work. We have so many little muscles that rely on the full range of movement to develop. These small muscles look fantastic, and will support you to increase your bigger muscle size as they increase strength substantially allowing you to lift more. I never bother with gyms anymore, i can find enough things in my home to use as weights!
if you really believe you want to stack it on, you will have to go at it with high protein diet hard workouts and a one day break in between to clear all the acid left in your system by the hard exercise. if you don't take breaks of a day in between hard workouts your muscles will not grow nearly as fast.You can buy protein especially designed to gain muscle. swimming is a good wind down too, and helps develop the body's smooth muscles. I can tell you that six months digging ditches is not half bad either. When I was boxing, it was the hard labor that gave me the extra stamina to go the distance. (3 x 3 minute rounds seems like a week if your in the ring with a heavy hitter ... and if you can work your muscles until they "sting like hell" you will see much quicker growth than if you don't push the pain barrier. I only boxed for my youth club. I did not lose a fight. I could not be stopped easily because of small muscle tone from my work .... makes you move a lot faster and hit a lot harder.My name is Ernest by the way, you may call me Ern.
Thanks Ernest..... Very good advice... I'm gonna stay away from steroids.
Judging from your pic you look awfully young...some of the difficulty will go away with maturity....then you will be middle aged like me and unable to keep the weight off! Good thing is you're a good looking guy...
better stay away from steroids...It does not help you build muscles, instead it causes water retention in some parts of the body. Some develops moon face or humps at the back of the nape.
Hey Jon, check out my hub on the P90X system or do a youtube search for P90X results. This is a fantastic body reconditioning system that is part diet and part exercise. No need of supplements or gym memberships...lol this sounds like a sales pitch but I use it myself and have had great results.
I have my 14 year old nephew on it and in just a few weeks in he has gained muscle mass as well as body mass. He was 102 lbs and now he's up to 119. He was so sick of being the skinny kid at school and when school starts up again in a few weeks his classmates are going to see a different kid (at least on the outside)
Yeah avoid the juice. "They make the jewels shrivel up like sun-dried tomatoes."
Have you ever watched "The Man Who's Arm Exploded"? I'm sure it's on YouTube.
I would try resistance training like everyone else has suggested. Like Richard said, I've also heard of success with the P90X system. Just keep increasing the weight slowly. What do you eat? Avoid junk food, increase protein and carb intake. Everyone's body is different.
Hey Colebabie I did not recommend training!You got it right with the juice, and as far as equipment goes, house bricks are good!
Training, exercising, lifting weights, same thing. I go to the gym in my complex, but home equipment and things lying around the house work just as well
Yes they do work don't they?
As a kid i worked very hard from an early age... that works too.
I work 60+ hours a week... gotta squeeze something ..... I pretty much eat anything.... including junk food.... I went to gym for 2 months... no results ... then due to my exams I had to take a break..... didn't renew my membership ... Thanks Ernest/Colebabie ... I gotta learn no pain no gain.
Heres my problem , I walk ,alot! no car no choice
But now Ive lost weight (some) and my legs are musclely ,yuk , I dont like all that muscle.
Its turned the fat into muscle, legs n bum great , belly -still jelly. Please dont say sit ups n crunches , isnt there something else??
You are more motivated than I am! Not sure if I can give you any advice other than just petal to the metal!
Oh, I know! Have car problems, not have public transportation and walk EVERYWHERE! (This is exactly how I lost 25 pounds, BTW. Beats paying for a gym membership.)
You can use lighter weights -- just do more repetitions of whatever type of lifting you are doing. So if you were using a 20 lob weight you might do 3 sets of 5 reps, but if you're doing 5 or 10lb weights, you'd do 3 sets of 10 or 15 reps. (Used to be married to a competitive body-builder.)
Use household items. When I am unloading groceries, I take the gallon of milk and do some exercises with it before putting it in the fridge. Have a baby? I've got great exercises where the baby is the weight. No kidding. And babies get a kick out of it!
That's what I did last year... lighter weights more reps.... just didn't work for me... maybe I'm too impatient for results.
Gotta go till it hurts Jon. Maybe you need a beautiful young lady in tow. Great motivation!
My GF looks perfect.. more ever she is always busy with school.. very difficult for us to sync.... even she works 2 PT jobs... but there're other hot chicks in Gym ... now don't tell my GF.
Jon, I am not suggesting you cheat Does your girlfriend like sport or exercising? Bike rides, swimming, all good. Have you considered using your girlfriend as a weight?
I was just kidding... eye candy "Great Motivation"... we do take bike rides sometimes... she is about 130 pounds but only 5' 6"... that makes me look much more thin besides her..... I can barely lift her.
I would not worry about it, JonTutor. ...I think many guys don't really start to put on weight/muscle, etc. until their late 20's. You are actually lucky--your types have a tendency, I think, to look good for a long time while other guys move past their prime much earlier, .
You might try some pull ups. That's what my bf has his string bean 15 year old do, to begin with, to build upper body strength...then move on to weights a little later.
I was pretty much in your situation a while ago quite tall and weighed nothing.
and I ended up putting on a lot of fat going mad with my carbohydrates for breakfast I would have like 1kg of pasta and 3-4 roast potatoes. but yeaa it was pretty much useless had to loose the fat I had put on.
you say you eat like a horse but don't put on weight. does this mean you eat tons throughout the day or just at set times breakfast, lunch , dinner.
the key for me was to eat medium sized meals every 2-3 hours and hit the gym:) good luck
With all physical activity, proper nutrition is key. To build muscle mass, you must do weight bearing excercises. Reps are important per set. At 8 reps, it builds muscle. At 10 reps, it builds power. At 12 reps, it builds strength. At 15 reps, it builds conditioning. Should be done in set of 3 with 60 seconds between each set. Form is essential or you will not work the proper muscles and their respective groups.
Perhaps for you. As a personal trainer, it is imperative to understand and to explain to clients how each movement affects their body, whether it will help them reach their goal or inhibit it. Each rep has to be done in proper form for it to work the muscles or the target will not be met. Anyone who has participated in a weight training program under proper guidance will have received this advice. Those who go to the gym and lift weights without being properly informed will, eventually, hurt their own bodies.
Bike rides, jogging and any other aerobic exercises will lead to, loosing weight and not gaining it.
If you want to gain some muscle weight you should stop jogging and swimming for a month and do only anaerobic exercises with heavy weights.
By heavy weights I mean the weight that you can lift no more than 8 times.
You should lift such weight 8 times and repeat this exercise 3+ times then switch to another exercise.
You should program your exercises so that you train only 2 groups of muscles during a workout.
For example one time you work only on biceps and back muscles.
The next time you work on your legs and shoulders and so on.
3 workouts per week is ok. You muscles will have one week to grow till your next workout.
Also you should eat more calories than you spend. Believe me you can gain weight on vegan diet.
I don't advice steroids and such because you will end up with health problems.
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