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2007/06/07 17:02:10 (permalink)

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A year ago i was a puny 140lbs at 6 foot tall. Desperate to put weight on any way i could i just simply ate and ate and ate. But now ive gone totally the other way. I have a 37 inch waist compared to a 30 inch waist this time a year ago. I'm now 168 lbs.

What id like to know is if its possible to turn fat into muscle? i now look horribly out of proportion with skinny arms and chest and a massive pot belly!

Any other hard gainers here with any body bulding tips?
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    cu3ed
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    RE: problems 2007/06/07 17:04:46 (permalink)
    Have you done any form of training in that time, or did you figure that if you eat lots would just put the weight on evenly?
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    RE: problems 2007/06/07 17:06:02 (permalink)
    No,you can't change fat into muscle but you can always cut the excess fat and then start eating quality food this time with correct portions so that you gain quality weight

    And I highly doubt you're a hard gainer
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    RE: problems 2007/06/07 17:06:32 (permalink)
    I did a bit of training at home with little arm weights, but i felt too concscious about going to a gym with my puny body. So i figured i was just going to fatten myself up first. But it's all going to the one place it seems.
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    RE: problems 2007/06/07 17:08:56 (permalink)

    ORIGINAL: beholder69

    No,you can't change fat into muscle but you can always cut the excess fat and then start eating quality food this time with correct portions so that you gain quality weight

    And I highly doubt you're a hard gainer


    I've always been skinny, and rather puney looking with a fast metabolism.
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    RE: problems 2007/06/07 17:09:15 (permalink)
    Well you not a hardgainer but I cant put on that kinda weight, fat or otherwise in a year. I think the porblem is you have expected to fill out evenly, of course this isnt the case.

    Though if you cut out the empty fat and calories, start some trianing, it would be easy to shift what you have, depends how much you really want it?
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    RE: problems 2007/06/07 17:09:35 (permalink)
    No,you need a full training routine if you want to add muscle along with proper diet and rest.Take a look at the articles
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    RE: problems 2007/06/07 17:12:19 (permalink)

    ORIGINAL: cu3ed

    Well you not a hardgainer but I cant put on that kinda weight, fat or otherwise in a year. I think the porblem is you have expected to fill out evenly, of course this isnt the case.

    Though if you cut out the empty fat and calories, start some trianing, it would be easy to shift what you have, depends how much you really want it?



    I want it alot. I no longer want to be the guy at the beach that doesn't dare take his top off.

    But yes i think i am going to have to set out a diet plan aswell as the correct training.
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    RE: problems 2007/06/07 17:13:36 (permalink)
    fasted cardio mornings.
    and a calorie deficit diet, keeping protein resonably high, 1gram per pound bodyweight mate. eat at regular intervals every 2 hours even if its just a snack,

    the fat will go,if you also weight train your arms will tone but you can,t turn fat into muscle unless you can turn water into wine!!!!!!!

    good luck
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    RE: problems 2007/06/07 17:15:10 (permalink)
    I would put some time aside and have a read through the article in this link: www.muscletalk.co.uk/fb.asp?m=1101455

    There is lots of good info that should answer many questions about diet and training. It is also good to refer back to from time to time.
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    RE: problems 2007/06/07 17:16:19 (permalink)

    ORIGINAL: skinnyfatboy

    I've always been skinny, and rather puney looking with a fast metabolism.


    As cu3ed said,you have put weight on,the fact that you didn't eat/train properly made it that it was not "good" weight. The fact that you were always puny doesn't mean you have a fast metabolism. If you had your diet and training sorted out and still got no results,then you could assume that. Still you would just need to up the cals and maybe change the macro split a bit and you would get results.
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    RE: problems 2007/06/07 17:21:06 (permalink)
    Well cheers to everyone for all your help. Hopefully in a few months i will be able to report good news.
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    RE: problems 2007/06/07 17:26:43 (permalink)
    No probs and good luck! For anything else you need you can always visit the diet and the training forum
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    RE: problems 2007/06/07 17:28:28 (permalink)
    Cheers will do.

    I suppose before you all started you didn't have perfect bodies either.

    But i get a major inferiority complex looking at some of the bodies on here!
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    RE: problems 2007/06/07 17:37:07 (permalink)
    lol, dont jsut dissappear mate, ask questions, read the articles, its helps in so many ways when your progressing and finding stuff out, heck if nearly all of us had the info this place had when starting out I could have knocked YEARS of my training.
    ORIGINAL: skinnyfatboy

    Well cheers to everyone for all your help. Hopefully in a few months i will be able to report good news.

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