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    just checked my BMI http://www.bbc.co.uk/health/healthy_...al_index.shtml and its 15 :eek:

    Iv been trying to put on weight the past year or so, iv eaten so much meat and constantly eating junk food etc, but hasnt done anything, my weight has stayed the same (6 1/2 stone) so now iv decided to put on alot of muscle as that weighs more.
    I want to put on as much muscle on as i can, but without going to the gym and stuff as all my nearest gyms are well expensive and cnt afford them.
    My parents have some weights so thinking of using those, and also think about getting sum of the muscle formulas you can get, i no that natural is best blah blah blah, but i really want to put on weight by building up alot of muscle by the summer really, mainly so i can give blood and so that i look good lol, so i was thinking of either York 650g Creatine or York Muscle Power, taking them in conjunction with the weights, but not sure which i should go for, Creatine or Muscle power as both say they sepecialise in muscle growth

    tahnx for any help and suggestions
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    If you use free weights without proper instruction you could seriously hurt yourself. And magic pills and potions are not good for you.

    I hate to tell you this, but the only safe way to build up proper muscles is to join a gym and get some proper instruction. Only you can decide whether it's worth the money. Also, eating junk food won't help. If you were to put on weight through eating burgers and stuff, it would be flab, not muscle. You should eat lots of red meat and other sources of protein, which aids healthy tissue growth.
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    The thing is do eat lots of red meat, at least a meal of it 5 times a week but nothing

    Also if i could afford to go to the gym i still couldnt as i have no way of getting there, as i live in a remote village, very few buses, and taxi rates are expensive. planning to learn to drive in a few weeks but wont pass my test till like september and wont have a car till christmas time
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    "magic pills and potions" are only not good for you if you're referring to STERIODS

    creatine or whey protein will not harm you as long as it is taken in safe amounts. Both are natural, whey is from milk I think and creatine can be found in meat. Don't buy creatine from York, or any brand names because they charge for their name. Get it from a cheap website sent to you, eg. mysupplements.co.uk

    Look at the York dumbell and barbell set, you can do most muscle groups with free weights safely as long as you know how to do them, but if you want to put on the most muslce you can you will need more than that, eg. a squat rack (don't do squats without a rack!). Also, don't do things when you are on your own like benchpress, or other similar things without a rack.

    But for some exercises, eg. curls, rows, and deadlifts you won't need anything more than the bar and the plates (and the screws).

    Just make sure you get a good routine, because if you are taking supplements but doing a full body workout 4 times a week with no warm down you won't gain an ounce of muscle.
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    (Original post by Chemaz101)
    The thing is do eat lots of red meat, at least a meal of it 5 times a week but nothing

    Also if i could afford to go to the gym i still couldnt as i have no way of getting there, as i live in a remote village, very few buses, and taxi rates are expensive. planning to learn to drive in a few weeks but wont pass my test till like september and wont have a car till christmas time
    Eating protein doesn't build muscle.

    Stimulating the muscle (ie. resistance work) and a good diet builds muscle.

    You could eat 20 chickens, but with no training it isn't going to do ****.
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    By the way if your BMI is 15 I assume you have a naturally high metablosim (ectomorph) and so you will need to eat a LOT of food to put on muscle.
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    Its just really annoying coz all my friends give blood and i cant, coz im underweight, and i look so dam skinny lol it just sucks
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    Just eat normally, why stuff yourself with unhealthy food? If your health isn't in danger, do you really need to gain weight?
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    NEVER rely on BMI!
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    My BMI is 14.71 - I am about 2 stone underweight. I find putting on weight very difficult - i already eat quite alot - however I have a very bad anxiety dissorder so I use up alot of nervous energy all day! I agree that putting on muscle is better than fat. Maybe your local gym does a special offer for teens/students. However I uderstand that being thin and going to a gym could be quite a scarry experiance! My school went the the gym for 2 months and I felt very self concious - but its probably best to get proper weight training. Other things you could do are things like press ups and other stretches. Good luck with your weight gain!
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    many people have difficulty putting on weight due to high metabolism and such. consuming all that protein supplement and a high protein diet and only HELP you build up muscles, but without the neccessary training all that extra protein will only be flushed down the loo with your urine.

    both weight-loss and muscle-building should not be rushed. if you want to build up muscles instead of lose fat/weight, try doing anaerobic exercises (strength trainings), ie. weight-lifting, instead of aerobic exercises (endurance trainings), ie. running.

    Here are some examples and a brief explanation on aerobic & anaerobic trainings.
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    I was underweight, but then i decided i'd had enough and went to my doctors, who then referred me to a dietition (i can't spell!). I don't eat vegetables, i can't stand the things, progressing though, making myself eat them. But what the dietition said was to double my intake and stay off unhealthy foods. I was made to cut out caffeine (but i still drink alcohol, i cheat), i cut out most chocolate and crisps and salt. I eat 4 meals a day; big breakfast, big lunch and a medium dinner and meduim supper. And i snack on fruits and nuts during the day. I had to keep a calorie diary, and as i am comptetive, beating the day before's count, made me put on more weight. Now i am at a steady weight, still thin though because i do 40 sit ups, 40 press ups (both in sets of 8) and 2 reps of 10 4kg weights a day (i'm not very strong).
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    That's all good except the last part.. lol
    You wont get strong if you do the same exercise every day, your body needs rest, do it every 3 days at least, probably more.
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    Also, the Ministry of Sound Pump it Up workout and the Beach Body one are amazing to do a couple of times a week!

    But really, eating all that junk food is not going to help you at all. Eat energy foods (see This Morning website, they did a great thing about foods last week) that will make you want to exercise more. But you can't get big muscles in a body that small (i'm assuming small as i'm now 7.9 stone and still tiny), so you really need to eat healthy, and just more of it. Dietition is free, and the way to go!
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    (Original post by ladydeborah)
    still thin though because i do 40 sit ups, 40 press ups (both in sets of 8) and 2 reps of 10 4kg weights a day (i'm not very strong).
    Yeh thats definitely why you're still thin :rolleyes:
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    (Original post by Chemaz101)
    just checked my BMI http://www.bbc.co.uk/health/healthy_...al_index.shtml and its 15 :eek:

    Iv been trying to put on weight the past year or so, iv eaten so much meat and constantly eating junk food etc, but hasnt done anything, my weight has stayed the same (6 1/2 stone) so now iv decided to put on alot of muscle as that weighs more.
    I want to put on as much muscle on as i can, but without going to the gym and stuff as all my nearest gyms are well expensive and cnt afford them.
    My parents have some weights so thinking of using those, and also think about getting sum of the muscle formulas you can get, i no that natural is best blah blah blah, but i really want to put on weight by building up alot of muscle by the summer really, mainly so i can give blood and so that i look good lol, so i was thinking of either York 650g Creatine or York Muscle Power, taking them in conjunction with the weights, but not sure which i should go for, Creatine or Muscle power as both say they sepecialise in muscle growth

    tahnx for any help and suggestions
    Forget about creatine for now, start eating food, because you're clearly not eating enough, increase the amount of calories you eat by 500 calories for a week and see if you gain weight, if you don't, increase by 500 again, keep increasing until you gain weight. Once you start gaining weight, then start doing some weight training, though I don't know how effective it'll be using your own weights set or whatever.
 
 
 
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