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    Basically, i'm 9 stone now, which reminds me, need to change my sig. Im 5ft 8, so im bordering on underweight. However, im still quite, frumpy I think's the right word. Under my skin I can still feel the fat particles, which is really bad. It affects what I wear, I only wear certain things, which don't make my "man boobs" so pronounced. Anywho.

    Basically, at the moment im eating about 1450 calories a day, along with exercise to lose weight. But, at 9 stone, I think i've probably done enough, and my parents are getting really worried. But. Im still not happy with my body. I still look frumpy.

    What do I do? If I up my calorie intake to 2000ish, and just eat normally, and try to sustain my weight, will my body stay the same, despite going to the gym? Or, will my body get progressively better over time?

    The problem is, I need to be able to see them changes sharpish, because at the moment, I hang on losing weight, and if I don't lose it, I get distraught.

    My current workout is quite disjointed to be honest. This is what i'm doing at the moment, please dont take the mic too bad, I know it's not good.


    Weights: (I always do weights first)

    4 sets of 6 bench pressing. (Challenging weight)
    4 sets of 6 arm fly's (Challenging weight)
    2 sets of 6 powerlifting (Challenging weight)
    2 sets of 8 bicep curls

    6 sets of 6 on the pectoral machine
    4 sets of 6 on the chest press machine
    3 sets of 6 on the lateral pulldown machine

    Cardio:

    30 minutes running. (Anyway to me it is. Pace of about 10.8km. Not that fast I know)
    Depends really. Sometimes I spend more time on the treadmill, like 40 minutesish. Or.
    20 minutes cross trainer.

    Cardio, I don't focus on time, it's calories burnt. I usually do 440-500 according to the machines. That's not on each. That's between the crosstrainer and the treadmill.

    I go to the gym 3 times a week. Then 3 other days, I do 1hr on an exercise bike. I have one day rest, a saturday.
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    Right you need to make a decision: toning/muscle building or weight loss you cannot do both.

    If you want weight loss then eat less and do cardio, although 1500 calories is too low, eat regular meals (3 times a day) that total 2000 calories plus: this speeds up your metabolism and helps weight loss surprisingly.

    If you want a better body then you want to be doing lots of weights, with some cardio, and you want to eat a lot more ( it is easier to turn fat into muscle than nothing into muscle) also up your protein with shakes or something. This is just a general view, everyones bodies work differently.

    If you want a general improvement in everything check out the british army website and their fitness guides; simple and cheap and effective.

    On the downside improving your body takes time and the key is sticking at it, there is no quick fix that is legal or healthy. Put in the hours and you will see improvement, plus it normally becomes addictive and a habit so you do it more and keep on improving.
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    (Original post by Oh_Mighty_One)

    The problem is, I need to be able to see them changes sharpish, because at the moment, I hang on losing weight, and if I don't lose it, I get distraught.
    Common English error I see right here, you 'want' to see changes sharpish, 'need' has nothing to do with it. However, if you get distraught about something as silly as seeing ultra-fast results then you 'need' to get some perspective (and genuine adult issues).
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    (Original post by Oh_Mighty_One)
    Basically, i'm 9 stone now, which reminds me, need to change my sig. Im 5ft 8, so im bordering on underweight. However, im still quite, frumpy I think's the right word. Under my skin I can still feel the fat particles, which is really bad. It affects what I wear, I only wear certain things, which don't make my "man boobs" so pronounced. Anywho.

    Basically, at the moment im eating about 1450 calories a day, along with exercise to lose weight. But, at 9 stone, I think i've probably done enough, and my parents are getting really worried. But. Im still not happy with my body. I still look frumpy.

    What do I do? If I up my calorie intake to 2000ish, and just eat normally, and try to sustain my weight, will my body stay the same, despite going to the gym? Or, will my body get progressively better over time?

    The problem is, I need to be able to see them changes sharpish, because at the moment, I hang on losing weight, and if I don't lose it, I get distraught.

    My current workout is quite disjointed to be honest. This is what i'm doing at the moment, please dont take the mic too bad, I know it's not good.


    Weights: (I always do weights first)

    4 sets of 6 bench pressing. (Challenging weight)
    4 sets of 6 arm fly's (Challenging weight)
    2 sets of 6 powerlifting (Challenging weight)
    2 sets of 8 bicep curls

    6 sets of 6 on the pectoral machine
    4 sets of 6 on the chest press machine
    3 sets of 6 on the lateral pulldown machine

    Cardio:

    30 minutes running. (Anyway to me it is. Pace of about 10.8km. Not that fast I know)
    Depends really. Sometimes I spend more time on the treadmill, like 40 minutesish. Or.
    20 minutes cross trainer.

    Cardio, I don't focus on time, it's calories burnt. I usually do 440-500 according to the machines. That's not on each. That's between the crosstrainer and the treadmill.

    I go to the gym 3 times a week. Then 3 other days, I do 1hr on an exercise bike. I have one day rest, a saturday.
    Maybe!
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    In that case:

    If I eat normally, but still go to the gym, will I get a better body?
    Basically, i'm 9 stone now, which reminds me, need to change my sig. Im 5ft 8, so im bordering on underweight.

    You are horribly underweight and you have no muscle mass.

    However, im still quite, frumpy I think's the right word. Under my skin I can still feel the fat particles, which is really bad. It affects what I wear, I only wear certain things, which don't make my "man boobs" so pronounced. Anywho.

    You are underweight and have manboobs? Look into gynecomastia you seriously might have it.

