I don't know if this is the right place to put this, but here goes anyways.
I'm about 5'5" and weight around 120 lbs. I am primarily a cross country runner and last year I also took up wrestling, and I'm not too bad at it. I am very skinny, only 7% body fat. I want to get a bit more bulked so I can wrestle in the 130 weight class at my school. I have used whey protein and muscle milk to try and get more mass, but nothing has worked to well. I run every day, and I burn around 4,000 calories daily. Is it possible to get more bulk while I run every day? I lift for running, but not so much for wrestling. what exercises would i benefit most from for wrestling? are there any that could help for both? and what types of supplements should i be taking and how?
Thanks a lot for any information
All that running is definately going to hinder muscle gains. You'll be asking your body to do two totally seperate/opposite things at the same time.
I have strong forearms, shoulders, and a decent core from running, but my neck, traps, and general upper body is lacking for when it comes to wrestling. I normally do hammer curls for my forearms, but I have also been doing more bicep curls, but I can't really see much difference. What can I do to build more muscle faster and get some results? Is there anything that I might be doing wrong?
I do chin ups, but like I said, my upper body is pretty pathetic haha. I generally stay away from squatting because I've had problems with my knees on and off over the years. Is there anything else I can do for my neck or traps?
They havent been too bad for the most part, but I really strained my left one when I ran a few miles downhill on pavement. Running on the hard surface compressed the muscles under my kneecap and really laid me out for a while, I couldnt run for the rest of the season and had a hard time walking for a week. Every so often I need to throw on an ice pack, but it's nothing major. I do dumbell squats, but nothing with a ton of weight, I just don't feel too safe about it.
If you are working out to help with wrestling I would do lots of shrugs, pull-ups, and inner back work. Your arms aren't to important but if you want to work them to look good do hammer and open faced curls (alternate) for about 4 sets of 10-12. Wrestling is all back and core. Do a lot of pull-Ups and Crunches.
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