Been browsing the forums every few months for a while now but this is my first thread.
I'm sick of my body. I can't stand people saying I look like a lanky string of piss anymore or that I need to put weight on. I'm fully aware that I need to put weight on.
I need advice on what to eat etc and stories of people just like me who have changed their fitness and body.
I'm trying to eat as much ass I can but I just get full really quickly as I weigh so little. I don't have a LOT of money so I can't afford to buy too much either so I just need goals on what to do and even what to buy. I'll have money soon I'm just waiting on some payments at the minute.
I'm a member at the local gym but honestly, last time I went I thought I was going to faint after a 10 minute bike ride. I know it's pathetic but I need to get fit. After that, my arms were killing me for about a week and a half.
So there's my story, some of you may laugh but I hope you all see my side. I wasn't born with a body to gain weight but I know I can, I just need some advice and guidance. I'll take it all, I promise.
P.S. I can't attach a photo yet due to my post count but I have a couple on my bodyspace.
01-22-2012, 05:07 PM #1
Ectomorph. 6 foot tall, weigh 130 pounds. I'm 20.
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01-22-2012, 05:12 PM #2
If you have money issues try rebalancing what you spend your money on it. If it's important to you , you'll find a way to get your hands on some sups.
There's 1000's of pages of advice and size building work outs on here ... my suggestions are read everything , try your best to eat the correct stuff , and work your ass off in the gym.Carolina Panthers
01-22-2012, 05:21 PM #3
01-22-2012, 05:29 PM #4
You should probably see a doctor first if you have all those problems, they are a sign you may be sick. You're BMI is only 17.3 and <18.5 is considered underweight.
As for the food try setting a starting goal of 3000 calories, when u are comfortable with that go to 4000, then 5000 then probably stop at 6000. Trust me in my short experience (1 month) of bodybuilding the eating was definately the hardest part since I went straight onto a 6000 calorie-a-day diet and currently have 0 motivation. As for meals having small meals will help ease the pressure on your stomach but if you really want to gain weight you should be having large meals to practice stuffing your stomach because I have found once I stopped eating 6000 calories a day (my mum forced me to) I naturally wanted to eat more than I did before I started bulking. I guess your stomach expands or something
U should definately cut out the cardio until u are at least 180 pounds and as for the pain I found that all the muscles I trained hurt after the first time I trained them but after that I never noticed it again (This could also be caused by the fact your post workout meal is too small, it should be the largest meal of the day and start eating it at least 1/2 hour but within 1 hr of your workout).
Supplements: Creatine (Definately), Fish Oil Tabs, Multivitamin tab and a pre workout tablet would do you good. If you follow a calorie rich diet with a 40:40:20 ratio of Protein:Carbohydrate:Fat (by calories) protein shakes are unnecessary unless you're having problems eating adequate amounts of meat, fish and eggs.
01-22-2012, 05:51 PM #5
I'm currently researching different meal plans etc to suit me. I know I eat under 1000-2000 a day right now which technically means I'm losing weight. I'm never really hungry though. I swear I'll go to the docs tomorrow and come back with a reply to that.
01-22-2012, 07:02 PM #6
ok at 134lbs you dont need to be doing cardio... eating was also a problem for me.. now my diet consists of mainly pasta, rice, chicken fillets, ground beef.. my 1st meal is a weight gainer shake at 5 o clock i the morning.. i go back to bed and then get up to eat oats around 8ish.. at 10 i will have oat cakes and some peanut butter.. thats nearly 100cals before 12 o clock.. you get my drift.. my meals arent huge but i`m making sure i eat the right things..
search this website and find a good beginner routine.. if you make up something yourself i will put money on it that you will fail and fail miserably... use a tried and trusted routine.. but you need to eat more than 2000 cals a day... i get 1200 from weight gainer shakes before i`ve eaten any of my 5meals...
