i know the answer is relative to your goals, what you think "jacked" looks like etc., but how long do you think it takes to look like you definitely work out in respect to your frame/physique?
a year? two years? longer?
Depends on a lot of factors, like build, etc. I'd give it at least a year of smart training.
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Took me about 1 year of newbie training, and a serious summer for people to start recognizing i was working out.
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Its been almost 2 1/2 years now, for me. I guess people started calling me big somewhere around the 2 year mark.
ive been working out for 3 months seriously until people noticed I was working out. being 6'4'' and large frame with too much fat, I had people calling me 'big' all the time. now 38 waist to 33 later, Ill less big if that makes sense.
I'm at 2 years now and get and "big guy" comment here and there.
little over a year for me, and people have noticed a huge transformation from skinny whore to moderately skinny whore..
but nowhere near jacked even after smart training, good sleep, and a lot of food
cool. thanks for responses.
ive been working out hard for about half a year now people dont call me big but they have told me ive gotten bigger. I was fat as a little kid then i got skinny about half a year ago and now ive put on like 15-20 pounds of muscle and now people just say im getting bigger.
ive been super skinny while at school... Now i have bigger frame with the muscles to go with and i get people calling me big every so often (this is 2 years later)
It's also going to depend on whether you want to appear big. For example, if you want to look big for the right reasons when wearing a long sleeved jumper, its going to take a lot more than if you wore a tank top.
Went from 140 to 200 in a little over a year. I get the comments now but nowhere near "jacked."
I worked out for years, on and off, nothing serious. Never made any gains on size or strength. Just maintenance kida stuff. I've been hitting it hard and serious now for 6 months and just in the past week 2 people here at work have asked what I am on and 3 different people at the gym mentioned how much size I've gained. My wife has asked me to stop working out because my shirts don't fit any more. Just good genetics, eating right and working smart and hard, I guess.
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It also depends on how often people see you. When I came back from college I had gained about 15-20 pounds and people were like, "geez you got big". I'm only 5' 7" so I guess an extra 15 pounds or so would make me look much bigger.
I went from 145 to 180 in the first 6 months so i started getting the comment then. Also helps being a midget
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I guess I started noticing people thinking I was big back in 1993. I was around the 210 mark and I was visiting my family for Christmas (Louisiana).
I was standing and looking out the window at my Uncles house and my cousin was sitting on the couch. He says, "What are they feeding you over in Texas, you must be 2 feet thick from chest to back." (Actually, with expanded lats my girth is now 51.7" and I am guessing it was around 46" back then if I remember right)
I told him that I eat everything I see.
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I've been working out for almost 9 years now and I'm still not big. It's a lifetime effort, big is never big enough.
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It's taken me 7 years of dedicated training to get to where I am now. People started calling me big about a year after I started training. Growing after the beginning is usually a slow and steady process.
one year, 50 pounds later with a good diet.
it takes a while to lay the foundation though, I lifted three years trying different styles and reps before I found a routine that got me big, then it was just a matter of eating clean to maximize the results from time spent in the gym.
I believe that anyone can get pretty much double, ot even triple thier progress if they get their eating down early in the game.
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yeah i wasted 3 years doing HIT and eating not enough and not enough protine
ive been working out since i was 14-15. ive been serious, as in at least 3-5 times a week nonstop, for the past 2.5-3 yrs. now i guess since people call me big, i can call myself decent sized, 230. but too get jacked/ripped/shredded/whatever, ive probably got another 1-2 before i just start training to maintain.
if you think it can be done in no time at all or "before summer", like i hear alot of the kids at the gym saying, its not happening.
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