hey im new here,
Im a small guy 5 ft. 6 inches. around 120lb with a lightening fast metabolism.
I have been working out following routines I get from reading books. I eat as much protein as I can and ‘cheat’ with protein bars, and whey protein… its hard to eat like a pig and to find the time to make all these meals… I stick with peanut butter, yogurt, eggs, meat, and fish.
What I have learnt the most is that small people need to do full body workouts. So I stick with squats, deadlifts, dumbell press, (bench pressing doesnt give me tiny chest enough range it would seem…) and the likes.
I once hurt my shoulder and discovered it is a weak link (i also discovered that my shoulders are not like everyone elses. They dont go up all the way. My range of motion is limited, and therapy only helped so much. I think its my bone structure. Something I cannot change.)
So i added a small exercise for my weak shoulders (reverse flies…they are so weak I use 5 pounds for this exercise)
Slowly I have been adding isolation exercises to my routine for other weak links, tweaking the routine as I see fit.
Is that bad?
All the books say “stick to the routine! Dont add or subtract!”
I am a very “follow the rules” sorta guy and I never know when I can break them, as I am no expert or trainer… though I think I understand the basic principle -eat, workout and sleep…
I have gained some muscle but its not sculpted much… than again im small so I come pre-made with a tiny six pack already… and my biceps are nice…
So any answers or advice on the above or some tips on working out would be cool.