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Workout Routine for A Tall Lanky Guy

Discussion in 'Health & Body' started by Branches, Aug 5, 2010.

  1. jarude

    jarude Well-Known Member

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    Starting strength, 1g protein/lb of bodyweight, sleep, progress. There's no magic routine for tall lanky guys. Don't worry about getting big, worry about getting strong.
     
  2. LucasCLarson

    LucasCLarson Well-Known Member

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    Also someone mentioned hiring a PT--lol, never this. PTs in commercial gyms are a joke in the lifting community.


    /yes
     
  3. inq89

    inq89 Well-Known Member

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    I'm tall and lanky too.

    All the good pieces of advice have already been said.

    Starting Strength
    Eat enough protein and calories, eat clean
    Drink water and sleep
    No personal trainers needed.

    It's actually easy. I've made noob gains from 155 to 180lbs in less than 6 months and I am 6'1" with probably a 10-11% bf
     
  4. robertorex

    robertorex Well-Known Member

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    There are no specific workouts but just know that you will be at a bio-mechanical disadvantage when it comes to exercises like squats and benching if you are long limbed.

    But doesn't he at least have a biomechanical advantage in the deadlift?
     
  5. AFG34

    AFG34 Well-Known Member

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    starting strength is good
    and search 'gomad'

    also check out stronglifts forum
     
  6. Toronto34

    Toronto34 Well-Known Member

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    Eat Dude.

    And im not talking a clean diet, you eat every single peice of food that catches your eye.

    Whether its a steak, ice cream, fries, or the neighbourhood cat... You eat it.

    Only way to put on muscle, especially if your genetically skinny. Eat now and worry about trimming the excess later.

    And enjoy it, bulking is the good stuff... Cutting is the challenge.
     
  7. gvibes

    gvibes Well-Known Member

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    eat squat pray
     
  8. jarude

    jarude Well-Known Member

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    Eat Dude.

    And im not talking a clean diet, you eat every single peice of food that catches your eye.

    Whether its a steak, ice cream, fries, or the neighbourhood cat... You eat it.

    Only way to put on muscle, especially if your genetically skinny. Eat now and worry about trimming the excess later.

    And enjoy it, bulking is the good stuff... Cutting is the challenge.


    Ignore this fool. There's clean bulking (you still gain fat), bulking (you gain more fat), and eating like an idiot (you gain a lot of fat for no reason). You are advocating the last choice.

    Double cheeseburger? Sure, its got some protein. Ice cream? Skip it. Half of the working out battle is getting into good habits, don't be another one of those "rarrghgh eat everything" clowns.
     
  9. Cary Grant

    Cary Grant Well-Known Member

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    There are no specific workouts but just know that you will be at a bio-mechanical disadvantage when it comes to exercises like squats and benching if you are long limbed.

    Ain't that the truth... I am but 6'2" but my 37" arms on top of it all don't help.
     
  10. why

    why Well-Known Member

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    But doesn't he at least have a biomechanical advantage in the deadlift?

    No, it's even worse there (longer range of motion, greater hip angle).
     
  11. Branches

    Branches Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the advice guys

    I have a question: Is it bad for me to make my protein shakes with 1% milk?

    My brother uses water but I find the taste to be nearly unbearable that way.
     
  12. Rikkar501

    Rikkar501 Well-Known Member

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    Absolutely not, go with the milk for sure. And don't listen to the guy advocating dirty bulking, it's a waste of your time and efforts. Eat clean all the time for best results
     

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