Please Help Me Create A Routine ver.Imascrawnycracker

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  1. Ludeykrus

    Ludeykrus New Member

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    Pretty much I'm trying to get back in shape. I'll admit, I know pretty much jack shit about actual, hardcore working-out. Here's my story, in a nutshell.
    I played football and wrestled my first two years of highschool. I was 6' and around 125 lbs...extremely scrawny. I had the sports and weight training classes, and my workouts consisted of a hard overall workout everyday, with about 2-3 miles of hard running everyday. At my 'peak' I was benching around 145 max and running about a 7 minute mile....never could break into the 6's, although I could of if I had stuck with it hard. I then found out I had Crohn's disease, and that was the reason I was staying so skinny, pale, and weak. I quit sports, got an extra job, and carried on with my life to heal.

    Fast forward to now, about 5 years later. My health problems are on remission, I've gotten lazy, still work and go to college, and am extremely unsatisfied with myself. I am out of college at the moment, and wish to get back into a peak state of health. I have developed a slight belly and love handles, bringing me into about 163 lbs and still 6'. A little over a year ago, I quit smoking. I smoked for about a year, and smoked unfiltered's a good bit. I am an ectomorph, I believe that's the term. I eat like a damn pig and gain little-to-none weight. My metabolism is pretty damn high. I had a hard time gaining weight if I tried to, and it took years to get me to this point (try eating at least 3-4 eggs a day, along with a pound of bacon or a half-log of sausage).

    Goals:
    I am sick of being the scrawny, weak guy. I know my body-type is not optimal for being buff, but I want to be everything that I can so I can't say it is my fault for being all that I can be. I wish to build muscle on my chest, abs, and arms, and get my legs into shape. I want to be as big as possible and well defined, but still strong. I wish to break into a 6.something mile. I want a good set routine to follow, and good diet guidelines.

    Currently:
    Yesterday, I tried exercising for the first time in a few years. I squeezed out 40 then 15 then 10 then 5 situps, 25-15-10-5 pushups, and using a 20 lb barbell did 25-20-15-10-5 by sitting on a bench, extending my arm straight down by my side with my arm facing forward, pulling hard to the top of the extension, and slowly bringing it back down (curls?). Today, I managed an 8:40 mile at a fast jog that really got the lungs and heart going.

    If anyone can help me, I need to develop a very simple workout routine. Simple being not relying heavily on machines and bars, if possible; stick to using body-weight and simple workout equipment if possible. My college has a gym, but getting to it within hours may be a problem. My diet I can change to whatever the hell is necessary, so keep that in mind. From my reading so far, I have picked up that it is very easy to overwork muscles my exercising them too hard, too often. I don't know how to avoid this and need guidance, as I am used to working my ass off everyday to work out.

    I am willing to do whatever is necessary to get myself to where I want to be.

    Thanks in advance. :)
     
  2. MaineSucks

    MaineSucks OT Supporter

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    you can make time to go to the gym. its whether or not you want to make the commitment to do it. I had 4-5hrs of class, 3hrs of football, and homework every day and still made it to the gym.

    with that said. read Christophers post in the archives - he outlines a program that will get you bigger (its a program from Bill Starr). Eat everything in sight, lift heavy, and sleep. You will grow.
     
  3. Huge Evil Robot

    Huge Evil Robot Must not sleep, must warn others

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    dawt. It worked for me very well. Emphasis on eating everything in sight.
     
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