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Advice for Beginner Please

Hello.
Let me start off by saying that I’m 18 years old, 5’ 7" and weight around 159lbs. About two months ago I been slowly working out in the evenings by doing push ups, low weight high rep bicep curls, and a few pull ups.

 It slowly has been paying off, but since I don't do a full complete workout, the effects of the work outs are just trickling in. I'm not fat nor skinny.

 My question is what other exercises can I do at home to build a little bulk in my upper body, and mainly tone it.  I had to give up jogging as part of the regular routine around 3 weeks ago because my schedual is becoming more hectic.  

I have only around 70lbs of free weights at my disposal at my house, so any advice on resistant training would help. My goals are toness more so then bulk, but either would be an improvement.

[quote]tenchun01 wrote:
Hello.
Let me start off by saying that I’m 18 years old, 5’ 7" and weight around 159lbs. About two months ago I been slowly working out in the evenings by doing push ups, low weight high rep bicep curls, and a few pull ups.

 It slowly has been paying off, but since I don't do a full complete workout, the effects of the work outs are just trickling in. I'm not fat nor skinny.

 My question is what other exercises can I do at home to build a little bulk in my upper body, and mainly tone it.  I had to give up jogging as part of the regular routine around 3 weeks ago because my schedual is becoming more hectic.  

I have only around 70lbs of free weights at my disposal at my house, so any advice on resistant training would help. My goals are toness moreso then bulk, but either would be an improvement[/quote]

First off stop using the word tone and why limit yourself to building muscle only in your upper body. The biggest muscles are found in your lower body. Also, working your lower body with compound exercises such as deadlifts and squats will help you build a bigger upper body. Lift hard, eat more, and sleep more.
Also buy a membership to a gym.

N. Robinson

This weekend and next mow a few lawns, wash a few cars, wax them, pull weeds, trim trees, paint a house or two, something.

Take the money you earn and go buy some more weight. And a bench.

You want tone more than bulk? Wax on, wax off!

Tone is just a ‘girly’ way of saying muscle. The tone you seek is the function of a bigger stonger muscle. So make the muscle bigger and stronger. But yeah, buy some more weights or go to a gym, even a local YMCA if you are straped for cash, your school should also have a good or at least usable weight room. Do plenty of reading on this site.

Regarding your stats, I think the body size you’ll be looking for is around 170-180 pounds with <10% fat… but why stop there!?

Keep reading, keep learing, work hard.