Originally Posted by willpower
I definitely get checked out more by the ladies now that I have a semblance of shoulders and biceps.
God bless you, P90X and Scooby!
Scoobs is a legend! love his videos.
Originally Posted by CalTex
I am tired of being skinny.
That's the same reason I train in the gym too. After years of training and getting no results in putting on muscle mass I re-evaluated my training about a year ago and have put on about three quarters of a stone in that time ( put on both muscle and inevitable fat that is ).
The only way to put on big ammounts of weight/muscle is to train hard twice a week in the big compound movements, you MUST squat and deadlift. A middle day should be for minor exercises such as L-fly's for shoulder care,crunch work,lateral raises,bicep work etc. Too train more then this will kill most hardgainer's gains. Secondly I upped my calorific and protien intake. I eat 6 or 7 times a day so that my body never consumes itself so to speak. I was painfully skinny and lanky,I hated the summer as I could not wear sweaters etc to hide my puny frame but now I get positive comments from people about my physique. It's a hard slog for us skinny guys but the results can be fantastic due to our better definition then many others.
Someone posted above that it's easier for skinny guys to build up then for overweight people to lose weight but this is a myth,they both are inherently difficult to achieve and take great effort and dedication.