As far as supplements the majority of them are over rated.. get a fish oil, multi vitamin and a good weight gainer.. you dont need protein, creatine or anything else.. i`m an ecto aswell so i can eat everything in sight and not get fat so hopefully this will work for you aswell..
personally my favourite bulking food is this:
500gm ground beef, breadcrumbs, one whole egg. add a 2 handfuls of breadcrumbs to a mixing bowl, add the beef and the egg.. mash up with hands and make burgers out of them.. should get 3 good sized burgers..
cook in the oven and then finished sprinkle on some grated cheese and cover with fried egg.. i usually eat this with 2 handfuls of pasta.. plenty of cals in that.. if you can stomach it have 2 of the burgers..stats: jan 2012/ goals: jan 2013
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01-22-2012, 08:12 PM #7
Thanks Chris, I'll give your burgers a try too!
I know I can put on weight if I really try and eat more. When I was with my ex girlfriend just over a year ago I went from 130 pounds to 148 in under 2 months. I was obviously eating more because I was happy at the time and I'll be honest it was purely on chinese and pizza. But it worked and I managed to stuff myself each time even if I did feel sick sometimes. But I did it and I put the weight on. I soon lost it though as I stopped eating and as I lost weight I got depressed that I'd lost weight again so didn't want to eat. I guess that's what being consistent is all about.
I've just taken a picture of myself so you can all see how skinny I really am and I'm going to use that as a benchmark to motivate myself, because I'm getting really upset lately with the way I look.
01-22-2012, 08:27 PM #8
I've been there (still there?) man, i started out literally your exact size and weight. I am now between 150-155, that has been the result of about 5 months in the gym and nutrition and I'd like to think its almost all muscle I've put on. Sounds like you have the capability to gain some weight, so just commit and you'll get the results. Seems like the real barrier here is not your body, but your mindset.
01-22-2012, 08:36 PM #9
01-22-2012, 09:20 PM #10
i wish you the best of luck man.. its gonna be hard and lean muscle is gonna be hard to come by, but stick at it.. visit this motivation section often and remember why you are doing this..
use the insults to push yourself in the gym.. let them fuel your workouts.. in a year people will be giving you complimentsstats: jan 2012/ goals: jan 2013
Bench 180/225 (feelsbadman)
01-22-2012, 10:14 PM #11
Tuna, brown rice, beans(dry in the bag) peanut butter, oatmeal are all relatively cheap foods. And MILK. I've ate prob around 1200 cal today from tuna,beans,cheese and oatmeal/peanut butter. Now at work ill get 3 breaks, I'll drink a quarter galon of whole milk(600 cal) every 2 hours. Turns into an easy 1800 calories. Then ill hit gym at 7am after work and crush another quarter gallon.
My biggest suggestion is drink milk after every meal and get on some squat,press pull 3x a week routinebeen green 4+ times/modnegged
Been running a full body on/off/on routine since Jan 2012, squat press pull>all
http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=141353471 log from jan2012(start) to march2013
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01-23-2012, 11:02 AM #14
Thanks for all the motivation guys it's really inspiring.
I should get some payments through for work in the next week so I'm going to be stocking up on multivitamins and fish oils, reading up on these I'd never realised how vital they really are to your health.
Thanks! This forum is getting me stoked.
01-23-2012, 02:35 PM #15
btw i started at 108 lbs, no income, and no motivation. i know where you are coming from.
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01-23-2012, 04:55 PM #18
Anyway thanks for all the advice guys I really appreciate it. Currently trying to find the best workout plan for me. The plan I was put on before wasn't really what I wanted comparing them to everything on here.
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01-24-2012, 11:46 PM #21
I'm doing the exact same thing as you are right now, my diet started two weeks ago and my training started last monday, as of this morning Im 6' tall and 134lb, 19 years old. got tired of my girlfriend asking me for my body, I started be forcing myself to eat at least 5 times a day, when i was only eat 2 because of my school/work schedule.
