I am 21. I ran track for 4 years in high school, 2 years in college and through pre-season this last fall(3rd year). I do have a fast metabolism. Outside the gym I go to school (hence i fall under the category of a poor college student). I mess around playing ball with some friends and stuff but no regular intense exercise outside the gym. (is that what you were asking?)
Whats a good set/rep range for weighted chins?
here is the bicep workout i did on monday:
3x8 Chin-ups with legs out straight
3x30sec negative chins w/ 25, 35, 45 lbs
(3min rest between negatives)
3x8 barbell curls
I am working on my deadlift. I got up to 315 for 2 reps the other day. I know its not great but I was pretty psyched.
How old are you? and what are you doing outside of the gym? If you ran track I’m assuming you burn calories pretty quick, and it will take a while for you to gain “healthy” weight.
First and foremost, Milk, Eggs, Crackers, Peanut Butter and Jelly sandwiches and tuna are very cheap foods that are known to pack on muscle. You can easily match your weight in protein alone from 5 cans of tuna and 4 cups of milk. That is just for protein purposes, track people tend to have fast metabalism so peanut butter and jelly sandwiches will add some calories from carbs for you. Thats all about 35-50 dollars a week. If you eat anything else it will just be a plus.
The arm challenge looks pretty aerobic for a person like you. You may want to switch to weighted chins for reps, and heavier ez-curl.
Last but not least, relative to other muscles in the body biceps are pretty small. They are going to take a while to grow, specially if your not packing muscle on the rest of your body. Try adding some deadlifts. Heavy[/quote]