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Ribs Starting To Show

I am a 20 year old male, and i weigh about 155 pounds. Anyway, I have been working out for 5 months or so now and have been seeing okay/good progress i guess.

Anyway, I know I haven’t been eating enough. Like, for real I have prob been eating 1500 calories a day which I know is grossly under what I need.

Anyway, today I noticed that my ribs are actually starting to show on the sides of my body.

I would imagine I need to start eating more, NOW. But, should I also stop working out till I gain some more weight?

David

just look up what a good diet for what your goal is.

tailor that diet to your budget and to whatever is readily available, drop what isn’t reasonable.

make a batch food put it in containers.

vigilantly follow that diet as if you were an anorexic girl.

then lift heavy, lift often, lift heavy, lift often. run do other shit.

and…

stop being such a marshmallow, you’re going to have to mentally force yourself into evolution, thats the problem i was having, there is no thumbs up beer drinking pothead long hair bitch who gets big and becomes an alpha, i want to prison rape the bitch in your avatar.

adopt the mentality you will need to succeed.

peace.

Why were you eating so far under maintenance in the first place? It’s none of my business, really, if you don’t care to answer, but I thought I’d ask.

You should be eating 3-4000kcal a day, and selecting workouts that will cause you to put the muscle back on with as little time spent in the gym as possible, thus minimizing caloric expenditure.

I know this is really original, but these two fit the bill:

Rippetoe’s Starting Strength:

Stronglifts 5x5

The good news is that if you did lose any muscle, you’ll gain it back pretty rapidly, plus you should get some good newbie gains from either of those programs. Just make sure to eat enough.

No. Eat more. Lots of peanut butter, olive oil, nuts, avocadoes. Calorically dense foods with fat that aren’t that filling.

add homemade weight gain shakes in to your diet regiment. 3 of those bad boys at 500kcals per will get you 1500 additional muscle building calories.

No you should NOT stop working out. If you stop working out that just means more of your food gets stored away since you’ve been effectively starving yourself for a few months. Keep working hard. Eat more. And eat more protein. Problem solved.

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[quote]Guerrero wrote:
there is no thumbs up beer drinking pothead long hair bitch who gets big and becomes an alpha, i want to prison rape the bitch in your avatar.

adopt the mentality you will need to succeed.

peace.[/quote]

I might kill you tonight

[quote]Guerrero wrote:
there is no thumbs up beer drinking pothead long hair bitch who gets big and becomes an alpha, i want to prison rape the bitch in your avatar.[/quote]

This is now my personal motto. It doesn’t make sense, but the combination of words has a very free-verse violence to it.

there comes a time when every reasonable man has to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin to slit throats.
-h.l. mencken

… I always think of that when I need to get focused and get things done.

fucking intense Guerrero. My two centavos: Become deviant. Eat tons of animal flesh and lift hard and heavy listening to Lamb of God. Nothing will ever be given to you. You must simply take it.

Rofle, since i knew i couldnt eat enough to gain weight healthily, i started eating 2 double cheeseburgers on my ‘off’ days. For recess, thats 1100cal on the spot, if you include the boxdrink i have with it. Eat healthy, but if u cant, dont. Just make sure you are eating both healthy and shit, that way you can burn the shit, and then use the healthy. I mean, 50g prot, 60g carbs and 90g fat could kill me if i didnt work out, but i think even the bad quality nature of the cals will be benificial to me just because of the lifestyle i live.

So now I’m gonna go eat some noodles and peanut butter. I understand you are meant to separate your carbs and fats, but fuck it, my 230lb BB mate is doing fine without adhering to that, and I’m an ecto so I’l only adhere when I want to cut (which could be in a couple of years lol)