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    Discussion in 'Training' started by Jawaz, May 15, 2012.

    1. Jawaz

      Jawaz Well-Known Member

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      Hello guys,

      I'm not sure if I'm posting this in the correct section. I'm starting from scratch here. I have not picked up weights in a couple years due to an injury. I'm ready to make a big change.

      I'm 20 years old, 6'6 160 lbs.

      I want to start up a workout and diet. But I honestly have no idea were to start. I'm not sure what foods to eat, and what kind of workout / how long to do. I want to build as much muscle mass as possible. When I was in school my diet was horrible while I was working out. I never gained any muscle mass. I still have a very high metabolism to this day.

      I don't want to start out on the wrong foot here. As I said, I need to build mass. And I don't want to get an appropriate diet and 'over work' in the gym. (sorry, I'm sure my lingo is off I'm very new to fitness, I have obviously never had to worry about my weight.)

      What do you pro's have to say?
      How would YOU start to get bigger???


      Thanks a TON!
       
    2. parnassto

      parnassto Well-Known Member

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      What should my plan be - 20 years old - skinny - 160lbs

      find out your maintenance, and add around 250-500 calories to it. Also get in 0.8 - 1g of protein per pound of body weight... If you don't know how to figure out you're maintenance, check out this thread:
      http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showth...hp?t=121703981

      You can honestly eat whatever you like, just make sure you fit it into your macros.. that is, at the end of the day make sure you're getting in enough of a calorie surplus (as mentioned above) and enough fats / carbs / proteins.

      As for a workout routine.. you can't go wrong with something like this:

      http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showth...hp?t=131379243
       
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      Korporalegq Well-Known Member

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      What should my plan be - 20 years old - skinny - 160lbs

      gosh damn starting strength...do whatever the ****!!!! you wanna do.
       
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      baletki Well-Known Member

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      What should my plan be - 20 years old - skinny - 160lbs

      Don't be afraid to get in more protein than this.
       
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      What should my plan be - 20 years old - skinny - 160lbs

      Simple routine with built in progression / deloading and it focuses on all the major lifts.
       
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      What should my plan be - 20 years old - skinny - 160lbs

      Why do you keep advocating for Protein>Other macronutrients?

      kcals in a gram of protein: 4
      kcals in a carbohydrate: 4
      kcals in a gram of fat: 9
       
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      What should my plan be - 20 years old - skinny - 160lbs

      I think you misunderstand what I was saying.
      I said there is no reason NOT to get in, say, 1.5g per pound bodyweight of protein.
      I have no idea where you got Protein > other macronutrients from
       
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      What should my plan be - 20 years old - skinny - 160lbs

      1.5g of protein is not necessary at all to build muscle mass.

      And from your other post in the other thread, as well as your post in this thread.
       
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      suighja Well-Known Member

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      What should my plan be - 20 years old - skinny - 160lbs

      So I read over the workout routine. I will jump on that tomorrow because I'm ready to get started asap. As far as my diet, could someone explain in dummy terms what I should be eating? I read over that formula and it's a haze to me. (sorry I'm extremely new)
       
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      laxgoaliesrhs Well-Known Member

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      What should my plan be - 20 years old - skinny - 160lbs

      You should be eating more calories than you expend.
       

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