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P90X for skinny guys?

So pretty much here’s how it is. I’m 16, weigh 140lbs, and I’m 6’0. Today is P90X day 3 for me and I obviously don’t need to lose weight. From everything I’ve read everyone is saying P90X is strictly for weight lose and fat people, not for skinny guys to gain muscle. Well I call bull on that, and I don’t want you to tell me I’m not gonna get any muscle gains from this. I want to know HOW I can get those muscular gains and ad a bit of mass. I don’t want to be huge! I want to get at about 155- 165, lean and muscular. I’m not going for Arnold size, I’m looking for more of a Hollister, Abercrombie type physique if you catch what I’m saying. I’m not super weak considering I never worked out prior to this. With proper form I curl about 25lb dumbbells 8-10 times with a max curl of 35lbs dumbbells. I’m trying to eat a good amount of protein throughout the day, 60g of that being after my workout in a Whey shake. I need help from someone to give me tips on how I can get the look I’m looking for through P90X. It’s the only thing that has peaked my interest workout wise, and thats why I’m doing it.

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I’ve done weight training when I was in high school and have done P90X during the summers. I can definitely tell you that P90X is not just for people who want weight loss. I never worked out before I started doing weight training and P90X. I was as skinny as a twig with practically no muscle whatsoever. After P90X, I never thought I would have as much muscle as I gained. Sure, I was no Arnold Schwarzenegger, but I was still impressed with the results I got! What I can tell you is that if you decide to proceed further into P90X, then I hope you’re ready to eat, because you’ll need to do a lot of eating so that you don’t lose a dangerous amount of weight. Whoever told you that P90X is strictly for individuals who want to lose weight is a moron, because I was skinny before I started the program. Just follow the workout plan that came with your DVD and you’ll be fine. If you feel that you’re heading towards something too bulky, then don’t lift too heavy of weights and consider where you want to be the “destination point” to where you want your body to be. Good luck!

Should I start taking whey protein?

I am an 18 year old guy and weigh 165 lbs (75kgs). I used to go to the gym for a year but then quit after seeing not much results. Now after a year I am thinking it’s because my diet was not that great? What are the pros and cons of whey protein? Should I take it after or before my workout and in your opinion what’s the best brand out there. Thanks heaps.

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Pre and post workout is the best time to consume whey. Whey protein is an excellent source of the essential amino acid, leucine. Leucine is important for athletes as it plays a key role in promoting muscle protein synthesis and muscle growth. Research has shown that individuals who exercise benefit from diets high in leucine and have more lean muscle tissue and less body fat compared to individuals whose diet contains lower levels of leucine. Whey protein isolate has approximately 50% more leucine than soy protein isolate.I use a chemical free whey from http://www.buybulkwhey.com

Will this routine help maintain my weight and possibly help lose more?

ok, i am a avid runner. 5k’s usually, occasional 10k’s. I used to be fat, changed my diet, started to exercise, lost nearly 4 stone now at this stage. Am 5’8 and 175lb. Am, now happy with my weight. Prob is my knees are starting to give out to me and i am sure its the running that’s doing it to me. I don’t want to spend silly money joining a gym, so i bought one of those stair steppers and i have been delighted with the acquisition! Its only small but i do 30 mins on that and i come off sweating like no ones business! I have the chance to walk for 25 Min’s each day in work, so, if i maintain my calorie controlled diet during the week, walk briskly for 25 Min’s in the afternoon and step for 20 Min’s in the evenings, (45 Min’s exercise) will this maintain my current weight and possibly even help to lose a little more? I would plan to do this 3/4 days a week. 1 day a week i walk for 60 mins and one day a week i run for 30 Min’s. Thank you

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get on more amino acids get on whey protein an amino acid complex an lift weights first.. then do cardio after

Which is the Best Whey Protein out there for me?

I am 5’10 and 190lbs and I am looking for the best Whey Protein Isolate in the market. I am also looking for one that is very low in fat. Any Recommendations. Btw, I hit the gym 4 times a week, Weight lifting and Cardio.

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Make sure you use a pure whey protein with No artificial Sweeteners, No artificial Flavors, No artificial Fillers etc. http://www.buybulkwhey.com/ Sells the highest quality and best priced pure whey protein.

Should I take whey protein in the morning for breakfast, post workout and before i go to bed?

I work out on a daily basis fairly hard, and I have a hard time eating in the morning but i could substitute a protein shake. Is three times a day too much? Basic GNC Whey Protein

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That is a perfect menu!!! I suggest consuming a high quality chemical free whey product minus the fillers and additives!!!! Make sure to eat plenty of high quality whole food proteins as well

How can I convince my father to allow for me the take whey protein?

Im 14 yrs old. After considering all effects of whey protein, my father won’t allow me to take it. I have assured him that it’s safe, how can I persaude him kindly, for me to take it.

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There’s nothing wrong with whey protein. Its just a milk derivative. Its not like you’re taking steroids to bulk up. The only logical reason I can see for telling a boy your age to not use it is if there’s something else going on. At your age, you should not be doing aggressive weight training. The plates in your bones are not sealed yet and you can do permanent damage to your skeletal structure. Also, if you are overweight (sorry, hon), it is a source of calories you probably don’t need. If you are trying to bulk up, don’t. It all turns to fat, and the younger you are when you do that, the more likely you are to add fat cells permanently to your body, which can be an issue when you are well past college age.

Is Dextose,Whey and creatine, in the correct ratios a good mass gaining shake?

I mix 100g dextrose, 50-65g of 100% Whey and 10g of Monohydrate in 500-650ml of Water/Skim milk as a post workout shake is this a good way to put on size? Are my ratios correct?

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No, it’s a lame and naive attempt to do what you don’t need anything but a proper diet and good training to do. For details, read my answer about protein supplements –> http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index;_ylt=ApxC6qroydrMsf1xrAgyC6Pty6IX;_ylv=3?qid=20130115003646AALCRaD . Good luck and good health!! ♠

Never took a protein shake before, what do you recommend ON whey protein or Nitrean protein?

Gonna start working out, wanted to gain about 10 lbs of muscle and also want definition. Optimum nutrition is pure whey and nitrean is 3 different proteins. Which would be best for a beginner like me?

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I prefer Dymatize Elite Whey to ON. It is almost identical. You should rely more on diet though

vegetarians on workouts !!!!!!!?

i. i’m going to the gym in every other day, and i workout for 1 hour. but as for protein i don’t eat eggs,meat,fish as i’m a vegetarian. but i eat soya beans,yoghurt and drink cow milk within 2hours right after workouts. is this good/is this enough to gain muscles???? (sorry for bad english,i don’t speak english)

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get some whey

why is whey more popular than pro complex?

Hi guys! I’ve been taking ON’s pro complex for 2 months now and the results are not bad. A lot of people say pro complex is the best supplement out there but almost everyone takes ON’s whey gold standard. The difference in prices isn’t that grave in my opinion, so why do they all go for whey?

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Better marketing program. Supplements do not and have not been proven medically to do anything other than make money for the manufacturer and sellers and carry potential long term harm to the liver and kidneys. The only case where protein supplementing has ever been approved by medical doctors is in cases of malnutrition. All the other stuff is hype and unapproved supplements. And you get most of the beneficial additives in the proper amounts from a diet of lean meat, dairy, eggs, nuts, seeds, and beans anyway. Your money would be better spent on lean protein foods. Can’t beat the genetic code, diet, and lifestyle no matter what the advertisers say.