Body Building | Fitness training - need help

Hi, im a 17 year old male, 6 ' 1" and around 160 lbs,
Im fairly athletic, and use to goto the gym
quite frequently. The reason i told you this is because
despite my obsession with wanting to increase my muscle size
(im pretty skinny due to my height) it doesnt seem like i can
gain any. I start going to the gym, and do all the right excersices,
im pretty sure i do, i also take a protein shake called
methoxy-pro, i do this for about 4 months, and then i get
frustrated due to the lack of results, and stop , then start
back up when i get eager again to gain muscle.. Why cantt i build muscle/
I have a really hard time gaining weight due to an EXTREMELY fast metabolism....
What can i do.... any suggestions? nutritional facts? lifting excercises? anything would be good.,....

thanks scott...


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2 Posts
9/30/2003 9:04:28 AM
Run after you lift if you are running during the same gym visit when you are lifting. If you run prior to lifting you tend to loose weight.

Myfit Expert
63 Posts
9/26/2003 5:32:58 PM
Well, the thing is that if you are running that much your muscles won't grow as fast. I do not think it is true that your muscles will be smaller, that would only happen if you do not take enough calories to give energy for your runnning. I think running is awesome, you can still weight train and run, although you shouldn't do your workout too close to your running period. And if oyu are going to run and workout, yoiu will need extra calories (protein and complex/simple carbs) to support your system.

2 Posts
9/25/2003 3:33:14 PM
I also do a lot of running.... About 3 miles a day at the gym. recently i heard that im wasting my time lifting weights if i am going to keep running. And that running actually reduces your muscles or something? Is this true?

Myfit Expert
63 Posts
9/25/2003 12:06:16 PM
Also, if you have fast metabolism (as i do, we are both young), we are doomed to eat a lot more. So eat, eat, and one more thing, eat. Taking protein shakes is ok but do not replace a shake for a meal. Take the shake between meals and after you work out, and even before you go to sleep.

Myfit Expert
78 Posts
9/24/2003 5:39:35 PM
Once you do not increase in size or the amount you can lift, that is called a plateau. You have to remember that our bodies are quick to adapt to continuous stimulation. In order to "shock" the muscles, you need to give them new challenges. Now would be a perfect time to try a new routine and/or exercises. Try looking through the exercise database and see what interests you. After 6-8 weeks you can go back to your original routine or a new one. You will notice some gains due these new exercises. As well, lower your reps to about 6-9. Good luck!

2 Posts
9/24/2003 12:49:40 PM
i do around 75% for weights and around 10 to 12 reps.. i was wondering if there was anything that could increase my weight so i can turn it into muscle,, (that doesnt taste reallly nasty)... i do increase in weights for a couple of months but then i hit a point where i cant increase in the weights.. and it gets extremely frustrating because now im not only not increasing in size but im not increasing in weight either....

2 Posts
9/24/2003 10:37:35 AM
If you're making gains as far as increasing the weight you're lifting don't worry about the muscle gain, you are fighting an up hill battle due to your metabolism. It'll slow down with time and age, I used to be the same way. When I was in my early 20's I started to fill out. Try heavy weights and low reps if you haven't already.

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