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    chest building

    ok ive gain some weight on my biceps since i started just using my dumb bells still a long way to go til i reach my target, can any of you guys give me some excercise tips to push my chest out abit?

    im not goin to act like i know what im doin which is why im here askin for help. so replies will be very much appreciated.

    im outta work so its hard to get into a gym that doesnt want your soul as much as your bank account so i only have dumb bells for now looking into buying a bench.



    also relise i gotta lose some fatty weight lol
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    fatty weight? you could stand to gain 30-40lbs. As far as at home exercises search out here and google for bodyweight or home exercises there are whole websites dedicated to this, and numerous threads.
    |A:26 | H:6'5'' | W:198| GW: 215|
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    Bench: 135lb |170lb| 225lb
    Squat: 135lb |185lb| 225lb
    Dead: 180 |185lb| 315lb
    OH Press: 85lb |100lb| 150lb
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    Quote Originally Posted by Twirl View Post
    fatty weight? you could stand to gain 30-40lbs. As far as at home exercises search out here and google for bodyweight or home exercises there are whole websites dedicated to this, and numerous threads.
    so i should try to gain more weight? sorry im a real noob.

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    You really need to find a gym. If your budget is tight find a community center. You probably don't have enough heavy Dbs to gain much strength.

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    If money is a object, you can try push-ups. Elevate your feet or lean on something to work different parts of the chest. If they get to easy, figure out something to put on your back comfortable for some more resistance. I read an article about prisoners still getting ripped just by doing exercises with their body weight, because the state took away the weights. I was in the army for 6 years so I'm just use to them. Good Luck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chris21 View Post
    so i should try to gain more weight? sorry im a real noob.
    You should try to not let people on the internet tell you your goals, friend

    Seriously, figure this stuff out for yourself, instead of letting some 300 pound powerlifter tell you that gaining a bunch of fat and muscle is a good idea for you right now.

    But, yeah you need to find a squat rack and a bench and also some floorspace (for deadlifts ) if it is muscle mass that you are after.
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    Quote Originally Posted by samadhi_smiles View Post
    You should try to not let people on the internet tell you your goals, friend

    Seriously, figure this stuff out for yourself, instead of letting some 300 pound powerlifter tell you that gaining a bunch of fat and muscle is a good idea for you right now.

    This from the guy who cant squat more than 200lbs. because he's

    Quote Originally Posted by samadhi smiles
    Too Flexible

    I have a hard time hearing you, of all people, trying to advise someone on how to gain weight and build muscle.

    And if you notice the majority of the Pro's on this board are 250-300lb. powerlifters.

    Try bodybuilding.com, I think it may be more your speed
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    1. Read the stickies, use the search, use wannabebig.com

    2. gain 50 lbs

    3. Squat heavy and squat often

    Thats all you need
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    Quote Originally Posted by ZenMonkey View Post
    1. Read the stickies, use the search, use wannabebig.com

    2. gain 50 lbs

    3. Squat heavy and squat often

    Thats all you need
    id like to add bench press, dips and OH press as a number 4, :]
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    I agree with Twirl. You aren't fat at all. Just get in a gym if at all possible and really hit the big heavy compound movements and eat lots of good food to get in calories. Everything in the sport will take time, but if you put in the effort, it will be worth it.

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    you wanted exercises to do at home? www.beastskills.com You can also wrap a towel round a tree branch to do pullups if you don't have a bar.
    Stats: Bodyweight : Current= 150 lbs, Height = 5ft11.5

    Bench Press:160 lbs/Squat:225 lbs,/Deadlift:305/Total:675lbs/

    Not strong yet, but getting there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WillNoble View Post
    This from the guy who cant squat more than 200lbs. because he's




    I have a hard time hearing you, of all people, trying to advise someone on how to gain weight and build muscle.

    And if you notice the majority of the Pro's on this board are 250-300lb. powerlifters.

    Try bodybuilding.com, I think it may be more your speed
    a touch ego-centric, huh, will

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    Quote Originally Posted by samadhi_smiles View Post
    a touch ego-centric, huh, will
    no just laughing at the idiosyncrasy that is you
    Last edited by WillNoble; 10-05-2008 at 03:03 PM.

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    thanks for the replies everyone , ive looked up for sum gyms int he local area and found one that i may be able to afford, so it seems i should concentrate on doin squats ok as far as diet like i say i really dont know much about carbs and calouries but ive just been eating pretty much steak for the last month.
    even steak for breakfast 40% of the time other then that its about 5 fried eggs 2 rashers of bacon.
    cant wait to get in the gym and see what i can get out of it.

    once again thanks for the replies VERY appreciated.

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    mmmm...steak and eggs...nothing beats steak and egg breakfast burrito for breakfast..except a steak and egg breakfast burrito for lunch..and dinner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chris21 View Post
    thanks for the replies everyone , ive looked up for sum gyms int he local area and found one that i may be able to afford, so it seems i should concentrate on doin squats ok as far as diet like i say i really dont know much about carbs and calouries but ive just been eating pretty much steak for the last month.
    even steak for breakfast 40% of the time other then that its about 5 fried eggs 2 rashers of bacon.
    cant wait to get in the gym and see what i can get out of it.

    once again thanks for the replies VERY appreciated.
    Check the Diet and Nutrition sub-forum.

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    I'll say it - look into Starting Strength. Since you've got a gym that you can afford, then the gym should have what you need. Do some searches here on Starting Strength and you'll find the program.

    You didn't look fat at all. BUT, YOU need to figure out if you want to just lean out or get bigger. If it's get bigger, then you have to eat and lift like a mofo and Starting Strength would do wonders for you.
    Give chalk a chance.


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    Quote Originally Posted by WillNoble View Post
    This from the guy who cant squat more than 200lbs. because he's




    I have a hard time hearing you, of all people, trying to advise someone on how to gain weight and build muscle.

    And if you notice the majority of the Pro's on this board are 250-300lb. powerlifters.

    Try bodybuilding.com, I think it may be more your speed
    ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh harsh!!!
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