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I am not the strongest of guys out there(shocker a nerdy boy in high school who isn't ripped). I want to work out and start to gain at least some kind of muscle. Not a lot, but toned abs, decent sized arms and calfs would be nice. Only problem is every time I have tried to do this I can't stick with it for more than a week. I have a BowFlex in my house that allows me to do a big variety of exercises. I have tried setting up a work out routine already and that didn't work. any tips?
Posted 2/15/16
Make a mix of music that would help keep you in the mood, and power through a work out. I always have a mix on, and it makes the work out much more enjoyable than without.
Posted 2/15/16
Not trying to be an asshole I'm just curious, but why, whats your motivation ?
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only eat organic
no grains
eat 1.5 grams of protein per desired weight a day
only drink purified water and black coffee
weights (full body) every other day
sprints and walks on the off day
avocados and sweet potatoes are your new bffs
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Eat a lot of food. High repetitions with low weight. The thing is, you don't have to lift anything heavy to build muscle, you just need to eat a lot, and train harder.

Big arms. Get a 20 lbs dumbell, do a variety of range of motion workouts that focus the main parts of the bicep, peak, and.... size, I don't know the actual term. What I do, I'll sit there with my arm resting on a cushion so I'm only focusing on my bicep, and I'll rep out that 20lbs dumbell for at least 60 reps each arm, and I increase reps with the same weight until it feels like I can go all day. Triceps, basically the same thing, but with tri pull downs, but I use the rope grip so I can squeeze after each extension. Forearms. Tie a weight to the middle of a pole, begin to bring the weight up by twisting it up, and bring it back down by twisting it the opposite direction. The more reps you do with the same weight, the more actual weight you can begin to abuse from the same method of working out. I've gone up to almost 40 lbs doing the same amount of reps as I was doing 30 lbs.

Abs, do crunches lol, like a lot of them, there are many ways, but crunches are pretty good, especially unassisted crunches.

Calves... hah! Good luck. I've been drumming for about 7 years so I don't need to worry, plus working with safety boots on for 9 hours a day. That is the only thing I can suggest. Purchase steel toe shoes, seriously you can buy steel toe shoes in many styles, and just walk around in them during your daily routine. It's pointless trying to build up your Calves without totally killing yourself, you have to gain them over a long period of time.

Boring, get some music or headphones, escape into your mind, be driven. It's not hard to do, just do it!
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Posted 2/15/16
You could get an axe and hack the daylights out of wrecked cars, that way you'll get in good shape and good luck. I hacked an the distorted rear of a Chevrolet Aveo fairly recently into several pieces and that was a good workout; my body got tense after that workout.
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potentsativa wrote:

Not trying to be an asshole I'm just curious, but why, whats your motivation ?


I want to just be happier with my body. I am a little under weight and want to put on some pounds, but hopefully most of that can me muscle haha.
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RuinedDruid wrote:

I am not the strongest of guys out there(shocker a nerdy boy in high school who isn't ripped). I want to work out and start to gain at least some kind of muscle. Not a lot, but toned abs, decent sized arms and calfs would be nice. Only problem is every time I have tried to do this I can't stick with it for more than a week. I have a BowFlex in my house that allows me to do a big variety of exercises. I have tried setting up a work out routine already and that didn't work. any tips?


My biggest problem when I first started working out consistently was as potentsativa mentioned, was having a goal. I eventually found mine and as dumb as my goal is it keeps me going lol.
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I started out at home just like yourself and the first two weeks I wanted to quit. I think it really is just toughing it out and doing your work outs even if you don't want two in those first two weeks so you can get a routine set in for yourself and soon after you wont be thinking of it as a chore to do every day but something you naturally do every day. You'll slowly start doing it without giving it much thought . It's especially hard to get it going when at home because of all the distractions or thoughts of doing something else at home instead. I would recommend trying out a local gym with a friend or by yourself. I started at home for the first year, got pretty big and then after wards moved over to a local gym. Don't be afraid of going to a local gym and being judged or anything like that. for the most part everyone is in their own little world listening to music and doing their thing. Plus for the most part people are helpful if you have any questions don't be afraid to ask.

From experience I would suggest you avoid any kind of energy supplements, I was taking C4 before my workouts and don't get me wrong it was awesome but It gave me such a rush that it would numb my pains from working out while giving me more energy allowing me to lift more. It eventually led me to fucking up my left shoulder for 8 months. just my .02 Good Luck
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Posted 2/16/16
Go to a gym and get a personal trainer.
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Posted 2/22/16 , edited 2/22/16
Make a sick playlist of all the anime osts that pump you up, and then pretend you're going in a situation: (1) going to fight lvl boss so gotta grind or (2) going to finally meet your waifu after 10 years of separation.

Bam.

Motivation.

Or play a little game called Undertale. It tends to fill you with d e t e r m i n a t i o n.
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