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Old 05-29-2010, 02:18 PM   #11
Jamie J. Skibicki
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Re: Inspiration For The Skinny Guys

Gaining size is really just about eating a crap ton of calories. Try it on Paleo. If you can eat enough that way, add dairy. If you still can't get enough, paleo + dairy plus big macs/whoppers if you still can't eat ernough, ready Dave Tates food log and try that.

On top of the eating, you have to be doing something that makes your body want to get bigger. I would pick something with a strength focus, Starting Strenght is the classic, followed up by Crossfit Football and Crossfit Witchita Falls. CF Strength BIased isn't bad either, but the high rep slow lifts make me laothe to prescribe it to a newbie. Hell my from went to hell on deadlift 315 x 30 challenege.
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Old 05-30-2010, 05:28 PM   #12
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Re: Inspiration For The Skinny Guys

I'm sorry, but I'm confused. Are you recommending certain WODs or styles of Crossfit (strength, Football)?
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Old 05-30-2010, 07:55 PM   #13
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Re: Inspiration For The Skinny Guys

Because you are a girl, and skinny, go to 70sbig.com (WFS) and contact Justin. He has a thing for girls who want to train properly. He can help you a lot, or just to Starting Strength. He will probably be the be the best to talk to about diet, his program will probably just be SS.

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http://starting strength.wikia.com/wiki/Starting_Strength_Wiki (WFS)

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Old 05-31-2010, 09:06 AM   #14
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Re: Inspiration For The Skinny Guys

Thank you I'm going to get the book. Good information here.
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Old 06-23-2010, 07:40 PM   #15
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Re: Inspiration For The Skinny Guys

Since your thread is about to hit the second page I guess it wont be a big deal if I butt in and relate my experiences. I think I can top yours.

When I started training I was 6'1 and 115 pounds at 7% bodyfat. On and off barbell training (SS) and a year of gymnastics and I'm 216 pounds at 20% bf. I know if I knew and could perform the lifts better from the beginning I would have gotten to where I am alot faster. Here are my starting numbers and where I am now:

Squat, struggled with the bar to full depth, max might have been 60-80 pounds for 5 - 235x3x5 and still climbing linearly.

Deadlift started with about 95 pounds x5, and last workset was 305x5, couldn't get 315x5 though.

Bench, again just the bar was a challenge. I remember using just it for my worksets. I also recall a day in high school gym class at 12 years old, we had gone to the weightroom and I tried out the chest press machine. I couldn't press it on its lowest setting that I believe was 45#. Talk about stellar genetics. Anyway, I stalled today at 165x2x5, 165x1x4.

Press, I cant remember but I think the bar was pretty damn hard when I started, now at 116x3x5

Power clean, no idea what I would have started with but I'm sure it would have sucked, now 160x5x3

Some pics if anyone is interested:

Before, looking skeletal at 115
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v3...138/before.jpg

After, looking sexy at 216
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v3...o138/after.jpg

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