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    I'm skinny

    Well first I'll introduce myself, as this is my first post on this forum

    I'm 16, 5'4 115lbs

    Skinny, huh? I've been lifting for about 7 months now and put it this way, when I try to use a body fat percentage device, it comes up with an error.

    I'm still growing in height, as I got X-rayed for a shoulder-related problem that is a whole other conversation, and my growth plates are still obvious.

    My BMI is 19.1, which is pretty low I'm told from a former Mr. Universe who works at the gym I go to.

    Either way, I eat more than most of my bigger friends, and take a Whey Protein supplment called Amplify, 1 1/2 whole scoops after I work out.

    I guess what I'm trying to ask is what should I eat to put on some muscle faster?

    Here's a picture of myself from about a month ago:

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    welcome i don't see a pic!! there's a sticky on the diet/nutrition forum "what a bodybuilder eats" have a look!
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    eat everything you see. then eat some more. simple.

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    Bah...skinny people!

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    Post an average day of eating, and your training routine.
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    MR. Universe works at your gym thats cool. But a mr. Universe should know that BMI is a crock of siht for bodybuilders.
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    BMI is a crock of schlitz, period.

    EAT (and squat)

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    squats will help your whole body grow, Also I would eat like a horse you look like you have a very fast metabolism.
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    Yeah he knows BMI doesn't matter, but he was just telling me that mine was really low.

    Aren't squats bad for growing? Or is that just a myth?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sisk
    Yeah he knows BMI doesn't matter, but he was just telling me that mine was really low.

    Aren't squats bad for growing? Or is that just a myth?
    bad for growing!?!!!? squat son!
    You will soon see Getfit in OngII Flying Knee Thingys of Doom see if the feisty greek can survive the kicks of Steel Leg From Shaolin Soccer,Dim Mak(def touch) from ChungLee,and Flying Crane by Daniel-san-El Pietro

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    You be quiet or i'll clean and press your narrow francophone self-Callahan

    Lift for gains,not glory.Control your ego and the weight

    What a strong girl! This leads me to believe you can severly injure most of the male population-Nick Hatfield

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    Quote Originally Posted by sisk

    I guess what I'm trying to ask is what should I eat to put on some muscle faster?

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    A lot more food.
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    Quote Originally Posted by getfit
    bad for growing!?!!!? squat son!

    You didn't answer

    haha

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    For growing muscularly, it's one of the best exercises. As far as will it impact your height ie. compact your vertabrae or something like that? No, as long as you perfect your form first before going heavy.
    Last edited by bgs1154; 06-29-2005 at 07:16 PM.

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    Trying eating lots and lots of peanuts and natural style peanut butter. That packs on calories fast. And getfit did answer your question. She implied that it's a myth that squats are bad for you. And like many have said, squats work better than supplements. Let's just put it that way.

    Oh, and
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    I try to visualize that my girlfriend is under the weight and I have to push the weight up to save her. Of course it doesn't work and I just laugh as I think about the weight slowly crushing her bones. Then I remember it's me under the weight and give 200% effort to push it back up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sisk
    You didn't answer

    haha
    squat son! work your lower body! get your hip flexors,quads,hamstrings strong you'll feel like a tower!
    You will soon see Getfit in OngII Flying Knee Thingys of Doom see if the feisty greek can survive the kicks of Steel Leg From Shaolin Soccer,Dim Mak(def touch) from ChungLee,and Flying Crane by Daniel-san-El Pietro

    Spray it with windex greek!-the famous El Pietro

    You be quiet or i'll clean and press your narrow francophone self-Callahan

    Lift for gains,not glory.Control your ego and the weight

    What a strong girl! This leads me to believe you can severly injure most of the male population-Nick Hatfield

    You're blazing white hot,anyone ever tell you that? Sometimes i think you have fingers faster then Superman when it comes to posts on WBB forums.
    Hot in terms of both speed and... well new hotness- Stash

    gain 50lbs-Anthony

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    Man, I would sacrifice a few inches for a bigger squat. And I'm pretty short to begin with.

    No, squats won't make you shorter. They will make everything grow.
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    Yeah squats definatly give you a bigger wang, its scientifically proven.
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    Perhaps you should PM someone like Canadian Crippler, who was fairly skinny when he began. He's been able to put on some weight despite his metabolism, so I'm sure he can help you do the same.

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    I added Guinness to my bulking diet.

    And I'm being dead serious.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shootermcgavin7
    I added Guinness to my bulking diet.

    And I'm being dead serious.

    The beer? haha

    Alright, squats it is

    I haven't been doing squats at all really, can't even remember the last time I did them

    How embarassing

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    Well before you hurt yourself or start using bad form, make sure you start light with the squats...work your way up after you master the form.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fatrb38
    I try to visualize that my girlfriend is under the weight and I have to push the weight up to save her. Of course it doesn't work and I just laugh as I think about the weight slowly crushing her bones. Then I remember it's me under the weight and give 200% effort to push it back up.

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    Well, I squatted with 115, and used a pad since it's the first time I've squatted in about 2 years. I did 3 sets of 5, and I could barely walk up the stairs when I got home.

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    Gotta love that feeling. I stopped squatting for a few weeks since my knee was giving me problems, then started doing them again. I could barely walk to my car, hehe. I musta looked like I had crapped my pants to everyone that passed me.
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    Yeah a few of my friends were laughing at me because I was walking like... I had been to jail if you know what I mean

    haha

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    Awesome!!! Just tell them if anyone messes with you they will have to answer to Bubba.....
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