>unfit entire life
>under-eating entire life
Today I did my first workout since school... I am ashamed of my body, of how little stamina I have, of how pathetically weak I am.
I'm reading as much as I can for tips and trying my best to up my food intake.
In the meantime, any former skeleton types around here?? Before after pics?? Tips for eating more other than 'suck it up and eat more'?
I'm presently recovering from skeletal at 29, though not as severe as you. Started at 6 ft 150 lbs, now up to 167 lbs after 4 months of training. There is no secret - you just need to keep eating and working out. Just keep eating a lot after you are full.
I've looked like this forever mate, if it was motivation, I wouldn't be struggling to fix it at 27
How did you manage to eat more after feeling full?? It just kinda sits in my mot mouth not tasteing of anything, and it takes the force of a thousand waterfalls to chew it.
I do on occasion. Mostly stick to pot and some pills if works dragging a bit.
Good to hear man, how did ya increase your food intake, I'm finding it beyond difficult.
Didn't think the hardest part about getting in shape would be eating more.
1. Start making shakes! Whole milk, oats, bananas, protein powder, greek yoghurt etc. Anything with power. 2. Learn to cook large meals and buy boxes to store your lunch/dinner for days in advance. 3. Get a healthy sleep cycle. 4. Drink a lot of water Just be yourself breh were all gonna make it cmon!
Recovering skelly here. I started lifting at 27 too.
SS is a really great routine to capitalize on the newb gainz and help you gain weight. Make sure you have a solid routine and stick with it.
Also, work on eating, it gets easier as you go. I make my own gainer shakes every night with milk, banana, peanut butter, whey and oats, and drink it before bed each night.
After a couple weeks of SS you can start doing accessories like curls and lats raises and triceps work. I was surprised how fast I gained once I was consistent.
>TFW no longer ashamed of my body.
I got a long way to go but it feels good to be a lot better than I was.
forme skele here. The trick is diet and just commitment. You can't stop because you're embarrassed or because it hurts. You want it, get.
Pic is progress. Used to be around 115-120, now I'm 160lbs
That's what i thought, but I realised the only time I could eat was when I was high, after about two weeks of not smoking weed I could eat a fuckton anytime. Your body produces cannabinoids by itself, which aids in digestion, When you smoke weed your body stops producing them and relies on the weed to give you the cannabinoids that your body needs. Also get some pre workout, evertime I take some I want to workout.
that's a time difference of 4 years, but only 2.5 actually caring about diet/lifting 4-5x per week.
I used to think having abs was everything, so when I started lifting I hated the idea of gaining weight. I realized that it was necessary and starting eating above maintenance and recording all my workouts and the progress came quick. Now I'm bulking hopefully to like 175 before the summer and then cutting back down
Yep, same here. Make a huge shake everyday.
My gains have been sup optimal, but at least I look healthy now. You really need to count your calories. If you're' like me you wont' put on weight without counting
I'm 5'9 actually and 160lbs currently
that was 17yo to 21yo. I joined a gym when I was 18 but didn't start really lifting until halfway through 18. Height is 5'9" like I said.
For anybody who's starting out you have so much potential it's stupid. I thought doing a bro split would work but honestly I jumped into an intermediate program and loved it. Mine was Madcow Intermediate 5x5. You need someone to watch your form in this program though, it kicks your ass. Luckily I was lifting with a friend who was more experienced and made sure my lifts were good. You need to eat a lot, I was practically nauseous every day for a month trying to get my appetite to where it needed o be.
If you don't have someone who can watch you, just take that program and reduce the volume so you can control your form
Thanks. I've been doing starting strength with accessory lifts (program made by he who shall not be named) and I've seen way more improvement than I would have anticipated. Recently saw my last two exes and each asked if I work out, said I look 'big' and said I'm way 'funnier' now. Lmao. You're right it makes such a difference.
currently in the process of escaping the skeletal zone. Im still relatively skelly but its getting there. Ive been hitting a bulk the past 2 months but the progress is slow. Just remember to eat a lot and work out hard. See if you can shadow someone who knows what they are doing while working out, that way you can develop a routine. Something I wish I had done sooner was count my calories. Go get some tests done to find out your BMR so you can plan your diet accordingly. The sooner you figure that out and start counting your macros, the sooner you'll get big. Trust me its worth the time and effort to do it right.
>I am ashamed of my body, of how little stamina I have, of how pathetically weak I am
God damn, OP, you may have deeper issues. I'm a 5'10 130lbs skellington and I've never had such unhealthy negative feelings. Then again, I do manual labor and have a slender "toned" girl physique, which I've always found sexy, senpai. If you don't like yourself, don't complain, change.
Everyday buddy. On days where you may be struggling to complete your daily intake, a mega shake will boost your numbers straight up. You can add all sorts to the mix, like berries and Special K and peanut butter, just experiment with ingredients really. Oh and get a blender ofc.
Took 4 months to leave skelly mode, now trying to leave DYEL mode
I fucking hate my body, people call me skeleton, I see photos of me at the beach and you can see the outline of my ribs
that's what keeps me going, that's my motivation. I'm sick of being uncomfortable in this skin
same here, I think one solution is to raise your intake and use exercise to burn off fat as you need to - that way you can be adding mass without it necessarily meaning a higher bf%
am currently skelly, doing SL 5x5 but I dropped gym for like 2 months when I was going through some family stuff I don't want to go into
getting back on the horse though
i know this feel very well
i used to blame muh fast metabolism
you absolutely must get myfitnesspal and actually used it
once you start knowing how much youre actually eating you will get bigger
i couldnt eat much either, but i made sure that i didnt go to bed until i hit my goal, i used a lot of fluids like juices and did GOMAD to fill up the calorie goal
i didnt even work out much at the start of it because i was lazy and just wanted to gain weight
you have to know how much youre eating, it doesnt matter good or bad or carb bullshit
just eat as much as possible and you will gain weight
Dunno senpai. Once I started stalling on ohp I switched to push press
When i started working out I did my work set with the bar lol. Now I push press 75kg
I started at 120lbs 6ft, ate and lifted up to 150lbs then under-ate and sedentaried my way down to 130 again, now around 127 maybe hoping I'll be able to eat my way up again.
what I have found works is a combination approach of caloric density and meal frequency.
if you decide to eat six meals a day and you do it you will most likely gain weight - even more so if you make sure those meals have fat in them, olive oil, dairy, coconut oil etc. look up high caloric density foods, I think it's all the above (cheese esp. in the dairy category) and chocolate.
The main thing is meal frequency, though - if you eat six meals a day (and they're decent, normal-sized) you will most likely add mass of some sort.