building muscle to fit into clothes

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  1. Mr Herbert

    Mr Herbert Senior member

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    in that case, eat every hour

    and energy dense foods. like laksa.
     


  2. longskate88

    longskate88 Senior member

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    I don't have much to add, except I'm 5'7" and 125lbs, and have the same problem. I'm currently working out a little more, and eating a little more. We'll see in a couple months if any weight gain is achieved. I'm considering being a cop after college, and at 125lbs I wouldn't be very imposing ; )
     


  3. aizan

    aizan Senior member

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    good idea. that's doable.
     


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    I don't think that's what another poster meant by "body image issues." Your fear of getting "fat" is the issue. Trust me, you have a LONG way to go before anyone will call you fat. At least 60 lbs...The acid reflux doesn't help, either.

    If you really must keep your body fat low, though, expect to gain 1-2 lbs of lean mass or so per MONTH with a good exercise program and perfect nutrition...i.e., more protein, limited carbs/fats, set amount over maintenance. So, to increase your measurements by 2"? I'd say 8 months to a year.

    Realistically, considering your aversion to food, I'd say 12-18 months.
     


  5. Grayland

    Grayland Senior member

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    This thread is making me reconsider losing 20 lbs from 155 lbs (5'8).

    Maybe I'm reading this wrong, but why in the hell would you want to be 5'8, 135 lbs? Have we really gotten so carried away with weight in this country that 5'8, 155 lbs. is considered fat?
    Do 5'8, 135 lbs. guys actually get laid? Those numbers might be acceptable for a 16 year old kid, but a man should have a little weight/muscle. Believe me, I'm no muscle head, but wanting to be 5'8, 135 lbs is just crazy.
     


  6. HgaleK

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    Maybe I'm reading this wrong, but why in the hell would you want to be 5'8, 135 lbs? Have we really gotten so carried away with weight in this country that 5'8, 155 lbs. is considered fat?
    Do 5'8, 135 lbs. guys actually get laid? Those numbers might be acceptable for a 16 year old kid, but a man should have a little weight/muscle. Believe me, I'm no muscle head, but wanting to be 5'8, 135 lbs is just crazy.


    The big issue is what it's composed of. I haven't changed weight since my sophomore year in high school. The difference is that there is more muscle and a lot less fat. I was 5'10" at 165 lbs and was definitely fat.
     


  7. underwearer

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    eat food and lift weights, check back in 1 year.

    You could join a gym and maybe use a trainer for a few months or just look up routines online or whatever. Or just find a really big muscle dude and do what he does. Most gyms when you sign up have someone there that will show you how all the machines work for free.
     


  8. Grayland

    Grayland Senior member

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    The big issue is what it's composed of. I haven't changed weight since my sophomore year in high school. The difference is that there is more muscle and a lot less fat. I was 5'10" at 165 lbs and was definitely fat.

    Fat where exactly, or as determined by whom? Not doubting a 5'10, 165 lb. guy could have a gut, but if so, it's unlikely that he'd have "fat" arms or "fat" legs, because if he did, he'd weigh more than 165. Maybe this is where the term skinny-fat comes into play?
     


  9. HgaleK

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    Fat where exactly, or as determined by whom? Not doubting a 5'10, 165 lb. guy could have a gut, but if so, it's unlikely that he'd have "fat" arms or "fat" legs, because if he did, he'd weigh more than 165. Maybe this is where the term skinny-fat comes into play?

    Yup. Stick arms, a gut, etc.
     


  10. TheRookie

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    Since you are starting from a totally untrained point, those measurement increases could be achieved in a month. Easily.

    Squat, deadlift, dip (or bench press), overhead press
    Eat a lot. When you can't swallow any more food, starting chugging whole milk.
    Sleep a lot.
    Repeat.
     


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    Training for aesthetics is not a very enjoyable endeavor.

    People train for other reasons? I'm confused....
     


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    People train for other reasons? I'm confused....

    body sculpting?
     


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    People train for other reasons? I'm confused....

    Strength training / powerlifting
     


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    Maybe I'm reading this wrong, but why in the hell would you want to be 5'8, 135 lbs? Have we really gotten so carried away with weight in this country that 5'8, 155 lbs. is considered fat?

    Not when all that fat is located in your thighs, butt, and stomach.

    I'm gonna tone.


    /waits for kunk to come and rip me a new butthole
     


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    Strength training / powerlifting

    Was joking. [​IMG]
     


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