Newbie: 170lbs 6'3

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  1. cmendoza

    cmendoza New Member

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    I've been watching this forum for maybe the past 2 months and been reading and reading and reading... oh and READING.

    I tried to lift last year for 5 months but my diet was dirt and I didn't push myself very hard ... or atleast as hard so I should have been.

    I recently changed my diet to 3000 calories a day 200 grams of protein and tried to include Wheat bread and much MUCH more veggies / fruits.

    I rarely drink soda and get down a gallon every day of that good ole h20.

    Diet mostly includes chicken,eggs,veggies,peanut butter sandwiches, lean steak , nuts, many others foods.

    My problem is when it comes to the actual work out, I have a bench set and a curl bar and a 8lb medcine bal. I never played sports and not even sure how to do squats / dead lifts or even if i can with the simple set up I have.

    Yes it is embarrassing but I only max out at 140. I'm a little guy and been trying my hardest to gain weight.

    I've been reading the diffrent work outs but what should I do with this little set up, should i just bite the bullet and go to the gym? Should I just buy another 100 dollars in equipment and do what I can here? Also what type of work out should I impliment?


    Bonus question, I have a little brother who is 13 and weights 170 and is 5'9 or so and wants to play football next year so he is trying to get big as well. Any advice would be apperciated.


    yes some may think :mamoru: or :rofl:, but i'm trying to commit and really push myself.

    My goals are to be a solid 185, plan on being around for awhile and understand that this will be a long process.


    Btw also been taking whey 2 scoops a day.
     
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    Cliffs: Trying to get big.
     
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    where do you live? Unjless its shit ass podump USA, go to a gym, or buy equipment, atleast a power rack. YOU MUST DO SQUATS AND DEADLIFTS. And eat more

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    alright how much 1k calories more?
     
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    if you have room for a power rack, buy more weights... if not, join a gym

    track your calories and shit with www.fitday.com or www.itrainharder.com and don't try to ballpark... it doesn't work for shit, especially if you're new

    oh, and nobody's going to fault you for trying, as long as you really are trying
     
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    how much protein are you getting on a daily basis?
     
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    I'm looking in the 200 range. But I do need to step it up to 300.
     
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    keep track

    and yeah, i say join a gym... seriously...
     
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    nothing wrong with 200
     
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    only weigh yourself once a week, try to do it int he morning after you poop and pee
     
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    Only thing stopping me from joining a gym is my little brother he can't afford 35 bucks a month plus sorta intimidated and nobody is going to go with me, to spot or anything along those lines. ONLY thing stopping me, bu tI do feel I should start going.
     
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    well, it's either that or buy a power rack, those are your only options really
     
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    Alright I got some things to try out this week. I will update you guys in a week or so.
     
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    Going to look into a power rack this week, thanks apperciate your help. :bowdown:
     
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    www.newyorkbarbells.com
     
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    well... i can't help your brother with the monthly fees :rofl: but i can say that most people in the gym won't be bothered if you ask for pointers or a spot, as long as you aren't wasting their time
     
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    I know but I don't want to leave him behind yeah know.
     
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    3000 cals isn't going to get you anywhere fast.

    pick up the pace to 4-5k cals, do it healthy
     
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    how old are you?

    i'd look at buying some at-home equipment if you're going to be living there for a while and have space for it, then... that way, you two can work out together :dunno:

    oh, and look at http://www.exrx.net/Lists/WtMale.html to get some ideas
     
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    20 turning 21 in april, It's my parents rental I rent out 3 bedroom so I will be here for awhile. I have an entire room that is empty and a big size basement so I have the space for it. Just don't know if the wallet will call for more equipment. I will see what I can do though because as I said i'm def motivated and want to push myself. Maybe until I can afford equipment amybe paying for his gym membership might not be a bad idea.
     
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    basement... badass... do it up!
     
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    Might have to might have to. ha thanks for the help guys and taking me seriously apperciate it.
     
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