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Old 03-07-2013, 11:01 PM   #11
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Are you using any weight gaining supplements? Those may help too. But consistent high calorie intake and enough rest are the key for sustainable energy levels in gym.

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Old 03-07-2013, 11:34 PM   #12
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Are you working out on an empty stomach? I'm finding good results from lifting about halfway between meals. An hour after my lunch I hit the gym, and by the time I'm done, there's only about an hour til my next meal. Try to get some cals in a little while before you lift, something with some good fats/carbs.
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Old 03-07-2013, 11:48 PM   #13
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Full body workout are brutal for anyone, and it takes a long time for your body to adapt well to them. But if you can keep it up all power to you. I would recommend doing a split and doing upper body one day, then rest then lower. and repeat. If that doesn't work after a month or so try working out two muscle groups at a time.
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You need to solve the root problem before worrying about workouts. Adaptation to the demands of a workout will come with time. The root problem is that you weigh 135 pounds and are eating 2100 calories a day.

This is not meant in a demeaning way - I want to help you reach your goals so I am being honest. You are underweight, frail and have no muscle. You can't expect to feel great working out right now. You have to tough it out, eat more, get stronger, be patient, trust the process, and not care how hard things feel...just do them anyway.

It doesn't matter how you feel, or what your energy levels are like. That will improve slowly each day.

Those that want results find a way to get it done no matter how they feel. You have to look at yourself in the mirror right now and ask yourself if you really want this. If you do, go get it.

That's the secret. Those that really want it go get it, no matter what the obstacles in the way.
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i know its bad my weight its not my natural weight was really sick for ages and lost so much weight used to be 150 pounds and was lean but go really sick and now i feel like a stick, just want to get big and strong fast, but i know its a slow process so il have to weight, i will address my diet first of all i will try added an extra 300 to 400 calories this week to see if my weight changes and i will let you know how things get on
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i know its bad my weight its not my natural weight was really sick for ages and lost so much weight used to be 150 pounds and was lean but go really sick and now i feel like a stick, just want to get big and strong fast, but i know its a slow process so il have to weight, i will address my diet first of all i will try added an extra 300 to 400 calories this week to see if my weight changes and i will let you know how things get on

300-400!? Thats like half a snack for gods sake! Dont worry about calories now, just eat!

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If you can do it without eating too much garbage, see what 3000cal/day does for your. And if you're going to do it, do it right. Log what you're eating. Most people who have a hard time gaining weight, are overestimating their calorie intake.
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On my last bulk I was averaging 5K+ calories a day. Granted, it was a bit much for someone who stores fat as easily as myself, but I just want to put things into perspective.

Although I must admit that I'm a fan of slow, controlled changes. I agree with 3000 as a good starting point. Try it and see how you respond, then adjust accordingly. If possible, take in the majority of your carbs around your training session, and try to get 200g of protein if possible, but mostly, just eat more.
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