Genetics + Height + Weight Gain v.PICs + Qs

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  1. rolandal

    rolandal New Member

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    Hey F&N -

    First time to this board, and I've read through a bunch of the stickied noob guides and stuff. Been reading a bunch of the other posts and I keep hearing genetics being brought up. I have a bunch of questions regarding what you guys think I can accomplish with hardwork and dedication, but it might help if I give you guys some background info.

    I've been a swimmer and waterpolo player my whole life. You can probably see how tall I am, but I am 6'9''. In my earlier pics, I was doing swimming and was really lean, but even at that weight I weighed about 210 pounds. In the "now" pictures I weight about 225 pounds. I have never really been able to gain weight, and have never watched what I ate or put into my body, but now that I am getting older (i.e. 23) I want to get in the best shape of my life. 1/2 the year I am in Cabo 1/2 the year in San Diego. In Cabo I dive almost everyday and that keeps me fit, but now that I am here I am just a student and need to find a way to keep fit.

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    Now on to the Qs:

    With my Genetics do you think I can ever get "big" ?
    Will I always remain the same "shape" so to say ?
    In regards to food, and whey protein, I will have to eat a shitload... at the moment I eat 3 meals a day, but that is what I have the appetite for, does eating become more of a chore for you guys?
    Protein intake, with my weight at 225, should I be ingesting at least 450g of protein? I have just started to look at some of the foods I eat and this is a freakin' ton of protein!!! Is protein shakes the only way?
    What is the best website to buy a good tasting whey, and flaxseed?
    What are some good books that are both motivational and informative?
    I am the worlds shittiest cook, easy recipes anywhere?

    Thanks :)
     
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    With my Genetics do you think I can ever get "big" ? Yes, as long as you eat properly and lift heavy.
    Will I always remain the same "shape" so to say ? Not sure what you mean.
    In regards to food, and whey protein, I will have to eat a shitload... at the moment I eat 3 meals a day, but that is what I have the appetite for, does eating become more of a chore for you guys? Eating only became a chore when I was cutting.
    What is the best website to buy a good tasting whey, and flaxseed? www.bulknutrition.com

    Make sure you go through the stickies and archives. Believe it or not, there is a lot of good info in them :eek3:
     
  3. Phineas Q Stork

    Phineas Q Stork Active Member

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    You can look big but you are gonna have to weigh a good amount more than you do right now. Also, you don't need that much protein
     
  4. Nev

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    lifting made you hairy and tan :eek3:
     
  5. rolandal

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    I have never lifted in my life... And by same shape I mean tall and lanky ?
     
  6. rolandal

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    I've never weighed more than 225 in my life. What do you think should be my target weight? How likely is it that I can bulk and stay relatively lean?
     
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    not calling you a liar but...

    you don't look anywhere near 225lbs

    I'm 6'5'' and I bulked up from 168 to 250, I was also a tall lanky guy. Just eat a lot of lean foods. Do compound movements... etc
     
  8. AaronOC

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    he is 6'9 :ugh: fucking 06's
     
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    DatacomGuy is moving to Canada

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    6'9? fuck it. There are no big tall guys. I mean unless you look at like WSM competitors. Just lift heavy and eat big. Don't overthink it.
     
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    Lift heavy and eat.
     
  12. Phineas Q Stork

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    You sir, are a cock bitch
     
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    My av is so small you can't see it!
    i could beleive him to be 225. 6'9 is some serious fucking height.
     
  14. rolandal

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    This is the reason why I took the picture with the door to my room in the background. Dunno if you noticed it or not ;)

    Lean foods? (chicken?)(tuna?)

    Compound movements? Remember I am a complete noob at this . . .
     
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    Because of my crazy long arms, is this going to make things heavier to lift from a physics perspective? I have been thinking that by doing a bench press I would have to lift it 5 feet from my body instead of the 1 foot most smaller guys do ? Maybe I am overthinking it . . . I need something like a good noob book or guide, and a cookbook because I don't cook and have to learn how/get motivated to . . .
     
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    darkostoj NEEEERRRRDDDDSSSS

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    get yourself arnolds bible. Its a good beginners guide. Some of the things in there aren't that great so thats why I say use it as a guide, but the bulk of the info is great for a noob
     
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    Any particular parts that I shouldn't "listen" too, or is it all pretty much correct ?
     
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    I hope there is a typo in there... you're 9 inches taller then me - I don't see how this equates to a 4 foot difference in arm reach:ugh: :rofl:

    You're arm span should roughly equal your height - divide in two and subtract chest width... you're likely pushing the bar 2.5 - 3 feet max...
     
  19. toeshoes

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    You certainly don't look 225 lbs. I think you're perfect, exactly perfect :big grin:
     
  20. Toxicity

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    My av is so small you can't see it!
    ^^ Dont fucken listen, no matter what. Time to bulk.
     
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  22. rolandal

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    Well . . . maybe not five feet, but definitly more than a yard :noes:
     
  23. Sam Gamgee

    Sam Gamgee Every tool is a weapon if you hold it right. OT Supporter

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    what's wrong with your current look?
     
  24. rolandal

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    Nothing really. I've always wanted bigger lower & upperarms. Also a bigger chest, but that is mostly because I've been a swimmer and so my back is much more developed and it kinda slumps me forward a bit posture wise.

    Additionally I can't let my little kid brother get stronger than me, he is 6'11'' and 280 now :( Must always keep the big brother power :wiggle:
     
  25. Phineas Q Stork

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    How big does he look at 280?

    I would just get started on a basic bodypart split eating around 3000 calories a day and see where that takes you. Might not be enough food but it's a good place to start
     
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