Bodyweight Training

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  1. procrastinator

    procrastinator New Member

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    I was wandering. Is it possible to build any appreciable mass solely through bodyweight training? Obviously its not gonna turn a person into Arnold or anything like that, but would it be possible to add a stone or so over a year?

    Also, how important is stretching before and after a workout, and what sort of stretches do you guys do?

    Im only about 9 stone, and I'm aiming for 10/10 1/2. Do think its possible through just bodyweight exercises, or do I have to hit the weights?
     
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    I suggest you change whatever 9 stones are to a real measurement
     
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    9x14 = 126lbs.
     
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    umm, it is a 'real' measurement

    1 stone = 14 pound
     
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    I would say that you'll have to hit the weights if you want to put on 20 lbs of muscle.
     
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    Leo95SE The OMINOUS one

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    funny how the ton caught on, but not the stone :)

    yet another reason for us all to be on the metric system.
     
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    Sorry. Im in Scotland. Its pretty much the standard measurement for weight here in Britain.
     
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    Dips and chins/pullups are good mass builders, but to put on serious mass you would want to utilize a complete workout with weights.
     
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    Im roughly 5'8 I think. Not had my height measured in a year or so though, could be 5'9. Tried single leg squats... bloody hard. I do loads of chins, and Im just starting to get into the dips.

    Cheers for the help.
     
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    Scotland is Britain? I thought Britain was England. WHAT THE HELL IS GOING ON :ugh: :ugh:
     
  11. bigbadben

    bigbadben I rule you

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    England is a country. Britain is the whole island.
     
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    Its more like different states than anything else. Scotland does have its own parliment now, but a lot of the laws are still decided down in London.
     
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    OOooohhhhhh, I made a gross miscalculation.......
     
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