View Full Version : In the beginning....

10-12-2005, 04:58 PM
This is me as of 5 minutes ago.....just so I can chronicle my growth over the next few months, and so the rest of you feel even better about yourself ;) :cool:


So do you all think there's any hope for me? LOL

10-12-2005, 05:06 PM
ofcourse :) just eat up, and lift :)

10-12-2005, 05:13 PM
I'm starting to lift on Monday. Wish me luck.

10-12-2005, 05:15 PM
good luck :)

have you planned out a routine for yourself?

10-12-2005, 05:26 PM
Yeah, I'm finalizing it tonight.

10-12-2005, 05:53 PM
Eat eat and eat man.. That is where it is at..

Seriously nutrition is more important than the gym itself (as I am finding out)

10-12-2005, 05:56 PM
as long as you keep on track anyone can change their physique good luck

10-13-2005, 08:24 PM
Eat a ton, man! You can be a HugeBastard instead of a SkinnyBastard if you just eat a lot and lift heavy! Good luck.

10-13-2005, 09:27 PM
That's what I'm hoping for....

10-15-2005, 11:47 AM
Hey Skinny,

I'm curious, will you be lifting at home or at a gym? Will you be following the WBB #1 routine?

I just joined here and I'm very clueless, so I'm kinda looking toward others for ideas. I'm 20 years old, 6'0, 137 pounds right now. Very lanky, to say the least. I don't even want to be that big, just look normal. :angel:

10-15-2005, 01:57 PM
You're pretty skinny man. It's going to be awesome seeing your progress. Maybe you'll be an inspiration one of these days.

10-15-2005, 05:34 PM
Just do WBB1. Take the work out of it.

10-15-2005, 10:45 PM
I'll be working out at the gym at my university- my apartment is too small to hold any workout equipment.

Actually I've got my own workout program that I plan on using. We'll see how it goes....

10-17-2005, 05:41 PM
Ouch... the first day of working out went well, and I'm a little sore, but not nearly as bad as when I used to work out with my soccer team in the military. I think it's the lack of a deranged British soccer (excuse me, "football") coach screaming at me and pushing me to do more than necessary that made this a much more enjoyable experience. :)

10-17-2005, 08:30 PM
What's your routine look like? Post it.

10-18-2005, 10:36 PM
It's nothing spectacular, and this will get expanded and tweaked as I get stronger and back up to speed.

Arms/Chest/Upper Back (2 days per week)
Flat Bench press- 2 sets to exhaustion
Bicep curls- 2 sets to exhaustion
Hammer curls- 2 sets to exhaustion
Triceps pushdowns- 2 sets to exhaustion
Lat pulldowns- 2 sets to exhaustion
Upright rows- 2 sets to exhaustion
Dumbbell lateral raises- 2 sets to exhaustion
Barbell shoulder presses- 2 sets to exhaustion

Lower back/legs (2 days per week)
Squats- 2 sets to exhaustion
Deadlifts- 2 sets to exhaustion
Leg curls- 2 sets to exhaustion
Leg extensions- 2 sets to exhaustion
Leg presses- 2 sets to exhaustion
Calf raises- 2 sets to exhaustion

All exercises done with 60-80% of 1 rep max weight.

Also I do the following every morning:
Pushups- as many as possible (currently up to 23 in 2 minutes)
Situps- as many as possible (currently up to 78 in 2 minutes)
Diamond pushups- as many as possible (currently only able to do about 5 of these)
Flutter kicks (4-count)

I also have started swimming and cycling for cardiovascular fitness.

Keep in mind I'm not going for any sort of competition bodybuilder physique- I just want muscle and strength. Any suggestions?