I do a three week cycle.. rep ranges vary from 5 reps one week.. 8 reps next week.. and 12 reps third week.. assuming i fail in last two reps of each range.. and i do 4 days a week.. like push pull rest push pull rest rest.. i include pushing legs with pushing upper body muscles.. I was always skinny.. not skinny fat.. just skinny.
You're gaining strength, which is a good thing.Personally, I eat around 2000-2500 per day and mostly plant based. So it's surprising I put anything on.I do calisthenics strength training. I don't know if that would help more.Building muscle does seem more about consistency over the years. It doesn't come over night so I wouldn't be too disappointed. I wish I could give you some better advice. I've always been skinny too. I've always been disappointed in my progress in that regard but I see no point in constantly fighting my body type. I'm always going to look like an ectomorph that barely works out, which is frustrating. Just focus on getting stronger and learning cool and impressive skills would be my advice. Such as front lever, back lever, one armed pullup, etc.
Also do you cycle the intensity over the 3 weeks to reduce the accumulated strain on your body? If so that is a good idea and perhaps I should take that advice. Have picked up some tendonitis from over doing it and not resting!
Hmmm that makes sense.. since we always gonna be slim... focus on keeping them abs more... at least look good shirtless lol
Yeah.. i do weekly changes in rep ranges/weight intensity. Like going from heavy (5 reps) to moderate (8 reps ) to light (12)
I do that.. but any other person taking same nutrition will gain a lot more than me... i do lift heavy.. as heavy as i can ofc.. i couldnt squat 45 kg properly. Last time i could do 90kgs for 3 4 reps for 4 sets..
How often do you train your chest and arms per week? And how long have you been training consistently?
Well i try n hit every muscle group twice a week... as in push pull push pull... been at it for 2 years quite regular . .. i did gain 6 kgs fast when i started 4 years ago. But had an injury so stopped for few months . Now back at it for 2 yeas
Try to work each muscle group three times a week that's what I do
3 times? How do maalnage it? Like can u share ur split?
You have to be mentally disciplined. Monday Wednesday and Friday the whole upper body.. Tuesday Thursday and Saturday legs... Sunday Rest... But that was before the Coronavirus
I thought about it that way.. here's what kept me from it:1. If we divide into upper n lower... give them same amount of time.. upper muscles are more than lower... so are the number of exercises required.. so in that way ine is bound to neglect some upper body.2. If i train legs three times a week.. it becomes way too taxing on the nervous system to recover that fast from legs.. as obviously if u dedicate a whole session to legs it will be so tough.
Not for me I spend two and a half hours Monday Wednesday and Friday in the gym. Legs don't take that long like the upper body
2.5 hrs!!! Wowww.. i try n complete within an hour.. just can't lift heavy for that long unless u take long breaks between sets
Depends what I'm doing could be up to three minutes
Ahan... the squats itself ia sooooo taxing on the whole body.. if i try doing every other day.. well lets just say u will be invited to my funeral 😂
Its mind over matter. You just have to get yourself in good shape as time goes on you'll get used to it
Well let this stupid lockdown end... ill try
Awesome bro and thank you so much for most helpful award
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I try to use as much free weights as possible... i do gain strength.. mostly better forms and slowly adding weight especially in squats n deadlifts.. very hard to add weight to chest... n i kept tracking n eating surplus calories of 200 .. yet i do see changes in mirror.. but hardly on the scale.
Assuming you are healthy try eating 1lb per gram for a while and see if that helps. Make sure you don't work out the same musle on back to back days even indirectly. Eg. Don't do chest one day and the next to shoulders. Try to work out each musle group twice a week. Don't forget leg day because lots of musle weight is in your legs for one and two working legs actually release hormones that aid in musle growth. Creatine may also help.
Thank u.. im actually following all those points u mentioned
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