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  1. Gli

    Gli i can has fast duck?

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    my whole life i've been a stick. super computer nerd body status, so this year before i go off to college, i thought i'd try to get in shape. so far i've been working out for about one-two months at the gym in my little housing community (it's free :greddy:)

    went from doing 20 pounds for dumble press to 50 pounds. for most of you 50 lb is nothing but i feel its a substantial amount for myself.

    any tips/pointers? i've been doing curls, dumbell presses (decline/incline), decline situps, shrugs, pulldown (on machine) and tri workout where you put the dumbell behind your head. anything else? looking to get more chest / abs. probably need to lose some body fat to get abs though

    don't have a before picture but imagine a really really really skinny teenager.

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    Where's the after picture?
     
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    my advice to you is to get a good routine and stick to it. along with eating and sleeping you'll be set for the next year or two.
     
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    Well, you are making progress and have only been lifting a few months... So that is something to be proud of.

    Just keep it up and work hard. Get a solid diet going, because diet is a big part of growth as well. Be sure to be eating a lot, and most importantly, getting a solid amount of protein in your body (especially after workouts).

    As for the lifting, start doing lowerbody (leg) workouts too. Not only will your legs get bigger/stronger, but working legs releases more testosterone than other muscle in the body. And when doing chest, focus on barbell stuff for the major part of your workouts and then when winding the chest workout down finish off on the dumbells.

    When trying to put on size core lifts like bench, squat, deadlift using freeweights are important. Pair that with a solid diet and you are good to go.
     
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    Gli i can has fast duck?

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    i guess you didn't understand what i meant by really really skinny computer nerd. :greddy:

    thanks to everyone else so far.

    there's this loaf of bread @ Albertson's that says it has 40g of protein in it, are they lying? I've been eating it after I workout and I make it into garlic bread and put whatever I have at the house on it.
     
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    the best way to see results fast is to be consistent and keep your diet in check

    it also wouldn't hurt to add some more back/legwork into the equation
     
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    Gli i can has fast duck?

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    what are some good basic back workouts? i had been meaning to ask that but forgot. i have the basic workout machine accessable and dumbbells up to 50lb
     
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    get a good protein supplement to take after your workout.
     
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    Typo for sure, unless it's whole whey instead of whole wheat...

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    Sgt. Ownage you gon' be just fiiiine

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    well if its a whole loaf youre eating, it probably has 40g protein but its incomplete
     
  12. Gli

    Gli i can has fast duck?

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    lol @ whole whey

    what do you mean by incomplete? better to eat 40g in meat than in bread?
     
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    deadlifts, bent-over rows, lat pulldown, etc. for back
     
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    Just ate a can of chilli with beans, half a pack of crackers, with some chedder cheese.. probably 35 grams of protien. Tasted damn good too. Fills me up just nicely.

    Check out my "back progress pics" thread.. it's probalby on page 3.
     
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    Yes.
     
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