I work a 40 hour job, go to college full time, and it was hard to fit in even two meals, but i started eating smaller meals just a lot of them, and now i cant stop eating, and thats only after 2 weeks of this new diet. I eat 4 eggs in the morning before my workout, go lift, drink mass gainer and creatine, 1/2 hour later i eat (usually) 2 fist sized chicken breasts, with rice/pasta, then about another hour- 2 hours later, i eat two turkey sandwiches with some sort of vegetable, then about 4-5 hours later i eat another 2 sandwiches and a clif bar, then another 2 hours later i eat another sandwich/chicken/steak, with vegetable, and carb. all throughout the day drinkning about a gallon of water, and as far as sups go i have the GNC brand strength vitapak, which has a mutli, primer, creatine, tribulas (which i dont take because i have anger issues) and i take the GNC brand gainer, and Cell tech creatine, but i cant tell you how sore i am just from this one week, but the one phrase that i heard Kris Gethin say in one of his videos "if you do what you've always done, you'll get what you've always got" meaning if you want to change your body, you have to change, everything what you eat/drink/do/spend money on. In this one week i've learned that building mass is a 24 hour challenge you cant cheat or you lose the entire day, you cant take one day off you lose the whole week, its really a lifestyle change! Im doing it, and im not stopping until my arms fall off.
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01-25-2012, 12:53 PM #25
I will post this in hopes that it will motivate you..
I was 6'1 ~ 140LB in Highschool
end age 19
Started to focus more on the gym and eating**
**Mind you - I barely ate in highschool so when I started to focus on "eating" it was just like 2,500 cals mostly protein, yadda yadda yadda
a little over 6'1" ~180lbs
end age 22
After college I had more time to really hone in on eating/training, bumped my cals up to 3,500-4k/day
Currently sit at 220lbs and have a long way to go...
Focus on calorie dense food... I always liked trail mix/pasta... more recently, I have been using a shake mid morning (2 scoops protein, 1 cup dry oats, 2 TBSP of EVOO) in a regular shaker..
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01-25-2012, 01:02 PM #26
One word son: eggs. Eggs are a very cheap source of high quality protein. Boil em up by the dozen and eat throughout the day. Tuna, peanut butter and generic wheat bread are other good, cheap food sources. And, like others said, cut out the cardio for now and follow the other good advice you've gotten in this thread. (Never been a tall ecto myself but I have been skinny and spent time trying to eat like a lifter while on a strict budget so that's my relevant experience.)💪Team Manlet💪
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01-25-2012, 06:04 PM #27
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01-25-2012, 10:01 PM #29
Fill up that trolley with Chicken, Steak, Kangaroo Steak, Salmon, Peanuts, Almonds, Peanut Butter, Whole grain bread, Pasta, Milk ( full fat since your extreeme ectomorph ), Yogurt (low sugar) , Cottage Cheese, Broccoli, Spinach
All i can recommend to you is to start eating much much more of food that is calorie dense and "clean" ( refers to 'healthy nutrional' foods ) Peanuts and almonds are your best friends and are both very calorie dense, also drinking milk is an easy way to add in excess calories because you dont feel as full.
Eat clean calorie excess + Lift hard at the gym and you will put on weight!
I'm 6'1" and used to weigh 71kg which is also seen as 'lanky' and now i weigh 86-87kg and aiming for 100kg! ( whilst keeping low bodyfat ) Goodluck mate and remember never to give up, otherwise you'll never reach your goal!
Also would recommend something like Optimum nutrition's serious mass (high in calories, protein, etc. )Instagram: conn_lawlor - new insta... follow my progress
01-26-2012, 09:16 AM #30
I've just read up and watched some video reviews on it. 1500 calories for a full serving which apparently you need to take in two halves as it won't go into a normal sized shaker.
The only thing I'm about with it is, will it be safe for me to take? I'm not used to eating much at the minute and that's something I've got to develop on with the more I start to eat. Will it be too much for my body to take in so quickly if it's not used to anything?
Sorry if it's a stupid question. I'm genuinely interested in the product, I'm just worried if there could be major negatives in my circumstance.