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    tired of being skinny

    im 16, 6'1, and about 128 lbs. im thin and lean and would like to put on muscle. i have a bench, free weights, the iron gym pull up bar, perfect push up system. wat would a good workout routine that i could use to put on muscle (which hasnt been happening) and i was considering whey protein, i need to take something natural because my mom doesnt want me taking anything unless it is natural, she is wierd about that stuff
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    starting strength. see the sticky.

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    Starting Strength and this...

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    EAT MORE!!!!!!!! I've never tried Starting Strength but have heard nothing but good things about it. When I started working out (around your age) I did pretty well using WannaBeBig Routine #1-3 though so give those a look too

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    Quote Originally Posted by bender8 View Post
    im 16, 6'1, and about 128 lbs. im thin and lean and would like to put on muscle. i have a bench, free weights, the iron gym pull up bar, perfect push up system. wat would a good workout routine that i could use to put on muscle (which hasnt been happening) and i was considering whey protein, i need to take something natural because my mom doesnt want me taking anything unless it is natural, she is wierd about that stuff
    128 jejus christ! Get some food before you die.

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    You don't need supplements right now, you need to eat more. Start with 4000 calories per day and work your way up from there. Combine that with a sensible weight training program such as Starting Strength and you will be well on your way.


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    At your age you should be eating as much as possible to grow, not all junk but some is fine, and just get started with a basic program like SS that has structure to start building a foundation.

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    u should see how much i eat lol. like 5000 calories per day with very little junk food. my metabolism is through the roof

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    Quote Originally Posted by bender8 View Post
    u should see how much i eat lol. like 5000 calories per day with very little junk food. my metabolism is through the roof
    I highly doubt you're eating 5000 calories. Have you accurately tracked this? You may THINK you're eating that much, but people that want to gain weight often overestimate how much they think they're eating.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bender8 View Post
    u should see how much i eat lol. like 5000 calories per day with very little junk food. my metabolism is through the roof
    You need to maintain this level of food intake every day. I used to think this as well and when I really looked at it I found out that over the course of a week I'd eat a lot for 2 or 3 days and on the other days I'd get about half that.
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    I was 6'2 and 145, just do SS as written and pound the food down, the eating starts getting harder than the lifting, just aim to get stronger every time you step in the gym.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bender8 View Post
    u should see how much i eat lol. like 5000 calories per day with very little junk food. my metabolism is through the roof
    Nobody that weighs 128lbs metabolism is that fast. 5000 calories a day and no weight gain would be a tape worm.

    Normally I tell people that wanna gain weight to eat meat,eggs,veggies and milk. You are so skinny I would recommend Double Cheeseburger,Pizza and Milkshakes also. Forget clean just eat! You should have a couple PB and Jelly sandwiches with you at all times,eat them in between meals.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bender8 View Post
    u should see how much i eat lol. like 5000 calories per day with very little junk food. my metabolism is through the roof
    Doubtful. Eat more, and when you think your so tired of chewing your jaw is gonna rip off, chug 2 cups of whole milk. Do this all the day long while lifting heavy 3-4x a week and at your current weight will literally "blow up".
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    search bako shake. Got me out of the same hole as you.
    ain't nuttin but a peanut.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bender8 View Post
    im 16, 6'1, and about 128 lbs. im thin and lean and would like to put on muscle. i have a bench, free weights, the iron gym pull up bar, perfect push up system. wat would a good workout routine that i could use to put on muscle (which hasnt been happening) and i was considering whey protein, i need to take something natural because my mom doesnt want me taking anything unless it is natural, she is wierd about that stuff
    You from a 3rd world country in Africa?

    And is OP still alive or dead from lack of food.

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    Gallon Of Milk A Day. Whole Milk. On top of your normal diet.

    It's actually not that hard to do. A large glass with each meal, then a large glass in between meals. That will usually do it. The idea is to space out moderately-large glasses of milk through out the day, so it equals out to a gallon.

    The ratio of nutrients in whole milk is good for growing mammals. You are a wannabe-growing mammal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hellagrant View Post
    You from a 3rd world country in Africa?

    And is OP still alive or dead from lack of food.
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    Um, eat more?

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    Eat more! Check out starting Strength. Congrats your on ur way to a new and a better life.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KoSh View Post
    I highly doubt you're eating 5000 calories. Have you accurately tracked this? You may THINK you're eating that much, but people that want to gain weight often overestimate how much they think they're eating.
    Agreed, you may think your eating alot, but when you calculate it all up, you will realize how little you do eat. And I respond with eat more as did everyone else. And drink milk.
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    i do drink a good amount of milk but i would like to drink more. ill have to start buying my own gallons, we go through bout a gallon a day as a family now.

    i have several reasons for wanting to get bigger but the main one is the hobby i have. i race stock cars and when u come into the sport at 15 and start whooping ***** on the track the guys that have been doing it for years get mad. tempers flared last year and several fights started over me, and lets just say that racing attracts BIG boys

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    Quote Originally Posted by bender8 View Post
    u should see how much i eat lol. like 5000 calories per day with very little junk food. my metabolism is through the roof
    No way in hell!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by bender8 View Post
    i do drink a good amount of milk but i would like to drink more. ill have to start buying my own gallons, we go through bout a gallon a day as a family now.

    i have several reasons for wanting to get bigger but the main one is the hobby i have. i race stock cars and when u come into the sport at 15 and start whooping ***** on the track the guys that have been doing it for years get mad. tempers flared last year and several fights started over me, and lets just say that racing attracts BIG boys
    Your body will fill out as you get older too, I was 130 lbs. @ 5'9" when I started to work out around 16.

    Just work hard, eat well, and get plenty of sleep and rest.
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    i have been on the first routine for about 2 weeks and have seen some modest gains, but for some reason i am losing motivation. what can i use for motivation

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    When you get to college you're never going to get laid @ 128 lbs. Only fat girls like skinny guys.
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