I've been training and going to the gym for about 4 years now and I am not noticing any results at all. I do notice my arms getting a little bit bigger or my stomach a little flatter but it goes away and my old body returns.
My main goal has been to get lean and stay lean but my work has not gotten me to this point just yet. I'm 18 years old, 185 pounds and 6 '2". I have skinny arms and half a muffin top stomach. I want to trim all these love handles, and build a nice big body and maintain it throughout my training.
A body like the one in the link above is what I'm after.
First I want to gain some more mass because I dont like my skinny body. I want advice on how to train, what to eat, cardio help, getting cut, and anything else that would be essential to getting lean and helping my body reach its potential.
I finally have the dedication and motivation to get started, but I dont know where. Someone please help me...
read everything on this site
H: 5'7" W:185
Goals: 495 -315 -585
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Pick a goal; gain muscle or shrink the fat. Focus on one at a time because it's hard to do both at the same time.
To gain muscle you'll need to be progressive with a proper routine and eat enough to sustain muscle growth.
To shrink fat and flatten the stomache you'll have to focus more on your diet and eat a little less to see the scale move downwards.
So you have to eat more to gain muscle and eat less to shrink fat. That's why you really can't do both at the same time.
That picture you posted is a 5 year endeavor, FYI.
I kinda got started on that..
What sections can i read that focus more on knowing when to gain muscle or start losing fat and all that?
im down for 5 years, itll b worth it.
I suggest you download our free HCT-12 pdf and read it in its entirety. It covers everything you have asked about.
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I got a little confused during the 1RM 70% part. And the part where it tells me about the exercise routine, 150x6 feel set, 6 reps or whatever. What thread can help me understand this better? Im reading over and I dont fully understand
1RM stands for the maximum weight you can rep once. So lets say your bench max is 225 pounds, 70% of that weight, your 1RM, would be 157.5 pounds. That would be your theoretical work load for that particular exercise or set.
I personally don't even worry about the percentages. These are just numbers you can theorycraft to get a projection of what a sample load would be like. As Off Road said, just feel it out. If you feel like you have the capacity to hit a heavier load the next set, by all means do it.
I'm not a big fan of a lot of game lingo, but this a few select others, are the exception.Theorycraft is the attempt to mathematically analyze game mechanics in order to gain a better understanding of the inner workings of the game. The term originated in the Starcraft community as composite colloquialism between the name Starcraft and Game Theory. For clarification, Game Theory is the analysis of circumstantial and general factors in order to understand the decision making process of individualized and group players for the purposes of creating generally more favorable predictions, behaviors, and overall outcomes.