... Look into clean/balanced eating.
Complex carbs, avoid simple carbs, lowfat protein and dairy, lean meats, fish and other seafood, whole grains-brown rice, whole grain pasta, whole grain bread, fruits and vegetables, healthy fats.
Avoid processed foods, boxed and canned foods, diet and sugar free foods, trans fats, fried foods, fast foods, avoid drinking your calories... (10 replies)
... nyway ... cardio is usually not enough for someone trying to get back in shape ... you should look into buying weights or maybe incorporate other exercises like pushups ... pullups ... and situps ... ... (5 replies)
... The only thing that's mathmatical about gaining weight is that you need to eat more calories than you burn. Eating clean foods (lean proteins, whole grains, unsaturated fats, fresh veggies and fruits etc) will help ensure that the weight you gain is muscle if you're doing some strength training.
Look into plyometrics for some good non-equipment exercises. Also using pushups,... (2 replies)
... I finally started running, now that I'm home from college and I have free time. I also plan on working out to gain some muscle mass, not really looking to bulk up or see huge results, but maybe a couple lbs of muscle over my summer break.
I'm kind of out of shape now, so I do interval cardio (fast walk, jog, run, repeat) for 20 min. 3-5 times a week. I also do pushups,... (0 replies)
... Pushups, pullups and situps are a good start to. As long as you aren't trying to lift too heavy, you should be fine. In fact working your muscles now will help your growth, not stunt it. ... (7 replies)
... e gym right now so I just have stupid cheap dumbbells from Big 5. They were 25 dollars or something. I use a 20lb weight for curls, my body itself for pushups, pullups and situps. It's pretty much that simple. ... (8 replies)
... There is definitely an overall workout that I'm doing as well though with Pushups, Situps, Pullups etc. ... (3 replies)
... For muscle, definitely up the protein and keep a bit of a caloric surplus - not too much, but maybe 500-800 calories more than you BMR, and take into account the calories expended running or playing sports. Include more egg whites, cottage cheese, soy, beans, nuts and/or whey to supplement.
You can do pullups, pushups, crunches/situps and body-weight-squats are great, and... (6 replies)
... Do you have to do pullups and all that as well? ... (17 replies)
... I am 18, male, and weigh around 155. I have been working out for a couple months now. At first I would just workout 3 times a week at home doing pushups, pullups, and situps. I did that for about a month and decided to start going to a gym. For about a month now, I have been working every upper body muscle 3 days a week with no cardio and usually just a protien shake after... (2 replies)
... I know these pullups are going to be a pain in the butt. PLEASE HELP! ... (4 replies)
... pushups, situps, crunches, pullups. dips.
thats really all u need (9 replies)
... and play linebacker for a division 1a university, but I started building my body by having pushup contest with my brother. Pushups, situps, pullups and lots of basketball or a similar activity will get you on your way. ... (9 replies)
... pushups and situps and pullups are nothing like doing weights ... do them twice a day morning and evening and even try doing explodes when doing pushups ... this is when you pushup so hard your hands come off the ground ... this will give you unbelievable punching power .... ... (3 replies)
... So can the argument be made that a regimen predicated solely upon calisthenics can lead to results to that of weight lifting? In terms of size, not strength. Or would that be more of a question of, general fitness versus bodybuilding? But I think the fact still remains that a person can get big without weights. Regardless of how much a person is lifting, continuous lifting... (7 replies)
... Push ups and pullups are not completely different from weight lifting. ... (7 replies)
... Well, you shouldn't do any strength training every day because you need to allow some time for your muscles to recover. But try something like this 2 to 3 times a week:
Pushups - 3 to 4 sets to failure
Pullups - 3 to 4 sets to failure
Dips - 3 sets almost to failure
Bodyweight squats - 3 to 4 sets (not to failure, but about 20-25 slow reps)
Crunches/situps - 3 sets
+30... (4 replies)
... If you are working out in your home, things like pushups, pullups, lunges, squats, dips, situps and crunches, even Tae Bo, Pilates, Yoga and plyometrics. Resistance bands might be helpful for you, as they are inexpensive and take up almost no space. ... (9 replies)
... I think the "pansyish" thing will probably be importatnt to him.
Good suggestions Naxis. I will relay them on. Don't know about the guards and Tae Bo though. It's up to him to check that out.
Any more suggestions anyone???
John (3 replies)
... but again with the way one looks doing them. Pullups in the cell? ... (3 replies)