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Skinny Bastard Looking For Help


#1


First of i'm 17 yrs old and my current stats are about 5'7, 132 lbs..and i think about 12% Bf...i used to be a fat sack of crap about 165lbs and easily over 20% bf until i cleaned up my diet and excercised like mad.

The problem is now i can't seem to gain any wieght back. I eat about 2900 cal a day in the form of clean food like oatmeal, tuna, cottage cheese, the occasional shake...ect, and try to stay away from the whole junk food and fast food thing.

I lift about 3 times a week and do Interval type cardio twice a week...i am about to start an Ian King program soon (the one in the book of muscle) and i am looking to also begin JB's massive eating program...and i was wondering if i should be eating more...or cutting cardio altogether...ect...any help is greatly appreciated..thx


#2

hey man i was a skinny bastard too around your age. and here's the secret. eat.


#3

Welcome! The best thing I think you can do is learn, read this site as much you can but most importantly apply the knowledge to your training and eating. These are a couple of my favorites-

http://www.T-Nation.com/readTopic.do?id=460331

http://www.T-Nation.com/readTopic.do?id=460327

http://www.T-Nation.com/readTopic.do?id=781428

http://www.T-Nation.com/readTopic.do?id=781428

http://www.T-Nation.com/readTopic.do?id=459321

Hope this helps


#4

thanks guys, i'll be sure to keep training hard and learn from this site.


#5

Feel fortunate that you have stumbled upon the likes of Ian King and John Berardi.

Thats like finding 2 diamonds hidden in an acre of shit.


#6

If I were you I'd be lifting at least 4, maybe 5 days a week. At your age, your test will allow you to lift harder without overtraining. I still lift 4 days a week and am thinking going back to a 5 day split. Your diet sounds clean especially since you said that you've lost weight, but if you aren't gaining weight there is most likely only 2 reasons. You're not working hard enough, or you aren't eating enough.


#7

thank for the quick replies...ya i think i'm gonna try a 4 day split and maybe cut back on the cardio a bit...also according to Massive eating i should be eating at least 3200 cals so i was definately undereating...i'll be sure to keep tryin tho i know it wont happen overnight so i'll just keep at it