I figured where else to go, but the source.
I’m “new” to the world of lifting in the respects that I’m just now doing it steadily. And that never before, or even really now, have I done so with an aim at bodybuilding. I was always physically active, and until I quit football and baseball had a metabolism that anorexics dreamed of. It was unfortunate for me, but at the same time…kept me lean.
Then I put on a lot of weight, the cheet-o, video game, beer kinda weight. Well, after a few sessions of gut-wrenching financial and family stress and other unhealthy eating habits, I’m a decent 163 lb 22 year old.
Now, I’ve decided recently that I’d like to get to a point where I can have a lean core with appropriate levels of definition and a somewhat sizeable upper body. However, for some reason I’m impervious to weight-lifting and my arms haven’t changed size since I was four.
For whatever record, I did keep a pretty stable system of curls going even when I wasn’t doing anything in a gym or to any other part of my body. (I guess you could say to see if it would ever make a difference).
Ok, now that I got that ramble out of the way, I was wondering if any of you have any advice on how to solidify my upper body, increase arm size, and lean out my core. I was thinking about going on a 2-4 week cycle of Clenbuterol for the leaning out, but as far as promoting muscle gain (especially in my biceps), are there any tips?
Oh, and also…if I understand it correctly, your base metabolic rate is attached to your heart rate (which I assume is why cardio is best for trimming down), but my genetics faulted me with a whopping 45 bpm heart rate. The normal heart rate is 60 bpm and 45 when your body is sleeping and doing the bare minimum to not be dead.
In other words, even when I’m awake, there is no spike in my metabolism…or even an increase. I just exist at the bare minimum level of existance. Could that be hindering the muscle gain? Is there any way to change/work around that?