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Old 05-07-2012, 05:42 PM   #1
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I am just starting to work out. I am very small, you could call me a runt. I want to get some bulk to me. What one piece of advice can you give me to help me acchieve this?
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Old 05-07-2012, 07:11 PM   #2
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I will give you a few tips that will have you well on your way to BIGness...

#1. Squat!
#2. Squat deep.
#3. Squat for low reps.
#4. Squat for high reps.
#5. Squat twice your bodyweight (eventually).
#6. Eat a LOT of good wholesome food.
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Old 05-07-2012, 07:13 PM   #3
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I've give you 6.

Squat
Bench
Deadlift
Power Clean
Overhead Press
Eat a lot.

Before you begin adding lots of weight to your lifts, be sure you have the form down. You want to lift heavy and lift correctly. Eat a lot. Not really sure how small you are, but if you aren't gaining weight, eat more. Steak, pork chops, potatoes, eggs, anything you can get your hands on, eat it. You'll grow.
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Old 05-07-2012, 07:31 PM   #4
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This...... and do a lot of pullups and dips. Have you looked at any of the established programs on the site yet? Best personal advice: Focus on getting stronger, the size will follow.
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Old 05-07-2012, 08:07 PM   #5
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^^^^ get strong first, big second!
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Old 05-08-2012, 12:39 AM   #6
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Everytime you sit down to eat, ask yourself "did this used to breathe?" If the answer is yes, eat a ton of it.

get on a beginner strength program and follow it to the letter.

Eat even more than you ever thought you could, then lift heavier the next day.

Learn good technique on your lifts.

Set good short term and long term goals.

There I just gave you 5 solid pieces of advice.
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This...... and do a lot of pullups and dips. Have you looked at any of the established programs on the site yet? Best personal advice: Focus on getting stronger, the size will follow.
Yes. Both of these are great and you will do yourself a favor by incorporating them from the start.
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Old 05-08-2012, 05:45 AM   #8
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Train for strength/progression and EAT! It takes time, and is an uphill battle, but you will see results!
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Eat plenty but don't go overboard so much that it's merely fat gain
Do barbell complexes
Use plenty of compound moves
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