    You don't eat properly nor exercise which is why you still have that layer over your body. You also have no muscles, meaning even at low body fat percentages you won't look normal. (machinist mode unlocked).


    Basically, at the moment im eating about 1450 calories a day, along with exercise to lose weight. But, at 9 stone, I think i've probably done enough, and my parents are getting really worried. But. Im still not happy with my body. I still look frumpy.

    Unless you are 10, you are eating far too little. If you are aiming to gain weight you should be in a calorific surplus, vice versa for losing weight (which I wouldn't recommend), find out your BMR then add what you eat and minus your weeks cardio calories. This is what your surplus/deficit is. If you gain weight or lose weight greater than 1-1.5lb a week, slow down.

    What do I do? If I up my calorie intake to 2000ish, and just eat normally, and try to sustain my weight, will my body stay the same, despite going to the gym? Or, will my body get progressively better over time?

    You will have more energy and you will have more calories for your muscles to repair, within weeks you should be able to increase your strength easily.

    The problem is, I need to be able to see them changes sharpish, because at the moment, I hang on losing weight, and if I don't lose it, I get distraught.

    You seriously might have anorexia at this point or are seriously trolling. You need to gain weight, muscle specifically.

    My current workout is quite disjointed to be honest. This is what i'm doing at the moment, please dont take the mic too bad, I know it's not good.


    Weights: (I always do weights first)

    4 sets of 6 bench pressing. (Challenging weight) 1 Chest / Compound
    4 sets of 6 arm fly's (Challenging weight) Two Chest 1 Isolation
    2 sets of 6 powerlifting (Challenging weight) What?
    2 sets of 8 bicep curls 2 Isolation 1 on biceps

    6 sets of 6 on the pectoral machine Three chest 3 isolations
    4 sets of 6 on the chest press machine Four chest 4 isolations
    3 sets of 6 on the lateral pulldown machine Five Isolations 1 Lat

    You are a curlbro, congratulations. You have not exercised your legs so you're already reducing the growth hormones which are produced by them. You don't exercise your back properly, you missed out the triceps. If you want bigger arms (which is what it looks like, that and chest, then train your triceps, the muscle is BIGGER than your biceps.

    You need to scrap this and talk to your gym adviser or find a beginner routine which focuses on strength. You want to focus on a strength training program so when you move to hypertrophy (if you want to) you'll see better effects.

    Cardio:

    30 minutes running. (Anyway to me it is. Pace of about 10.8km. Not that fast I know)
    Depends really. Sometimes I spend more time on the treadmill, like 40 minutesish. Or.
    20 minutes cross trainer.

    If you're doing cardio after being at the gym you'll reduce your results drastically.

    Cardio, I don't focus on time, it's calories burnt. I usually do 440-500 according to the machines. That's not on each. That's between the crosstrainer and the treadmill.

    I go to the gym 3 times a week. Then 3 other days, I do 1hr on an exercise bike. I have one day rest, a saturday.
    So not only do you only consume 1500 calories a day, you're eating into this deficit by 1500 a week...
    Read this:

    http://www.liamrosen.com/fitness.html

    Find a routine here:

    http://community.myprotein.com/bodyb...d-routine.html

    or

    http://www.exrx.net/Lists/WorkoutMenu.html

    And learn how to perform them via youtube and here:

    http://www.exrx.net/Lists/Directory.html
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    Oh finally, you shouldn't do any cardio for the first 3 months after you've picked a routine. Start some 30 minute HIIT training afterwords once a week for a month then twice a week for a month. Then do as you please.
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    Read the stickies.



    You can thank me later.
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    Forgot, all those chest exercises won't help you remove those man boobs. They may actually promote them. Spot reduction doesn't work, seriously you have gyno.
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    Your underweight but you want to lose weight okay Lol!......you also have boobs....this is a joke right?
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    I went do the doctors. I don't have gyno. He just said "their common for my age." I hate them.

    Sums up the arrogant t*ats on this forum, when two of the replies out of 10 are useful...
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    (Original post by Oh_Mighty_One)
    I went do the doctors. I don't have gyno. He just said "their common for my age." I hate them.

    Sums up the arrogant t*ats on this forum, when two of the replies out of 10 are useful...

    The only reply you need to pay attention to is "read the sticky's" that is all. Stop whining, read the sticky's then come back with specific questions. Jesus.
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    Your weights routine is a joke, get off machines, do compound lifts like, sqauats, military press, bench press, deadlifts, barbell rows, barbell curls

    Get used to lifting your own bodyweight too, do dips and pull ups

    And read the stickies
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    (Original post by Supfresh.)
    The only reply you need to pay attention to is "read the sticky's" that is all. Stop whining, read the sticky's then come back with specific questions. Jesus.
    You being a prime example of the arrogant t*ats part of my statement. If everything's on the stickies, whats the point in the forum?
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    Yes, eating the same and going to the gym will improve your body. But the better your diet the better and quicker results you will see.
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    (Original post by Oh_Mighty_One)
    You being a prime example of the arrogant t*ats part of my statement. If everything's on the stickies, whats the point in the forum?
    To ask specific questions once you've read the stickies you moron.
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    (Original post by c7.)
    Yes, eating the same and going to the gym will improve your body. But the better your diet the better and quicker results you will see.
    Thankyou. Finally, an answer.
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    (Original post by Supfresh.)
    To ask specific questions once you've read the stickies you moron.
    This is a specific question jackass.

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