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Why no muscle, yet?

#1 Postby Veguy9721 » Sat Feb 11, 2012 3:56 pm

I work out and do cardio. Every other day. My workouts last 1 hour each. I look at other guys and you can see defined muscles. Can anyone tell me what I should do?

The first photo (month 1) I was 120 lbs and the last photo I was 160lbs (month 3).
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Re: Why no muscle, yet?

#2 Postby Veguy9721 » Sat Feb 11, 2012 4:05 pm

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Re: Why no muscle, yet?

#3 Postby Tarzan » Sat Feb 11, 2012 5:10 pm

Is that sock down your pants?

"Lift heavier, eat more" would be my general advice. I am guessing you're quite young so you probably don't have high testosterone levels needed to build substantial muscle yet. Give it time, keep at it. If you really want detailed help then start a log and people will see exactly where you are going wrong.

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Re: Why no muscle, yet?

#4 Postby Veguy9721 » Sat Feb 11, 2012 9:37 pm

Is that sock down your pants?

LOL

I'm 25 so when will my muscles develop?

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Re: Why no muscle, yet?

#5 Postby Tarzan » Sun Feb 12, 2012 10:24 am

How long have you been at this? What is your diet like? What are your workouts like? We need more info.

Just eat a metric shit-load of protein every day, focus on squats, deadlifts, bench and overhead press and you WILL gain muscle. If not, then there is something wrong with you. It sounds like simple advice, but working it into day-to-day life is tough, I recommend you start a log.

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Re: Why no muscle, yet?

#6 Postby Richard » Sun Feb 12, 2012 10:36 am

Yeah man, as Tarzan says, tell us what you're eating each day, and what your workouts look like. If you ask me, you don't need to do much cardio if you are aiming to put on muscle. I'm sure we'll find a way to help you!
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Re: Why no muscle, yet?

#7 Postby Tarzan » Sun Feb 12, 2012 10:49 am

Sup Richard?

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Re: Why no muscle, yet?

#8 Postby Veguy9721 » Sun Feb 12, 2012 3:36 pm

Bodypart Exercise Number sets Number reps Tempo
chest pushups 3 8-15 2s up 2s dn
chest dumbbell flys 3 8-15 2s up 2s dn
chest dumbbell press 3 8-15 2s up 2s dn
lats pullups 3 8-15 2s up 2s dn
lats dumbbell rows 3 8-15 2s up 2s dn
abs crunches 3 8-15 1s up 1s dn
biceps sofa curls 3 8-15 2s up 2s dn
triceps dumbbell french press 3 8-15 2s up 2s dn

I eat a lot of carbs, fish, veggies, and fruit; and soy milk.
I can only eat 3 times a day. I work out 1 hour every other day. So far I've been working out for 3 months.

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Re: Why no muscle, yet?

#9 Postby vegimator » Sun Feb 12, 2012 5:49 pm

Fish? Seems like non-vegans outnumber vegans on here these days.

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Re: Why no muscle, yet?

#10 Postby Tarzan » Sun Feb 12, 2012 5:55 pm

Thank you for passing your great and holy judgement Vegimator.

Forget isolation work and counting seconds. Join a proper gym, learn to squat, bench and deadlift. Do starting strength or stronglifts and eat like you never saw food before.

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Re: Why no muscle, yet?

#11 Postby Synny667 » Sun Feb 12, 2012 6:05 pm

I agree with Tarzan lose the tempo lifting. It is great if you plan on doing 5 mins of nothing but squats at that tempo but you can't really lift that heavy. Protein is a lifters best friend. Will give your muscles a nice healthy boost to grow big and strong
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Re: Why no muscle, yet?

#12 Postby Veguy9721 » Sun Feb 12, 2012 6:51 pm

Thanks everyone, will do.

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Re: Why no muscle, yet?

#13 Postby Richard » Mon Feb 13, 2012 2:53 am

What are your meals specifically, how much are you eating? You need to eat a lot

Regarding weight-lifting, are you saying you're doing 8-15 reps per set? I would say that 15 is too high for what you're aiming for. I wouldn't even really go past 10. I'd say if you can do much more than 10, you need to put up the weight, make sure that you are struggling so that you're working hard. Once you get up past 10, put up the weight, even if it means you are only able to do 5 or 6 reps with the next weight, do that and get stronger with that weight that you struggle with, then increase from there once that is easy for you
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Re: Why no muscle, yet?

#14 Postby Richard » Mon Feb 20, 2012 8:34 am

Tarzan wrote:Sup Richard?


Hello there! Have you got updawg?
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Re: Why no muscle, yet?

#15 Postby AdamH » Thu Apr 26, 2012 5:04 am

Hi there, I'd love to help you out, but I'm having a hard time understanding your post. Are you saying you went from 160 down to 120? I couldn't see your photos either. BAsed on what little info you've given, all I can say is building muscle takes a long time. And when I say a long time, I mean 5 to 10 lb a year is good progress. I'm talking real muscle, not just weight. If you're just talking about being "cut," that's really just a matter of being lean. It's kind of a different animal all together. Anyways, come back and give us some clarification. I'm sure you can get lots of good advice.


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