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2011/03/12 14:19:51 (permalink)

skinny lad looking to bulk up

Hello there.
Name is Allan and stay in glasgow,Im 25yrs old , 6ft , 12st
Having always been a skinny, I finally decided I'd had enough and to gain a bit of muscle
Am a fit guy, Go jogging 3 times a week, Play Amateur football at the weekend and train twice a week and 5 a sides now and then, Been working for a drinks company for the last 2 year which means lifting and moving 11g and 22g kegs all the time.
Dont know where too start with weights and protein shakes ect
Has anyone got any adivce?

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    Re:skinny lad looking to bulk up 2011/03/12 15:39:19 (permalink)
    Hello Allan in Glasgow - welcome to the forum!

    First thing's first - need to sort out diet and a training routine.

    If you like you can read up on both first and see what changes you can make yourself as ultimately you know what suits you best.

    You can have a look around the forum or read some of the articles:
    or newsletters:

    You can post up an example of your diet up in the diet section, i.e., just give us some detail on what a normal daysworth of food currently looks like.  Like this:

    9am - 2 eggs, bacon, wholemeal toast, orange juice
    12am - chicken breast, broccoli, baked potato
    1pm - Train

    Include training times as well if you can.

    As for training - have a look in the routines section - there's a massive thread you can look at for some ideas
    Try to see what sort of routine you might like and can follow depending on the facilities you have access to.

    If you've got any more specific questions don't hesitate to post them up in the relevant forum!

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    Re:skinny lad looking to bulk up 2011/03/12 15:41:50 (permalink)
    hi mate,

    well first protocol is get readding through the diet and training section... you will never learn too much.

    first try write yourself a diet and work out routine, aim the routine on compound exersices.. dont worry too much about your curls and wrist curls ( which is a fav at my gym for beginers lol)

    squat,deadlift,bench,over head press, dips,sldl

    these type of exersices

    as for diet, rough guide at 6-8 meals per day ( depending on personal preference ), plenty water.

    protien, carb and fats.

    have a go and post it up , try your best and dont worry when you post it up people will help change it ... but more importantly you will learn from it..

    gd luck
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    Re:skinny lad looking to bulk up 2011/03/12 15:42:42 (permalink)
    ah you beat me to it yib lol
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    Re:skinny lad looking to bulk up 2011/03/12 16:43:44 (permalink)
    Follow the advice given by yib, not much more to add to that really.
    Good luck with your reading, the articles are very helpful and should give you a good building block to start with then post any other relevant questions that you may be unsure about

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    Re:skinny lad looking to bulk up 2011/03/12 18:39:42 (permalink)
    Yeh good advice above, I would add that when looking into routines and diet to stick to what you like and what type of routines interest you and you,ll enjoy doing because it could be the best diet and routine in the world but if you can only stick at it for a week then you aren,t going to feel the benefits.
    Remember that reaching your goals will take time and lots of hard work so your diet and workout routines must hold your interest and not be too much of a ball ache, that said all the info you need is here so enjoy your reading and good luck!
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    Re:skinny lad looking to bulk up 2011/03/14 12:54:09 (permalink)
    Everyone has pretty much covered it but I would say having porridge oats for breakfast is a good way to bulk (i.e. slow release carbs). I tend to have porridge for breakfast and will add some oats into my protein shakes too.
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