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  1. Ix dOc xI

    Ix dOc xI New Member

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    Well I've been on OT.com for a while now, mainly lurking the Hot Deals section, but now I have entered the Fitness & Nutrition section in need of some guidance.

    Im 16 years old, about 5'7/8, 120lbs, pretty much im scrawny. Ive decided I want to get in better shape, I have pretty much only 2 goals, gain some weight and some muscle. This is where you guys kick in. I dont have any equipment and I dont have any time to go to the gym (with school & work). What would be the best way to achieve these goals? I want to workout my bicepts/abs, pretty much have a decent body overall. Are there any excersises without equipment that I can do as a starting point? (pushups, situps, pullups?) Also what would be the healthiest way to gain some weight without getting 'fat'?

    Sorry for any stupid questions, but like I said I dont have much experience with any of this stuff. Any input is appreciated.
     
  2. princess0fdiabl0

    princess0fdiabl0 The Hairy Animal

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    No. You need to devote time to this. Not that much time, but time. To see any real gains, you will need equipment of some sort. Any other basic advice will be found in the archives and your questions answered there.
     
  3. Damn it Bobby

    Damn it Bobby .

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    you're going to have to hit the gym
     
  4. knucks

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    Pretty scrawny? My friend, I've wrestled 5'7-5'8" 135pounders, and they were skinny. You are a stick.

    Like Shaolin said, you have to hit the gym.
     
  5. Ix dOc xI

    Ix dOc xI New Member

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    lol its true i guess...

    i dont have much time to hit the gym, so i guess i could focus my time on gaining some weight, any suggestions? ill probably end up buying some equipment in the future to start.
     
  6. Pork Chop Sandwiches

    Pork Chop Sandwiches Extraordinary Member

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    I see a couple outcomes to this story: 1) You will make time to work out and better yourself, 2) You will be scrawny.

    I can't imagine, at 16, not having 45-60 free minutes a day. Can't imagine that at any age.
     
  7. Gutrat

    Gutrat "GET DOWN..."

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    Don't tell me that you don't have 45 minutes at least 3 times a week. You have to goto the gym. Your in high school right? There is no way you are overloaded with work. That's just not possible. People some how get this idea in their heads that anyone that is relatively "buff", that they go to the gym 24/7. Check out the stickies, and start eating. Posting pictures will help evaluate how scrawny you really are...but...for the moment eat somethign and start making a routine.
     
  8. ralyks

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    Eat. Eat. Eat. Get a gym membership, stop posting on OT and watching cartoons, and go spend 45minutes in a gym on the weekends and one day of the week.
     
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    I'm assuming you are in high school, most high schools have some sort of weight room for the athletic program. At my school it was open in the mornings before school mainly for athletes but also for anybody who was interested. Find out when it is open or take a "strength and coditioning class" (a common high school elective). If for some reason they say you have to be an athlete to use the weights druing non-school hours tell them you want to wrestle and need to get in shape, but that means when tryouts come around you will probably have to go out for it. Thats not a bad thing though, its more exercise and of all the sports I played in high school, it was my favorite.

    Cliffs: Man up and find a way, you're in high school and always have free time.
     
  10. Ix dOc xI

    Ix dOc xI New Member

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    I go to school from 830 to 230, after school I work from 3-8. I get home do my hw or whatever I have to do and usually end up calling it a day. Im sure gyms are open late but I dont have any method of transportation other than walking and the closest gym is probably a half hours walking distance. The only option I see available is as mention my school does have a weight room and im not too sure but I do believe its open in the morning. For now im going to try go gain some weight before hitting the gym, what routines would you guys suggest? Normally I have a small breakfast in the morning, lunch around 12, then dinner at 8 and occasionally ill eat something at work. Any foods in particular I should focus on?
     
  11. Perkwunos

    Perkwunos Dog Bones OT Supporter

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    what do u do saturday and sunday?
     
  12. Ix dOc xI

    Ix dOc xI New Member

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    Saturday I work from 9-6 sunday I dont really do much, hang out with friends or whatever.
     
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    Your mornings are open, possibly lunch, a good chunk of saturday and all sunday, "not enough time" is no excuse.
     
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    In the time you sat at your computer to wait for a response, you could have finished you workout. Get a cab, ride a bike, do what it takes. Get motivated. Excuses are the product of a weak will and mind. GOGOGOGO. :run:

    house -----> :gtfo2: -----> Outside
     
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    *Ambiorix* New Member

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    you work mon - fri from 3 - 8? If you just take one day off say wednesday you could get a nice schedule going. Every wed and sun you could hit the gym hard while eating a lot during the week. Maybe instead of taking wed completely off you could arrange to leave around 4 or 5. Tell your bosses its something you have to do, like help your parents out with their business or somthing. If you want it bad enough you can do it.

    Believe me, once you start getting used to hitting the gym youll becaome addicted to it. I dont feel right anymore if I miss a workout day, it bothers me. But its a fabulous feeling. 100 times better than not cutting a day off from work.
     
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    Ix dOc xI New Member

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    Ok that was just retarded, I posted it a bit before midnight, im not going to be going to the gym that late...
     
  18. Ix dOc xI

    Ix dOc xI New Member

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    Thank you, this is by far the best reply as of yet. I thought it over and I talked to a friend of mine and looks like we might be hitting the gym sat evening and sunday, and possibly tues or wed (gotta talk to my boss first).

    What would be a good starting point once I hit the gym? How long is the average workout?
     
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