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PostPosted: Mon May 25, 2015 3:26 pm 
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Hi guys I'm a 16 year old smallish guy, I've been vegetarian all my life and have been working out the last year or so.
I've gained muscle, but not increase in overall size.
so if i look in a mirror with my head chopped off i look ripped but as soon as i stand back my head looks huge.
im not sure if my head is big, or my chest is small, so whats the best exercises for bulk, and what would you eat.
as a vegetarian i eat some eggs but would rather move away rather than start mixing dozens into smoothies

sugestions would be appreciated :o


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 Post subject: Re: teen mass
PostPosted: Wed May 27, 2015 8:33 am 
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Count yourself lucky you apparently have a high metabolism. Given your age, you could probably eat everything under the sun, and if you're lifting heavy, grow insane amounts of muscle. So, congrats! I'd recommend focusing on compound exercises (bench, squat, deadlift, shoulder press, rows, pullups) and supplement with HIIT cardio. For food, it depends on how you feel about consuming larger quantities of tofu/tempeh, and other higher protein veg sources. If it's organic, I think you'll be fine. Just make sure you get your greens, and supplement with fruits and other veggies like broccoli and sweet potatos for energy. You'll be fine. If you want to gain mass, figure out how many calories you need to consume to maintain your current weight, and add 250-500 calories to that per day. You'll be huge in no time. If the gains are slow, eat more, lift more, and cut out some of the cardio. The cardio is there to minimize body fat.

Make sure you rest up too.

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 Post subject: Re: teen mass
PostPosted: Thu May 28, 2015 8:45 am 
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thanks, i like to stay away from soy. but i came across a hemp protein powder, are they all gimmick for people that just don't want to lift, and professionals or is it worth supplementing with protein .
i never stop eating, so ye i must have a fast metabolism or some thing.
im also finding this interval fasting thing interesting. I'm no expert but could a fast metabolism be cased by eating to much for to long, I thought it was a bad thing when it comes to lifting ?


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 Post subject: Re: teen mass
PostPosted: Wed Jun 03, 2015 9:50 pm 
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seanE wrote:
thanks, i like to stay away from soy. but i came across a hemp protein powder, are they all gimmick for people that just don't want to lift, and professionals or is it worth supplementing with protein .
i never stop eating, so ye i must have a fast metabolism or some thing.
im also finding this interval fasting thing interesting. I'm no expert but could a fast metabolism be cased by eating to much for to long, I thought it was a bad thing when it comes to lifting ?


Nothing wrong with soy, if you can find organic/non-gmo. Anyhow, I've always found myself leaner when taking in a good amount of protein. So, no, protein powders aren't really a gimmick. Some people think so, such as those on the 80/10/10 diet. But they are of a different breed.

As far as interval fasting, I'm guessing you mean only eating in a short window of time each day, and then eating as much as possible, or whatever you want. I've never tried that. I've always been happier when consuming six smaller meals per day, which keeps my metabolism humming along. I wouldn't recommend you toying with fasting. I don't remember how old you are, exactly, but you might have considerable growing left to do, and I wouldn't want you to mess that up just by trying something out.

Fast metabolism for you is predominantly due to your age. For you, given your age, you could probably consume everything under the sun, and as long as you are lifting regularly, and heavy and hard each time, you'll do nothing but build muscle. I wish I had known that when I was your age. I'd be a hell of a lot bigger now. People can alter their metabolism by exercising. The more exercise, the more active the metabolism. The more muscle, the more calories required to maintain that muscle, and fuel activity.

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